Author: Cody

  • 6 Myths & Facts of Appraisals

    The home appraisal industry is muddied with myths. Which is why our team here at For What It’s Worth Appraisals wants you to understand the truths of appraisals to save you from making misguided decisions. Here are some common myths and counterfacts to set the record straight.   Myth: Appraisals are just educated guesses Fact:…

  • The Essential Role of Professional Appraisals During a Divorce

    Divorce is a challenging change in life that affects you personally, of course, but can also affect you financially. Unfortunately, a complex part of a divorce settlement is the division of assets, including real estate, which means the expertise of a professional appraisal company becomes invaluable to help you understand the worth of your shared…

  • A Look at the 2024 Real Estate Market: High Demand Despite Rising Mortgages

    Happy New Year! 2024 is already shaping up to be a standout year in the real estate industry because of this surprising trend: a surge in mortgage demand despite rising interest rates and a cooling housing market, thanks to the tightening reins of the Federal Reserve. In fact, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s first-week…

  • Destress If You’re Hosting at Home for the Holidays

    Stress is always at an all-time-high over the holidays, but what can we do when hosting friends and family at home – both beforehand and during – to tamper that stress and prove that it’s still the most wonderful time of the year? Prep and plan ahead Instead of heaping all of your cooking and…

  • Spotlight on: JonAnthony Hartley

    We’d like to welcome JonAnthony Hartley to the FWIWA team! The Myrtle Beach native is new to the appraisal industry, after earning his apprentice license a few months ago and starting here in early September 2023. He has a bright future here at FWIW! Here are a few more questions he answered for us, so…

  • The New SC Property Tax Bill: What Homeowners Should Know

    In light of the state’s new real property tax bill that just came out from the South Carolina Department of Revenue, we wanted to make sure homeowners are aware of their rights to appeal. To explain, everyone who owns real property in the state of South Carolina just received there 2023 tax bill, and, in…

  • Myrtle Beach is Ranked the Fastest-Growing Place in the U.S.

    Myrtle Beach is Ranked the Fastest-Growing Place in the U.S.

    Myrtle Beach has done it once again! For the third straight year, Myrtle Beach is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report as the fast-growing place in the country for 2023-2024. The list is based off “the net migration of each metro area, which is measured by the growth or decline of the…

  • Q&A Spotlight on Audria Wagenknecht

    Q&A Spotlight on Audria Wagenknecht

    We welcomed Audria Wagenknecht onto the For What It’s Worth Appraisals (FWIWA) team in April 2023, and we wanted you all to know more about her interesting background before she started with us and what she does outside the office via this little Q&A with Audria. Q: What is your exact title at FWIWA? A:…

  • Making Informed Decisions: The Importance of Market Value Appraisals for Estates, Divorces, and Pre-Listings

    In today’s volatile financial market, it is imperative to get an independent, neutral, unbiased real estate appraisal. This also applies to other important transactions in life, like estates and wills, divorces, and pre-listings. We have a clear understanding of the market value of properties, making our appraisals an objective assessment of a property’s worth based…

  • Ready, Set, Grow!

    Ready, Set, Grow!

    We are so blessed to announce that business is so good, we’ve outgrown our current office and have officially began construction on a new, bigger office to improve our work environment. “The new office building will decrease employee distraction time and help us focus better on the work at hand by providing a healthy, clean,…