Appraiser's expertise in stigmatized properties worth $375 an hour

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Want to know what the long-term impact of a horrific crime, an environmental catastrophe or terrorism will be on a home’s value?

Call Randall Bell, a “doom-and-gloom” real estate appraiser who draws on his 20 years of experience to produce reports that can run 100 pages, including details on a home’s history, cases studies of homes with similar problems, and his conclusion.

Bell’s specialization — which has taken him to all 50 states and seven continents — makes his time worth $375 an hour, the Los Angeles Times reports. Source: