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Unfortunately, if you are refinancing or purchasing a home by obtaining a mortgage loan through a lender, your home appraisal fee will probably be $350-$500 depending on lender internal requirements as well as their choice of an Appraisal Management Company (AMC); since 21 July 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act created significant financial regulation over mortgage lenders and has also been more detrimental to the consumer in regards to more documentation and higher costs. The mortgage lending red tape has harmed good real estate appraisers trying to adhere to all of the numerous and onerous new regulations for appraisal opinion reporting. The government’s creation of more and more red tape for mortgage lenders has not been helpful but a direct detriment to consumers, home appraisers and the real estate industry as a whole.

 

Al Cheney is a Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser in the State of Alabama who offers special “non-financial” appraisal opinion reporting primarily within Baldwin County and Mobile County. Most residential appraisal fees will range from $225-$275 depending on location; more complex properties and or waterfront properties are quoted on a case-by-case basis. If you are a consumer/homeowner requiring an appraisal opinion report for estate settlement, property tax reduction and or any other reason not requiring a mortgage loan, call Al Cheney at 251-533-2424 today and discuss your real estate appraisal problem.

“Honor Park”, photo taken by Al Cheney, May 2015

Certified Appraiser Al Cheney celebrates with Semmes, Alabama and all other communities within the Mobile Bay Metro Area. Semmes, Alabama will celebrate in Honor Park on Memorial Day, 25th of May 2015 at 1 PM.

 

 

 

 

 

Take Moffett Road, US Highway 98, west and turn south onto Wulff Road E; Honor Park will be located on the right.

“Moffett Road and Wulff Road East”, photo taken by Al Cheney, May 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semmes, Alabama official website is http://www.cityofsemmes.org/.

In remembrance of the Fallen, go to “Just  A Common Soldier” ,

 

 

RECENT MOBILE BAY METRO AREA STATISTICS: The 2013 estimate for Baldwin County’s population is 195,540. The 2013 estimate for Mobile County’s population is 414,079. The Mobile Bay Metro Area, Baldwin County and Mobile County of Alabama, has an estimated population of 609,619. The population estimate for a 60 mile radius around Mobile, Alabama is 1.2 million people.

This information provided by Al Cheney, Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser in Alabama. Cheney Appraisal Services‘ primary Mobile MSA (metropolitan statistical area) coverage area for non-financial home (most only $225 to $275 depending on location) and undeveloped land (most only $175 to $225 depending on location) appraisal reports are within many communities (such as, Bay Minette, Daphne, Elberta, Fairhope, Grand Bay, Loxley, Robertsdale, Saraland, Satsuma, Semmes, Theodore) of Baldwin County and Mobile County, The Mobile Bay Metro Area, encompassing Historic Mobile Bay.

Cheney Appraisal Services‘ website is http://www.CheneyAppraisalServices.com/. More complex and waterfront residential properties are quoted on a case-by-case basis. Call (251)533-2424 today!

In the past 12 months, Wakefield Subdivision has had 9 home sales according the MLS records within the Mobile Area Association of Realtors website. These 9 sales range in property value from $146,000 to $205,000 with most gross living area ranging from 2,084 square feet o 2,450 square feet. All of the homes are 4 bedrooms with 2 or 3 full bathrooms. The days on the market (dom) are mostly under 120 days over the past 12 months. Currently, there are 6 active MLS listings with asking prices ranging from $159,900 to $229,000 and square footage ranging from 2,074 to 2,607 with 3 to 5 bedrooms. Wakefield Subdivision is located off the south side of Airport Boulevard, just past Snow Road, in western Mobile. The Mobile Regional Airport is located only minutes east from this residential development. For appraisal reports, call appraiser Al Cheney at 251-533-2424.

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By Albert Marshall Cheney, Alabama Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser
Post Office Box 8888, Mobile, Alabama 36689-0888
For appraisal report inquiry call (251) 533-2424 or email to Albert@CheneyAppraisalServices.com

Periodically, I add photographs from the Mobile Bay Metro Area which consists of the two counties which wrap around Mobile Bay, Baldwin County and Mobile County. These counties offer so much for the residents as well as our visitors. Come and take a journey through my photographs of local people, historical buildings, scenery, and other characteristics which make this Gulf Coast area an interesting place to live and visit!

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Al Cheney’s Comments and Opinions for 29 August 2010.

As a local, born and raised in the Mobile Bay Metro Area, I am sincerely happy that the bubbling crude has finally been capped after 90 days-after 90 days! It is worth repeating since this horrific ecological and environmental disaster should have never lasted this long if it wasn’t for the many faux pas by BP Oil and our own government. They say, the majority of the surface oil has dissipated and now can’t be found. Oh, really? The “on the surface” crude problem is only hiding in the depths of the sea-harming crustaceans, oysters and other seafood for years to come.

And, yes! I do realize that biological organisms will thrive on the raw crude and eventually remove it as a major threat but, this will take a very long time. The damage has already been done and its true damage is still hidden in the depths of the sea. Enormous amounts of crude, damaging dispersants, oil soaked wetlands and sea bottoms are here to stay for decades. A possible ecological disaster lurks beneath the sea and within the wetlands for years to come.

Furthermore, the inappropriate government overreach in shutting down oil rigs (overdramatic and very political), media sensationalism damaging our Gulf Coast tourism, and an already weaken real estate industry has created more negative affects upon Alabama and the other States along the Gulf Coast. Honestly, at this time, the affects of any significant real estate and tourism recoveries are unknown.

The fact is that, a fragile economy and a weakened real estate industry have been further exacerbated by the crude ecological and environmental disaster, and the crude politics of Washington. And, our tourism for this year has been damaged by irresponsible journalism by the media. Even so, the coastline of the Gulf States and its real estate will overcome this adversity and will eventually be less affected by the BP oil spill and the many missteps of Washington. The media needs to practice more responsible journalism and avoid the traps of sensationalism. Sensationalism is not journalism!

Well, our coastal properties along the beaches as well as other properties with gulf views and close to water tributaries will eventually improve over time. For now, the recent past spreading of crude through the Gulf of Mexico has resulted in a deeper real estate market slowdown affecting property values near and along the Gulf Coast. Whether legitimate, or not, many homes located well off water tributaries have also been affected to some degree. It is a real estate market slowdown caused by a fragile economy and the worse oil spill known in North America.

From my standpoint, the negative value affects for homes located off the beaches and the Gulf of Mexico should be negligible as time leads us into the future. When looking back in time, I believe, this catastrophe will reflect “a blip on the radar screen” when focusing only on the 90-day oil spill disaster. Then, there could be the possibility of a more normal level and slight positive return of property values; if a more normal level can be equated with a fragile economy under severe stress.

The fragile economy with high unemployment (9.5% but does not include the people who have given up) and uncertainty will be much more of a future problem for Gulf Coast property values than the BP oil spill. As time leads us into the end of 2010 and into the beginning of 2011, an even more fragile economy and real estate industry might be the result when continuing to implement recessive programs and tactics by the government while banks, entrepreneurs and small businesses mostly sit on the sidelines, “digging in their heels” or “going out of business” sales. Only deregulation and lowering taxes, the cessation of large government spending, small business incentives (get the oil riggers, shrimpers and other parts of the Gulf Coast seafood industry back to work) as well as “just plain honest positive talk” from the current Administration and our government representatives (most of them forget that they work for us) will improve the real estate industry– part of the backbone of America!

The coastal properties in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas will be affected by this catastrophic oil spill for years to come. As of today, now 47 days and still counting, BP Oil has been ineffective in successfully stopping the flow of oil. Therefore, our Gulf Coast is faced with environmental devastation, loss of marine life and wildlife, further property devaluation (not that inept governmental and political faux pas were enough to damage), illusion of an economic recovery, businesses closing, and loss of livelihoods for longtime residents.

As a person who has lived in the Mobile Bay Metro Area (Baldwin County and Mobile County of Alabama) the majority of my life, this massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico conjures up so many emotions and thoughts inside me and, many unkind words (please forgive) towards all who have dragged this on for much too long. Also, the lack of expedience and nondisclosures which could be labeled lies has certainly not helped to comfort Gulf Coast residents. It is quite evident that many Gulf Coast residents do not believe BP Oil and the government have properly handled this oil spill catastrophe.

Anyway, this oil spill catastrophe will apparently be with us for many months and years to come. Our Gulf Coast area will never be the same and will definitely affect the United States as a whole and potentially have International negative implications. Also, unfortunately, coastal properties more than likely will be faced with further decline in value; not that government intrusions and regulations as well as poor and restrictive lending practices have already been enough to damage our property values and the real estate industry as a whole.

So, how will the coastal real estate marketability be affected within the Gulf Coast states? Whether true or not, the stigma of an oil spill catastrophe will, in my opinion, have a potential affect on the marketability of properties along the Gulf Coast. How much of an affect is still an unknown? The future selling of coastal properties should begin to hold the answers to these questions. So, “time will tell.”

Is your property rich in oil? If so, it’s certainly not the way you want to discover oil on your property. Contact a professional you trust and get sound advice when the stigma of oil has knocked on your door. There are many good Certified Real Estate Appraisers and Attorneys in the Gulf Coast states. It is always important to understand the affects of this oil spill upon our coastal properties.

Information and opinions have been provided by Cheney Appraisal Services, Albert Marshall Cheney, a Certified Residential Real Property Appraiser for the state of Alabama, (251) 533-2424. Albert Cheney has over 35 years of real estate experience in the southern part of Alabama.

On the 20th April, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig, operating off the coast of Louisiana, had a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This oil spill resulted in a blowout leading to an explosion. At this point in time, Gulf Coast residents were not fully aware of its severity but very concerned about their future.

Now, we’re twenty-eight (28) days and counting down to a potentially life changing event for Alabamians. We are all wondering about our beautiful Alabama beaches, our coastal waters, our wildlife and our livelihood. How severe will this oil spill affect our lives in Alabama? Are we counting down to an impending threat to the Alabama coastline? Will it be a disaster negatively affecting the Alabama coastline for decades to come? How will Alabama coastal properties be affected by this catastrophe? Will the marketability of coastal Alabama real estate be affected and labeled with the stigma as “oil spill property,” whether true or false? Will your property be worth more or less after the oil spill reaches the shores of Alabama? I think you already know the answer for many of these questions.

If your coastal real estate becomes affected from this oil spill, contact a qualified attorney for advice and remember Cheney Appraisal Services, Albert M. Cheney, (251) 533-2424, as your Certified Residential Appraiser.

BLOG-SaengerSign02-2010 [04]“When Mobile’s Saenger Theatre opened on January 19, 1927, it was the sixty-first Saenger theatre of a chain founded by J.H. and A.D. Saenger of New Orleans. There were Saenger Theatres located throughout the South as well as in Cuba and Puerto Rico. Hailed as, “Alabama’s Greatest Showplace” and, “the most beautiful playhouse in all of Dixie,” the Mobile Saenger Theatre took a year to construct at a cost of about 500,000 dollars. Designed by renowned architect, Emile Weil …”

“The Saenger Theatre of Mobile now functions as a performing arts center and is the official home of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra. The Saenger features an annual Summer Movie Series and presents numerous concerts, lectures and special events. The Saenger Theatre is a historic landmark, dear to the hearts of Mobilians for its architectural grandeur and ties to our cultural history as well as for the extraordinary caliber of entertainment it offers our community today.”

Read the entire history of the Saenger Theatre as well as its scheduled events and box office information by clicking this web-link, http://www.mobilesaenger.com/info.php.

Contact Information
Box Office Entrance
6 South Joachim Street
Mobile, Alabama 36602

Administrative Offices: 251-208-5600
Rental Info: 251-208-5608
FAX: 251-208-5607
Box Office: 251-208-5600
Email: saengertheatre@cityofmobile.org

Administrative Office Entrance
250 Conti Street
Mobile, Alabama 36602

Theatre Staff & Management
Nichole T. Loper, Operations Manager
Patty Thompson, House Manager
Mitch Teeple, Production Manager
Chris Penton, Settlement Agent
Kelly Somers, Box Office Clerk
Lorenzo Franklin, Custodian

VOLUNTEERING: The event support committee consists of community volunteers from all walks of life whose dedicated service is invaluable to the Theatre’s operation.

If you would like to join our event support committee, please call Patty Thompson at 251-208-5608. If you would like to become a CLA member, please call Jani Young at 251-208-5652.

(Photograph by Al Cheney, 7th February 2010, FHA Approved Residential Appraiser with Cheney Appraisal Services, 251-533-2424.)

 

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The Mississippi real estate appraisal district is an area where Certified Appraiser Names (CAN) tries to provide qualified real estate appraisers who can handle all your appraisal requirements—Acreage and Lot (Land) Reports, Before & After home valuations (hurricane, storms), Commercial, Desktop and Field Reviews (residential properties), Employee Relocations (ERC reports), Estate Valuation Reports (Settling Estates with real property), Equity Line loans, Federal (IRS) and State tax situations, Foreclosure and HUD home appraisal reports, Home Modifications and Retentions, Home or Residential Mortgage refinancing, Matrimonial Real Property settlements (Divorces), New Home Construction (progress and final inspections), Primary and Secondary residential mortgages, Real Property Tax Assessment appeals, Removing Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).

Go to http://www.CertifiedAppraiserNames.com/ and search for your city or town in Mississippi, click on an appraiser’s web-link of choice, and call them today for a FREE real estate appraisal quote!

Are you a Certified FHA Approved Real Estate Appraiser with an active website and wanting to swap web-links with Albert Cheney at http://www.CheneyAppraisalServices.com/? If you are, call Albert Cheney at (251) 533-2424 or email your interest to AlbertCheney@CheneyAppraisalServices.com. Also, it’s a FREE listing! Thank you!

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