The cost of an appraisal, for curiousity’s sake

The cost of an appraisal, for curiousity’s sake

It has come to my attention that most people dread seeking out the services of an appraiser because they have been told by a lawyer, accountant or insurance agent that an appraisal must be done. Appraisals for such ‘must-have’ reasons (settling an estate, probate, marital dispute, tax reasons, insurance) run into the thousands of dollars,…

Being The Elephant’s Child: putting ‘satiable curtiousity’ to work

Being The Elephant’s Child: putting ‘satiable curtiousity’ to work

In the High and Far-Off Times the Elephant, O Best Beloved, had no trunk… …and so begins the tale of The Elephant’s Child. Written by Rudyard Kipling and published in 1902 as one of the Just So stories, The Elephant’s Child relates the slightly improbable manner in which the Elephant’s Child ended up with a…

Ounce Of Prevention Vs Pound Of Cure: One Good Reason To Have A Pre-Loss Appraisal Done

Ounce Of Prevention Vs Pound Of Cure: One Good Reason To Have A Pre-Loss Appraisal Done

Once upon a time, long long ago I lived in a duplex in a logging town lodged in a remote area of British Columbia. The other side of the duplex was occupied by my landlady, who snowbirded off to Mexico every winter. I had access to her duplex to do laundry and check that everything…