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American Home Appraisals is the firm to rely upon for accurate market value estimates.

Our experienced, full-time staff of real estate appraisers are experts in determining the value of your property.

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Our appraisers are on the "Approved List" with more than 100 different nationwide lenders.


Purpose of the Appraisal Service

  • Mortgage Lending (Banks, mortgage brokers, private financing, FNMA, Freddiemac)
  • Legal matters         (Divorce, Taxes, IRS, Estate, partnerships, Partial Interest, Neighbor disputes)
  • PMI Removal
  • Historic Value
  • Tax Assessment or Property Tax Reduction
  • Insurance and damage properties    (Insured and market values)
  • Government condemnation/taking
  • Value prior to listing a property for sale   (Market Value)
  • Suitability for "Conventional or FHA" financing
  • Consultation on how to increase the value of a property
  • Review   (Lender, Governmental, Legal)
  • ERC - Relocation Appraisals

 


Types of Property We Appraise

If it's Residential in nature, we have the talent and ability to determine the value.

Homes:

  • Recreational cabins
  • Manufactured or Mobile homes
  • New construction
  • Homes in subdivisions
  • Waterfront
  • Log
  • Geodesic Dome
  • Historic Properties
  • PUD's  (Planned Unit Development)
  • Attached or semi-detached
  • Estate
  • Trophy - or one of a kind custom homes
  • Fixer-uppers and damaged
  • One home or an entire subdivision

 

Condominiums:

  • Studio
  • Townhouse
  • High-rise
  • Recreational or urban living
  • Single units or entire complexes


Multi-Family:

  • Any apartment building or multi-plex with 4 units or less

 

Vacant Land:

  • Small recreational lots
  • Residential sites
  • Small and large acreage tracts
  • Residential subdivisions
  • Easements and restrictions on sites

 


Appraisal Fees

Residential appraisal fees are determined by:

  • Type of appraisal 
  • Type of property / home;
  • Complexity of the appraisal research;
  • Difficulty in obtaining data or finding comparable sales;
  • Turn-around time;
  • Type of report need by the Client;
  • The level of detailed information the Client requires to be placed in the report.

Full appraisal fees can range $550 - $25,000 with fees for a standard "Bank" appraisal (URAR 1004) starting at $800.

Appraisals for legal purposes cost approximately $150 more due to the additional research and data checking.

Appraisal Reviews start at $350

 


Appraisal Forms

Any type of appraisal reporting format can be delivered from standard "bank" forms up to extensive Narrative appraisal formats.

  • FNMA URAR 1004
  • FNMA URAR 1004-UAD Compliant
  • FNMA URAR 2055
  • FNMA URAR 2065
  • FNMA URAR 2075
  • FORM 704
  • ERC
  • Narrative
  • OTHER:  Rental comps, Operating income, Final inspection (442)Small recreational lots
  • Residential sites
  • Smalland large acreage tracts
  • Residential subdivisions
  • Easements and restrictions on sites


 

 


Appraisal Service Area

Our normal service area is King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.   For special projects we will appraise in all areas of Washington State.

Our normal service area includes the cities and surrounding areas of:

  • Seattle
  • Everett
  • Tacoma
  • Bellevue
  • Issaquah
  • North Bend
  • Redmond
  • Renton
  • Kent
  • Auburn
  • Algona
  • Pacific
  • Enumclaw
  • Fife
  • Puyallup
  • Marysville
  • Monore
  • Snoqualmie
  • Mercer Island
  • Lynwood
  • Edmonds
  • Vashon Island
  • Newcastle
  • Sammamish
  • Lake Forest Park
  • ... and many others

 

 




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