Kansas City Property Appraisers

in Kansas City, MO

146
Property Appraisers are
in Kansas City

6
Property Appraisers in Kansas City
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HENRY L.
"He did a great job. The reports were timely and well documented. His range from commercial to residential was great, and the bank was happy to list him as an approved appraiser. He" went above that to give me some suggestions as to what to add into the lease to protect my interests.
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DARRIS G.
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actually listened to what we wanted and only showed us homes that were in our price range and the style we requested. It was a pleasure and we would recommend to all his services.
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FAYE A.
"This is a family owned business and everyone in the family becomes involved. They are all very efficient, helpful and great people to work with.

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Yes, but you won't like what will probably happen (this is a worst case scenario, hopefully you will avoid most):

The purpose for a building permit is to ensure meeting the minimum standards for construction practices and minimum safety standards.  A contractor who works without a permit, does so because they know they are not in compliance (and to save money at your expense).  They knew they should have had inspections and permits for their work.  Who ever built the addition should be reported to both the building official as well as the Better Business Bureau.  It is ultimately the homeowner who is responsible for ensuring the proper permits have been applied for, though.

So when you apply for your permit, you will be pretending as if the work is not completed (you do not hide this fact, you just have to follow the correct process as if it hadn't been built).  Your first stop will be with zoning; can you even add an addition, do you have the proper clearances from the side, front and rear property lines.  If it is a bedroom, does the septic system (perk test) support an additional bedroom.  If your building already meets or exceeds the amount of building allowed on the site or if you do not have the clearances required from the property line, your addition may be required to be removed.  There are appeal processes and variance requests you can try before tearing down the addition (Get an architect).

If your zoning review is fine, next you go to permitting.  Here you will submit plans (drawings) of what was built.  If you do not have these plans, consider hiring an Architect to generate As-Built drawings for this use.  Hopefully the plan review comes back with no changes, or you will alread know your addition is not in compliance and may face rebuilding.  Depending on the type of construction, your zoning and your local building requirements, you will be required to have inspections of your foundation / footings, the framing, the electrical, mechancial and HVAC systems, etc. affected by the work. 

This may require digging the ground back up so the inspector can confirm foundation depth, size and draingage requirements.  The interior wall finishes (gypsum board, panelling, etc) may have to be removed in some or all areas so the framing and electrical can be inspected (If one area fails, be prepared to pull all areas down).  At each inspection, if the work is found to be lacking, then you will have to correct the work before getting permission to use the room.  If there is an electrical or safety violation found, it is possible the Building Official could declare the entire property inhabitable until the offenses are corrected (IE you are homeless until it is fixed).

As you can see, you have to hope beyond belief that the builder constructed everything correctly and that the building officials will work with you to minimize the amount of deconstruction necessary to inspect the work.

Also, you will be charged all the fees associated with plan review and permitting, and you will be charged for each inspection visit (as your builder would have been charged initially had they followed the law).

As for value, here is the real concern:  If your home burns down or faces some similar disaster, your home owners insurance will balk at paying; they will blame the illegal construction as the cause.  As for the value of your building, not having a permit will make any buyer have a difficult time getting their own insurance, thus harder to sell.  The room itself will add value to your property, if it isn't a hazard (IE permitted). 

Also, taxes are based upon assessments, which use the land records.  Building without a permit, can be seen by local officials as an attempt to avoid paying property taxes, since the land records do not show the addition.  Until the official tax records reflect an accurate statement of your building, you may face fines, tax fees and other costs associated with the improvement depending upon how long it has been there unreported.

You may wish to contact a local, licensed Architect who works with the local building department.  They will know the personel, know which forms you need to fill out first and how to protect you from an overzealous Building Official (there are exceptions and options within the Code that the Building Official may forget or ignore that an Architect can request be used to prevent tear down or damage).  Next time you go to build get the Architect first to protect yourself from what this construction firm did to you.

Good luck!
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     If you are having a friendly divorce you might want to know what doing the repairs would add to the sale price. I think your best bet would actually be to talk to a realtor as to what they think the difference would be. Then get a couple of estimates from a local contractor or contractors.

     Being in a divorce situation I would think sell as is and move on as quickly as you can. Renovation of a home can be a stress on a good marraige and it would probably be worse if in divorce proceedings.

 

Good luck Don

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All Property Appraisers in Kansas City, MO

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"KCS" Kansas City Sunrooms, Room Additions

7900 NW 100th Street
Kansas City

ACCURATE APPRAISALS

10111 CENTRAL ST
Kansas City

ANNE MC ROBERTS & CO

7324 CANTERBURY ST

APPRAISAL ASSOCIATES INC

PO Box 1024
Warrensburg

APPRAISAL DYNAMICS INC

12615 W 70TH TER

APPRAISAL KC

588 W 40TH ST
Kansas City

APPRAISAL NETWORK GROUP

5545 N OAK TRFY
Kansas City

APPRAISAL RESOURCES

207 E MISSISSIPPI ST
Liberty

APPRAISAL RESOURCES

851 NW 45TH ST
Kansas City

APPRAISAL SERVICE INC

220 MAIN ST
Platte City

APPRAISAL SOLUTIONS

8308 State Line Rd

APPRAISAL WORKS

1100 SW SUNFLOWER DR
Lees Summit

APPRAISALS LIMITED

500 COUNTRY CLUB RD
Lexington

APPRAISALS UNLIMITED

425 E 63RD ST
Kansas City

BANES APPRAISAL SVC

4030 N 112TH ST

BELKE APPRAISAL & CONSULTING

3100 NW 57TH ST
Kansas City

Bliss Associates LLC

1000 Walnut St
Kansas City

BOLTE APPRAISAL SERVICES

800 GREENWAY TER
Kansas City

BRAUER REAL ESTATE

19651 LINWOOD RD

BROWN APPRAISAL

3713 S TRAIL RIDGE AVE
Independence

BURGESS JOHNSON ASSOC

911 MAIN ST
Kansas City

CARDWELL & ASSOC INC

221 W LEXINGTON AVE
Independence

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney $690 +

4004 Washington St
Kansas City

CHARTIER APPRAISALS

220 N MAIN ST

CIRCLE S APPRAISALS INC

115 BLUE JAY DR
Liberty

CLIFF FOSTER

4644 N 124TH ST

COLLINS & ASSOC

10920 E 71ST TER
Kansas City

COOPER REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL

PO BOX 44
Grandview

DAVID BARNES APPRAISAL SVC INC

6420 OVERTON AVE
Kansas City

DAVID CRAIG & CO INC

8500 SHAWNEE MISSION PKWY L5

DAVID W MILLER INC APPRAISALS

6112 N MATTOX RD
Kansas City

DENNIS KIETHLEY & ASSOC

4007 S Crysler Ave Apt 6
Independence

DILLON & WITT INC

6925 W 151ST TER

DONALD C MEIER & ASSOC

16 SE 3RD ST
Lees Summit

DONOHO APPRAISALS

11701 WEDD ST

DOUG MITT'S APPRAISAL

8632 QUIVIRA RD

DOUGLAS KINGSBURY & ASSOC

4001 ROANOKE RD
Kansas City

eFuneral

5000 Euclid Ave Ste 310

ERA THRESHOLD

105 N Stewart Ct Ste 200
Liberty

EXPRESS APPRAISALS INC

8309 W 144TH PL

FIRST HORIZON

3500 W 75TH ST

FIRST PRIORITY APPRAISAL GROUP

6045 Martway St Ste 109

Fitch Appraisals LLC

1600 NE 100th Ct
Kansas City

GRETZINGER APPRAISAL INC

10955 LOWELL AVE

GROUPE BEULAH INC

3608 NW 75TH CT
Kansas City

GUARANTEED APPRAISALS

3057 SW GENTRY CT
Lees Summit

HADLEY REIMAL APPRAISALS

5235 DELAWARE ST
Kansas City

HENDERSON APPRAISAL SVC

2800 NE KENDALLWOOD PKWY
Kansas City

HOLLAND APPRAISAL SVC

6 NE 53RD TER
Kansas City

HOMETOWN APPRAISALS

7205 NW 75TH TER
Kansas City

HUGHES & CO INC

11237 NALL AVE

INSTANT CERTIFIED APPRAISALS

313 SW GREEN TEAL
Lees Summit

J D NORTH & ASSOC

PO Box 8491
Kansas City

J S APPRAISALS

12805 W 138TH ST

JD NORTH & ASSOCIATES LLC

7426 Summit
Kansas City

JIM HAND APPRAISALS

324 SE GREEN ST
Lees Summit

JOB VALUATION SVC INC

8729 NORWOOD DR

JOHN C BYRAM JR

15625 W 87TH ST

JULIE DOERFLINGER APPRAISALS

615 BURKARTH RD
Warrensburg

KLEINSORGE APPRAISALS

14411 W 91ST ST

KNAPP APPRAISAL CO

3409 Kimberly Downs Rd

LANDMARK APPRAISAL SVC

184 SE 455th Rd
Warrensburg

LARRY HAYNES & ASSOC LLC

324 S MAIN ST
Independence

LARRY MAIORANO

11109 W 113th St

LAURA RAMIREZ

8027 STATE AVE

LEVOTA APPRAISAL GROUP

2300 BLUE RIDGE TER
Independence

MARK HASTERT

PO BOX 22486
Kansas City

MARTENS CO

9400 REEDS RD

MAYO AUCTION & REALTY

16513 Cornerstone Dr
Belton

MC CORD APPRAISAL

3221 N 131ST ST

MC HENRY REAL ESTATE

7806 Rosewood Circle
Kansas City

METRO REPAIR Services, LLc.

107 SE 291 HWY
Lees Summit

METROPOLITAN APPRAISAL CO

11711 Pennsylvania Ave
Kansas City

MID-STATES APPRAISAL SVC INC

11990 S Arbor View Ln

MIDWEST VALUATION LLC

16909 E 49th Terrace S
Independence

MITTS APPRAISAL SVC

11900 W 87TH STREET PKWY 140

MORRIS APPRAISAL

5529 NE NORTHGATE XING
Lees Summit

MOSER & ASSOC INC

8410 SAGAMORE RD

MURPHY & CO APPRAISAL

9315 DEARBORN ST

Nice Guys Work Hard & Associates

7020 Nw 83rd Terr
Kansas City

NICHOLS & BOWERSOX INC

15905 Overbrook Ln

NORTHLAND APPRAISAL SVC

412 N JEFFERSON ST
Kearney

NORTHLAND APPRAISAL SVC

4437 NW INDIAN LN
Riverside

O'FLAHERTY & VANICE

5000 W 64TH ST

PENNINGTON APPRAISALS

216 N Missouri St
Liberty

Phoenix Photography Inc.

9600 Johnson Dr.

Presko Custom Homes LLC

P.O. Box 11115
Kansas City

Professional Valuation Services

2812 SE 6th St
Blue Springs

PRYOR APPRAISAL SVC

405 NE 70TH ST
Kansas City

QUALITY APPRAISAL PATRICK

8160 PARALLEL PKWY

QUALITY APPRAISALS

800 NW 109TH TER
Kansas City

QUALITY ASSURED APPRAISAL

PO BOX 901781
Kansas City

R S TOURTILLOTT CO

4262 Jefferson St Apt 8415
Kansas City

REECE & NICHOLS

20101 E Jackson Dr
Independence

Reece and Nichols Real Estate

5000 NE Lakewood Way
Lee's Summit

RESIDENTIAL APPRAISAL GROUP

208 SE 3RD ST
Lees Summit

ROBERT E KAVANAUGH

6025 MARTWAY ST

SCIARA APPRAISALS

PO BOX 6433
Lees Summit

SEVEREID & ASSOC

5301 W 65TH TER

SFL Valuation Services, Inc.

3330 Fairchild Gardens Dr., #33621

SHAROLYNN MYERS APPRAISAL SVC

1004 SW COACHLIGHT CT
Lees Summit

SHELTON & ASSOC

9424 W 123RD ST

SMITH & SMITH APPRAISAL CO

18205 CLIFF DR
Independence

Stanley Appraisal Inc

8645 College Blvd

The Anita Covert Team

1579 NE Rice Rd
Lees Summit

The Connection Incorporated

6804 E 129th Street
Grandview

Tiffany &Company-

11 W 5th St
Kansas City

TOBIAS & PFAFF APPRAISERS

213 NW Redwood Ct
Lees Summit

TODD APPRAISAL

PO Box 7215
Kansas City

TRUE VINE APPRAISAL CO

9804 E 87TH ST
Kansas City

TUCKER APPRAISALS

3718 N PERRIN RD
Independence

Two Four Exteriors

9618 Falcon Valley Drive

UMPHREY APPRAISAL

7603 PARK ST

VAN METER APPRAISAL

6501 W 102ND ST

VERITY VALUATION LLC

8527 Bluejacket St # 214

WEISENBORN APPRAISALS

5304 NW 80th Ct
Kansas City

WILLIAMS APPRAISALS

1506 OPAL RD
Kearney

Williams Group

4220 S Hocker Dr
Independence

WOODWORTH & ASSOC

PO Box 144
Greenwood

Wooten Appraisal Co

3110 W 69th St

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