Monday, 1 August 2011

How appraisal and Assessments differ

People believe that appraisals and assessments are the same thing and are of the same amount. But in reality they are of different nature. Let’s see how they differ.
An appraisal is an approximate market value and the appraiser may find out different ways to come up with it. When an appraiser estimates the market value of a home he compares his price to the other similar properties recently sold. The appraising property is given the maximum weight age. A special feature of an appraisal is the value at which both the parties agree to buy and sell the property, that is, the contract price.
An assessment is the taxable price that the local government demands of you for the property. According to some people, the values of these sample assessments are equal to the market value and for some they are the percentage of the market value. An assessment can very well differ from the actual price of the property. It is entirely on the hands of the jurisdiction as to whether they want to raise the assessment value or lower them. The fickleness of the assessment values does not earn it much high favor among people today.

Home safety assessment for Senior citizens

With old age, a person looses the ability to cope up with difficult surroundings. They become weak and dependent. The one thing that they should be always accompanied with is ‘safety’. As most of the accidents occur in their home itself, a thorough planning about the home safety of an elder person should be done to avoid certain unfortunate events. 

Sample assessments like these home safety assessments are done to provide full security and comfort to old people so that they can easily carry out their daily chores without much difficulty.  Home safety assessment programs attempt to transform the living environments in home and other public and private places. To facilitate this process, these assessment programs have come up with several handy accessibility products for the kitchen and bathrooms. 

A bathroom is perhaps the most vulnerable area where there are lots of chances for an old person to slip down leading to disastrous results. Curbless accessible showers and grab bars are some of the equipments which help a person during their bath. In kitchens, the counters, slabs, and sinks are arranged in a very easy to use manner. These products are easy to use and enable a person to be safe while using it.