Pittsburgh Property Appraisers

in Pittsburgh, PA

126
Property Appraisers are
in Pittsburgh

5
Property Appraisers in Pittsburgh
are top rated

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Rated by
Thomas D.
"The appraiser was very prompt in answering our initial inquiry. He arrived on time and performed a thorough inspection of the property. The price was competitive and we received our report in a few days as promised.
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Rated by
Genevieve C.
"This appraiser contacted my fiance the day before the inspection and told him he would not be able to appraise the house above the purchase price. He had NOT even seen the property" yet!!!! He was basing his appraisal, sight unseen, n the county assessment where it shows the price I paid for the house. An appointment was made for him to come out the following day to see the house and the improvements that had already been completed. He became irate when my fiance called his office to find out why he was late and to ask when he would be there. He called my fiance back and left a nasty voice mail stating that my fiance had been rude to the secretary (he wasn't) and then abruptly cancelled the appointment. This appraiser showed no professionalism. He had no respect for my fiance, the importance of my loan, or the time taken out of a work day to meet him. My bank has contacted another company to complete the appraisal.
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Rated by
Von F.
"I needed a quick turn appraisal- and Mr.
provided the appraisal on-time and on budget... this was my first time using
... but it" will not be my last... they are Highly recommended by me...

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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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Real Estate Appraising reviews in Pittsburgh

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I called him just 2 weeks before my hearing date and was happy he could provide results (25 pages) in time for my hearing. His appraisal is, in my opinion, much closer to reality than the never-saw-my-home government guesstimate. I should know the final valuation in 2 months.
Hired him because of the earlier Angie's List review - and now I too am completely pleased with
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's work. I highly recommend Hometown Appraisers.
- Bob E.
F

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This company was selected my my mortgage lender: Atlantic Pacific.
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, the appraiser, showed up on time and thoroughly walked through my home, took photographs and measurements. However, when I received the completed appraisal after I closed on the loan, I found the appraisal to have completely incorrect information: the # of total rooms, the # of total bedrooms and # of baths were all inaccurate. To give him the benefit of the doubt (he said he was swamped with re-financing), I double checked the Allegheny County Appraisal web site and my home information is correct on this site. I called
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and left him a message about rectifying the information. I'm not concerned about the appraisal value, which is now understated based on his inaccurate assessment, but that the report that I paid for is correct. He hasn't returned my call.
- CYRUS E.
B

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1/2 hour walk through to complete work. Showed up 1/2 hour late because of roads, but I was impressed they bothered to come on such a bad day. We experienced a 2 ft snow fall the day/night before appointment
- KARIN H.
F

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I contacted
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at
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to provide an appraisal on my home. I asked him how much it would cost, and since I needed to get it done quickly, he said he would have to charge more than his usual rate. Ok, that's fine. He told me it would be $375. I told him that I would get back to him because I wanted to get some prices from other appraisers. As I was explaining this to him hung up on me. It was clear that he hung up and not that there was a phone problem because he said something unintelligible before hanging up like, "Ok,
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, good luck."
Most unprofessional experience I have had with any appraiser. Do not use his services.
- Tim G.
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It went great! one of my best experiences with a service provider,ever. I found him on Angie's list. I was really under pressure, since I got my appea hearing notice only 2 weeks befoe my hearing was scheduled. I called a couple of appraisers, but
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didn't take advantage of the fact that I was in a jam, was very calm and professional on the phone, and scheduled me right away. He showed up exactly when he said he would ( he was running early , even), was extremely thorough and nonjudgemental, got the appraisal to me in plenty of time for my hearing, but when I told him my printer wasn't working, he personally delivered 2 printed copies to my door the day before my hearing at no extra charge. His fee was exactly what he said it would be and money well spent I feel.
My reassessment hearing officer was super impressed with the document, she said she wished everyone had something like this. It exactly what the hearing board wanted, and I won! my hearing . My reassessment was lowered to exactly what
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said it should be. he was so great that my mom hired him for her reassessment and she thought he was great , too! I can't recommend him highly enough.
- Amy M.
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Short version is
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did an excellent job of preparing an appraisal using "official methods" and comparable homes in my area that I could not have done myself. After submitting it as evidence in my hearing I won my appeal and the assessed value was reduced $54,000 (the county appraisal was obviously flawed). Therefore I gave an overall A rating.
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did cancel our first scheduled appointment last minute and was late for the rescheduled one. My hearing was scheduled for a Monday. I requested I get his appraisal the Friday or Saturday before that and he sent me an email Saturday that he would be delayed. Once Sunday PM rolled around I started to put together data on neighborhood comparable homes on my own thinking he may not come through. However, I got his email at 3 AM the next morning before my 10 AM hearing.
- Oreste F C.
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We paid
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Smelzer of
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350 for an Oct 16 appraisal. We chose
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because he was a member of the Appraisal Institute and was to give terrific service. I think his credentials have gone to his head. He was to insprct teh house about Oct 24. The tenant kept canceling and rescheduling the appointment--her last move was to reschudule-cancel-reschudle a certain day in October: she called
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made an appointment for about Oct 28, canceled that date, and rescheduled that date.
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did not forward the message to
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and the tenants stayed home and
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did not show up. This resulted in a nasty from the tenants to me.
The house was finally appraised on Nov 7. I was to get the appraisal within 5 to 7 days. About Nov 18, 11 days later, I called
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's office; they acted like they had no idea who I was. they said I would get
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appraisal the next Monday. Didn't happen. Called Tuesday. they sent it. At this point the appraisal was not worth much to me with such a large time gap.
My opinion--he had too much on his plate and he doesn't care about his customers and is in too deep teaching classes about appraising on the side.
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never called me back.
I showed the appraisal to my realtor who thought it was a schlock job--especially when he compared my house to two other houses that were not even in the same city.
- joanne G.

All Property Appraisers in Pittsburgh, PA

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A P PASKORZ APPRAISING

44 PASKORZ LN
Cheswick

AAA APPRAISAL SVC

315 MOUNT LEBANON BLVD
Pittsburgh

ACCENT APPRAISAL

90 CLAIRTON BLVD
Pittsburgh

ACCENT REALTY SVC

915 GREENSBURG PIKE
West Newton

ACCURA USA

254 HICKORY ST
Mc Kees Rocks

ALL SERVICE REAL ESTATE

109 DEWALT AVE
Pittsburgh

ALLEGHENEY APPRAISALS LLC

469 OAKLAWN
Pittsburgh

ALLSTATE FINANCIAL SERVICES

1 FORESTWOOD DR
Pittsburgh

AMERICAN APPRAISAL ASSOC

318 NORTH AVE
East Pittsburgh

AMERICAN APPRAISAL SVC INC

119 GAMMA DR
Pittsburgh

APEX APPRAISAL SVC

206 MAIN ST
Imperial

APEX APRAISAL

1621 EUCLID AVE

APPRAISAL CO

816 MAIN ST
Pittsburgh

APPRAISAL INSTITUTE PITTSBURGH

1427 W LIBERTY AVE
Pittsburgh

APPRAISALS BY CONNIE

825 PITTSBURGH ST
Springdale

APPRAISALS BY GUNNY

2867 HASTINGS DR
New Kensington

ASSOCIATED APPRAISERS

115 GOLDEN GATE DR
Verona

AUDAS & ASSOC INC

101 COMMERCE BLVD
Pittsburgh

AUDAS AND ASSOCIATES INC

2570 BOYCE PLAZA RD #240
Pittsburgh

BAZZONE REAL ESTATE SVC

12260 ROUTE 30
Irwin

BEAVER APPRAISAL

114 GLENFIELD DR
Beaver

BODNAR REAL ESTATE SVC

2004 E CARSON ST
Pittsburgh

BRIDGE MORTGAGE CORPORATION

12450 PERRY HWY
Wexford

BROKERAGE HOUSE REALTY INC

706 S TRENTON AVE
Pittsburgh

C ROBERTA AUL-APPRAISALS

680 JEFFERSON AVE
Washington

CAPITAL APPRAISAL GROUP LTD

3616 LIBERTY AVE
Pittsburgh

CARL FETCH REALTY

148 GREENRIDGE DR
Monongahela

CATHERINE WHITE

Pittsburgh

Central Lending Services Inc

668 Woodbourne Rd Ste 104
Langhorne

CERTIFIED REAL ESTATE

415 W MAIN ST
Mount Pleasant

CFACTS

650 SMITHFIELD ST
Pittsburgh

CHAMPION CLINTON

184 PITTSBURGH RD
Butler

CHAPMAN & KOURY

308 MAIN ST
Irwin

CHARLES A WEISBERG & ASSOC

6507 WILKINS AVE
Pittsburgh

CHARLES J BRANNIGAN

649 Braddock Ave
East Pittsburgh

CHIAPPETTA AGENCY INC

1225 8TH AVE
Beaver Falls

COLLODI REALTY

2520 Leechburg Rd
New Kensington

COMMUNITY APPRAISAL SVC

280 Patterson Rd Ste 1
Bethel Park

CONNOLLY APPRAISALS

24 GINA DR
Washington

CORNELIUS APPRAISAL ONE

343 OLD BABCOCK TRL
Gibsonia

COSTAR GROUP

135 WOODSHIRE RD
Pittsburgh

DAVID HESIDENZ APPRAISALS

138 E JEFFERSON ST
Butler

DIAL REALTY

491 E MAIDEN ST
Washington

DIVERSIFIED EVALUATION CO

320 Fort Duquesne Blvd Ste 319
Pittsburgh

DIXON AGENCY

9710 Perry Hwy
Pittsburgh

ED CLINE APPRAISALS

2777 DARLINGTON RD
Beaver Falls

eFuneral

5000 Euclid Ave Ste 310

FERRERO APPRAISAL

3920 WILLIAM PENN HWY
Murrysville

FIRST EQUITY APPRAISAL

PO BOX 737
Warrendale

FISHER SERVICES, LLC

10296 ROSEWAY BLVD
Irwin

FLECK SELF STORAGE

453 MILLERS RUN RD
Morgan

FREDERICK & CO

559 RODI RD
Pittsburgh

GATEWAY APPRAISERS LLC

PO Box 125
Zelienople

GEORGE S MORRISON REAL ESTATE

2665 LEECHBURG RD
New Kensington

GHAFOOR REALTY CO

467 Grove Rd
Verona

GREENHOUSE REAL ESTATE

117 SANDRALAYNE DR
Coraopolis

HALKO & CO

3960 MONROEVILLE BLVD
Monroeville

HOWARD HANNA CO

115 WAGNER RD
Monaca

HUDACK APPRAISAL SVC

100 7TH AVE
Butler

JOSEPH B KOVAL REAL ESTATE

665 W Chestnut St # 1
Washington

KEFFALAS REAL ESTATE INC

790 PITTSBURGH RD
Butler

KELLY-RIELLY-NELL-BARNA ASSOC

3535 BLVD OF THE ALLIES
Pittsburgh

KENNEDY APPRAISAL SVC

333 Barclay Ave
Pittsburgh

KENNETH R RADER

600 N BELL AVE
Carnegie

KEYSTONE VALUATION GROUP

1000 COMMERCE DR
Coraopolis

KIRSCH & ASSOC

3044 PROVOST RD
Pittsburgh

KRISTUFEK AGENCY

405 MERCHANT ST
Ambridge

KRUTZ AGENCY INC

1517 FREEPORT RD
Natrona Heights

KULTZER LOVE APPRAISAL SVC LLC

2975 S PARK RD
Bethel Park

KULZER & CO

300 MOUNT LEBANON BLVD
Pittsburgh

L G REALTY ADVISORS INC

535 SMITHFIELD ST
Pittsburgh

L T APPRAISAL SVC

1121 RIDGE RD
Burgettstown

LASPINA APPRAISAL SVC INC

4225 OLD WILLIAM PENN HWY
Murrysville

LCS LYTLE CONSTRUCTION SVC

3941 WILLIAM PENN HWY
Murrysville

MARIANI APPRAISAL SVC

4729 LIBERTY AVE
Pittsburgh

MARIANI KAUFMAN & SAVASTANO LLC

4021 BULTER ST
Pittsburgh

MARSH APPRAISALS & REAL ESTATE

5701 STEUBENVILLE PIKE
Mc Kees Rocks

Merico S. Lignelli Real Estate & Insurance

7th & W. Main St
Monongahela

MILLER & SCHULER REALTY

306 Carolina Dr
Oakdale

MILLER APPRAISAL

300 MOUNT LEBANON BLVD
Pittsburgh

MUELLER APPRAISAL SVC

5998 STEUBENVILLE PIKE
Mc Kees Rocks

MURRER CO

1911 E CARSON ST
Pittsburgh

NATIONWIDE APPRAISAL CO

7920 PAINTED ROCK LN

NATIONWIDE APPRAISAL SVC CORP

380 SOUTHPOINTE BLVD
Canonsburg

NICKLAS KING & CO

519 STANTON ST
Greensburg

NICKLAS KING KIRSCH & CO

4701 BAPTIST RD
Pittsburgh

NICKLAS KING MC CONAHY

20280 ROUTE 19
Cranberry Township

NORWIN APPRAISAL SVC

8800 BARNES LAKE RD
Irwin

OMNI EVALUATION SVC INC

1707 HATHAWAY LN
Pittsburgh

ON TIME APPRAISALS

3185 Claudia St
Export

P A APPRIASAL SVC

3474 OVERLAND DR
Irwin

PAUL MC CARTHY REAL ESTATE

1982 LINCOLN WAY
Mckeesport

PAUL W FULLER AGENCY

155 Brighton Ln
Mars

PENN-WOOD APPRAISAL SVC INC

222 GEIBEL RD
Butler

PENNSYLVANIA WEST REAL ESTATE

702 MCKNIGHT PARK DR
Pittsburgh

PENNSYLVANIA WEST REAL ESTATE

150 MCGOVERN BLVD
Crescent

Pinnacle Mortgage Solutions Inc.

1489 W. Warm Springs Rd

PRECISION NETWORK SVC

1556 KING CHARLES DR
Pittsburgh

PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE SVC

131 S MAIN ST
Greensburg

PROPERTY CO

2058 BROOKFIELD RD
Pittsburgh

R D WILES APPRAISAL ASSOC

109 N MAIN ST
Washington

REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL SERVICES INC

5474 Steubenville Pike # A
Mc Kees Rocks

RECK APPRAISAL SERVICES INC

1133 S BRADDOCK AVE
Pittsburgh

RESIDENTIAL APPRAISAL CORP

450 S MAIN ST
Greensburg

SFL Valuation Services, Inc.

3330 Fairchild Gardens Dr., #33621

SHAMROCK APPRAISAL GROUP INC

439 BAIRDFORD RD
Bairdford

SPECTRUM NETWORK SERVICES INC

2149 COVENTRY DR
Allison Park

Stebler Auto Villa

1236 Mars Evans City Rd
Mars

STEVEN M FECIK APPRAISAL

1320 OHIO AVE
Mckeesport

TECH REAL ESTATE SERVICES

4403 S Beverly Dr
Aliquippa

THOMAS CUSTOM PROPERTIES

360 FORT CHERRY RD
Mc Donald

THREE RIVERS APPRAISAL CO

250 MOUNT LEBANON BLVD
Pittsburgh

TOPLEY REALTY CO

550 LINCOLN HWY
North Versailles

TOWN & COUNTRY REAL ESTATE

4485 WILLIAM FLYNN HWY 2
Allison Park

TOWNE & COUNTRY APPRAISERS

4485 WILLIAM FLYNN HWY
Allison Park

UNITED APPRAISAL SVC

112 WABASH ST
Pittsburgh

URBAN SETTLEMENT SVC

1370 WASHINGTON PIKE
Bridgeville

VALU AMERICA INC

113 TECHNOLOGY DR
Pittsburgh

WEST PENN APPRAISERS INC

6200 BROOKTREE RD
Wexford

ZARNICH & ASSOC

433 STATE AVE
Beaver

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