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A home purchase is the largest, single investment most people will ever make. Whether it's a primary residence, a second vacation home or an investment, the purchase of real property is a complex financial transaction that requires multiple parties to pull it all off.

Most of the people involved are very familiar. The Realtor is the most common face of the transaction. The mortgage company provides the financial capital necessary to fund the transaction. The title company ensures that all aspects of the transaction are completed and that a clear title passes from the seller to the buyer.

So who makes sure the value of the property is in line with the amount being paid? There are too many people exposed in the real estate process to let such a transaction proceed without ensuring that the value of the property is commensurate with the amount being paid.

This is where the appraisal comes in. An appraisal is an unbiased estimate of what a buyer might expect to pay - or a seller receive - for a parcel of real estate, where both buyer and seller are informed parties. To be an informed party, most people turn to a licensed, certified, professional appraiser to provide them with the most accurate estimate of the true value of their property.

Through this website you and your client will gain valuable information that will help both of you make sound financial decisions.  You will also learn "How to Prepare for an Appraisal", "The Trust About AVM's", "Myths about Real Estate Appraisers and Real Estate Appraisals" and so much more.  Take a moment and watch some our of informational videos. 

Agents, are you planning on marketing a home but don't know what the square footage is?  We can help with that too!  For a small fee we can go to the home and measure the house for you.  No more relying on homeowner's or public records. 

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Mtg Loan Rate APR
30-yr Fixed 4.55% 4.7%
15-yr Fixed 4.01% 4.22%
1-yr Adj 2.76% 3.42%
* national averages