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"Will from was hired by my mortgage servicer to do an appraisal on my home to remove PMI. Unfortunately, he sorely" missed the on his appraisal -- by close to $70,000! My house is in a historic district which includes Mills Act which reduces property taxes. I have had 3 prior appraisals for the initial purchase and 2 refis, all three included an increase in valuation - Will said there is no increase which is incorrect. He failed to include 2 completely valid comps in my immediate neighborhood that would have reflected the correct true value. And his appraisal included a pending and an active listing as comps -- which is super sketchy. My immediate neighbors have a home that is the same size, bed/bath count and lot size which appraised just a month prior to my appraisal, and they came in $60,000 higher - that's not chump change or even just being off on some calculations. I called him to try to address these concerns, and he wouldn't return the calls. (Technically, I was not the "client" so I can understand the lack of response.) I disputed the appraisal with my mortgage servicer, and he stuck by his valuation. Being as from when he came out to the house, to when he had the report to the mortgage company, it looks like he spent absolutely no more than 4 hours total on the refi (and I mean between when he left my property and when he submitted the completed appraisal) it seems he's a churn and burn appraiser and rips through them as fast as possible without really making an effort to get accurate details on property valuations. Even more telling, he did an appraisal for another customer with my mortgage servicer and he did the exact same thing to them - didn't use local valid comps that would provide a correct valuation. I suspect, but can't prove, that the mortgage company is encouraging low valuations and he shops comps to get the mortgage servicer what they want. Would recommend against using him.

-Brandon H.

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" was referred to me. I contacted them and came within 2 days. Very proficient in the field, measurements, diagram, and pictures. Located valid" comparables. Received professional comprehensive report within 2 days.

-WILL J.

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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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I called late one Friday afternoon, spoke with Ed , and made an appointment for the following Monday at 9:30 a.m. He arrived on time, appeared to make a careful inspection of the perimeter of our home, and then made what also appeared to be a careful inspection of the interior. The home had been appraised ...More for refiancing purposes about two years ago, and we saw many errors in the appraisal, but our loan to value ratio was so favorable that it didn't make any difference what the appraisal was. The appraisal of Ed did not have any mistakes, and even though our house has an unusual shape with several balconies and decks, he appeared to properly measure the house. He promised that the appraisal would be mailed in not more than three days, and if fact, the appraisal arrived that Friday. Ed was courteous, friendly, informative, but at the same time, all business.
- GARY S.
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This was the most wonderful experience because the realtor took over for us in handling all of the details and arrangements for which we had no idea what we were doing or how to handle any of these circumstances. She gave us so much great advice!
- SHAUN G.
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Payment was required at the time of the appraisal. The appraiser was informed before hand that the property was still undergoing an extensive re-model and was asked to contact the mortgage broker if he foresaw any problems. We were informed the following week that they could not appraise the property because of the construction. However, they not only ...More cashed the $350 check, but they would only refund $250, keeping $100 for "administrative costs".
- DIANE G.
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I called and he immediately connected me to his team mate . was very quick to respong and we had a short meeting the same day. He was able to understand my requirements and was very familiar with area where we wanted to buy house. Although we are still in process of finding the ...More right house as the San has turned out with less inventory.
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Property Appraisers in San Diego

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24/7 Handyman Service

P.O Box 16125
San Diego

ACCELERATED APPRAISAL SOURCE

639 FAITH AVE
Cardiff By The Sea

Accelerated Appraisals

3233 New York Ave
Costa Mesa

ACTION APPRAISAL SVC

25 Peregrine Cir
Oak Park

Alamir Construction

17985 SAPONI CT
San Diego

Alan Bliss Group

2768 Loker Ave West
Carlsbad

American Appraisal Management Services, Inc

818 West Seventh Street
Los Angeles

Ameritas Valuation Services, Inc.

5694 Mission Center Rd #602134
San Diego

ANC APPRAISALS

836 WASHINGTON ST
San Diego

APPRAISAL CO

9747 BUSINESSPARK AVE
San Diego

APPRAISAL FIRM

PO BOX 131766
Carlsbad

APPRAISAL INSTITUTE SD CHPTR

4849 RONSON CT
San Diego

Appraise All

3952 Clairemont Mesa Blvd

AppraiseNet Group, Inc.

3120 Juniper St
San Diego

Appraiser Income

4809 Clairemont Dr
San Diego

AppraiserValues.com

4570 CAMPUS DR
Newport Beach

ARMELL APPRAISAL SVC

10717 CAMINO RUIZ
San Diego

ASAP APPRAISAL SVC

954 Camino De La Reina Unit 95
San Diego

BAD BOY

2411 2nd Ave
San Diego

BERGER CO

3266 Rosecrans St
San Diego

BOUMAN & MERRYMAN APPRAISAL

9455 RIDGEHAVEN CT
San Diego

BOWEN & ASSOC

9522 SELTZER CT
San Diego

Brad Heavey Real Estate

2626 El Aguila Street
Carlsbad

Brian Ward Appraisal

16553 Aldama Ct
San Diego

BRINIG & CO

401 B Street
San Diego

Broadpoint Properties

220 West Second Avenue
Escondido

C2 Financial Corp.

10509 Vista Sorrento Parkway Suite 200
San Diego

Caliber Home Loans

701 Palomar Airport Rd Suite 300

California Real Estate & Mortgage, LLC.

4370 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego

CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE CNSLNG

16885 VIA DEL CAMPO CT
San Diego

California Residential Appraisals

11956 Bernardo Plaza Dr #238
San Diego

CARL A VOTOLATO

3784 Merrimac Ave
San Diego

CATLING CO

4540 KEARNY VILLA RD
San Diego

CENTURY APPRAISAL

9565 WAPLES ST
San Diego

Certified Home Inspections

81 Athens St
Rancho Mirage

Chandos Pacific Appraisal

4079 Governor Drive
San Diego

Clark Cleaning Services

7470 Kamwood St
San Diego

CLIFF ELLEDGE & ASSOC

3266 Rosecrans St
San Diego

CLINT BRUCE

2321 MORENA BLVD
San Diego

COAST APPRAISAL SVC

1919 GRAND AVE
San Diego

COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL

5901 PRIESTLY DR
Carlsbad

CONSOLIDATED APPRAISERS

4907 MORENA BLVD
San Diego

CONTINI & ASSOC

3945 CAMINO DEL RIO S
San Diego

CORE APPRAISAL GROUP INC

7825 HIGHLAND VILLAGE PL
San Diego

CURTIS HENRY APPRAISAL

4550 KEARNY VILLA RD
San Diego

DANTE APPRAISAL SVC

9747 BUSINESSPARK AVE
San Diego

DAVID CUCHIARA

San Diego

DAVID WESTCOTT MAI

318 W ROBINSON AVE
San Diego

DENNIS CUNNINGHAM & ASSOC

4844 E ALDER DR
San Diego

DENTON APPRAISAL

4976 CHAPARRAL WAY
San Diego

DOBECKI & ASSOC

10770 BLACK MOUNTAIN RD
San Diego

Dolphin Home Appraisals

9921 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego

ELITE APPRAISAL

11309 SPITFIRE RD
San Diego

ELMAN BARGFREDE

12526 HIGH BLUFF DR
San Diego

EWING APPRAISAL SVC

4736 ROLANDO BLVD
San Diego

EXCELLENT REAL ESTATE APPRAISL

4901 MORENA BLVD
San Diego

FastBack Appraisal Network

300 Carlsbad Village Dr. #216
Carlsbad

First Metro Appraisals

747 W Katella Ave
Orange

FORSYTHE APPRAISALS

9845 Erma Rd Ste 205
San Diego

FOUNDATION-REAL EST APPRAISERS

4907 MORENA BLVD
San Diego

FRA APPRAISAL CO LLC

1817 MORENA BLVD
San Diego

GEYERMAN APPRAISAL SVC

8361 VICKERS ST
San Diego

Golden Property Management

4679 Vista Street
San Diego

HAROLD A GODWIN & ASSOC

6311 CAMINITO DEL PASTEL
San Diego

Integra Realty Resources - San Diego

5330 Carroll Canyon Rd
San Diego

J BAKER APPRAISAL SVC

11945 TIVOLI PARK ROW
San Diego

J STREB RESIDENTIAL APPRAISALS

PO Box 22202
San Diego

JAMES T HOOKER REAL ESTATE

1919 GRAND AVE
San Diego

Jansen Appraisal Services

2445 Morena Blvd Suite 209
San Diego

JENSEN APPRAISAL

11139 MORNING CREEK DR S
San Diego

Jensen Real Estate Appraisal Service

4842 Twain Ave
San Diego

Joanna Maloney Appraisal

1155 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar

JONES ROACH & CARINGELLA INC

2221 Camino Del Rio S Ste 202
San Diego

JOSEPH'S APPRAISAL GROUP OF CA

10981 SAN DIEGO MISSION RD
San Diego

KARSTEN'S APPRAISALS

10509 SAN DIEGO MISSION RD
San Diego

KEVIN WESTJOHN APPRAISER

4887 KANSAS ST
San Diego

LABIANCA APPRAISAL SVC

11838 BERNARDO PLAZA CT
San Diego

LACKNER GROUP

17911 Toltec Ct
San Diego

LANDMARK REAL ESTATE SVC

4901 MORENA BLVD
San Diego

Life Transitions

514 Hillock Pl
Encinitas

LIPMAN STEVENS & CARPENTER INC

625 Broadway Ste 1000
San Diego

LOPEZ PRICE & COX

814 MORENA BLVD
San Diego

Loya's Cleaning Services

P.O. Box 513
Lemon Grove

Macklin Appraisal Service

P.O. Box 129
Carlsbad

MARK HENDRICK APPRAISER

3110 CAMINO DEL RIO S
San Diego

MC KENZIE APPRAISAL CO

1919 GRAND AVE
San Diego

MDS REALTY ADVISORS

4891 PACIFIC HWY
San Diego

MERIT REAL ESTATE APPRAISALS

4903 MORENA BLVD
San Diego

N R JACOBS & ASSOC

9974 SCRIPPS RANCH BLVD
San Diego

NATIONS VALUATIONS

10509 VISTA SORRENTO PKWY
San Diego

NIXON & ASSOC

1504 INDIA ST
San Diego

OHRMUND LAND CO

11149 RED CEDAR DR
San Diego

Olaessmith Appraisals Inc

4640 Cass St #9193
San Diego

On Time Appraisal

7040 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad

OTAY MESA WEST 67 LLC

6794 CALLE DE LINEA
San Diego

PACIFIC INVESTOR REALTY

4516 KICKAPOO CT
San Diego

PETER N ROBERTSON

7183 NAVAJO RD
San Diego

PHIL TOLLES APPRAISAL SVC

1919 GRAND AVE
San Diego

PRIME SOURCE APPRAISAL

1519 THOMAS AVE
San Diego

PROMPT APPRAISER & CONSULTANTS

2371 Silver Oak Cir
Corona

PROOF OF INCOME SERVICE'S

10800 Foothill Blvd
Rancho Cucamonga

PROPERTY ADVISORY CONSULTANTS

7921 Entrada De Luz E
San Diego

PROWEST APPRAISAL

4540 KEARNY VILLA RD
San Diego

R & R APPRAISAL GROUP INC

1543 FRANKFORT ST
San Diego

R B APPRASIALS

PO BOX 28088
San Diego

RAINBOW APPRAISAL SVC

2144 Belloc Ct
San Diego

Rappoport Development Consulting Services LLC

1286 University Ave. #807
San Diego

RASMUSON APPRAISAL SVC

7809 Inception Way
San Diego

REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL SVC

810 PORTSMOUTH CT
San Diego

REAL ESTATE APPRAISALS

PO Box 178703
San Diego

RECHT & RECHT

7811 MISSION GORGE RD
San Diego

Revis Appraisal Services

6745 Fashion Hills Blvd
San Diego

Revis Appraisals Services LLC

2834 W. Canyon Avenue
San Diego

RICHARD W BOYCE INC

4556 DEL MAR AVE
San Diego

ROBERT L FEINSTEIN REAL EST

7290 NAVAJO RD
San Diego

SAMPPALA GROUP

4895 SAVANNAH ST
San Diego

SAN DIEGO APPRAISAL CO

11856 ARBORLAKE WAY
San Diego

San Diego Appraisal Services

4605 Sleeping Indian Rd
Fallbrook

San Diego Pool Master

12191 Cuyamaca college drive
El Cajon

Scudero Appraisals Inc

6565 Del Cerro Blvd
San Diego

SEA COAST APPRAISALS

11671 CORTE GUERA
San Diego

SIERRA APPRAISALS SERVICE

5075 SHOREHAM PL
San Diego

Southern California Appraisal Services

4709 Governor Dr. Ste 333
San Diego

SPERRY VAN NESS-SAN DIEGO

4320 LA JOLLA VILLAGE DR 250
San Diego

STAN SMITH APPRAISALS

12145 SANTIAGO RD W
San Diego

STEP UP ROOFING

2942 MISSION VILLAGE DR
San Diego

Stewart Title

7676 Hazard Center Dr #1400
San Diego

SUNSHINE APPRAISALS

10387 FRIARS RD
San Diego

T F CALDWELL APPRAISAL SVC

3435 CAMINO DEL RIO S
San Diego

TCO Appraisals

3017 Garboso Street
Carlsbad

The American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches

7710 Hazard Center Dr.
San Diego

The Rains Appraisal Group

3952 D Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego

The Ruhl Team

3636 Nobel Dr
San Diego

The Schooler Company - Real Estate Appraisals

P. O. Box 5005
Rancho Santa Fe

THOMAS D HEATH

11403 W BERNARDO CT
San Diego

Tomea Inc. Consulting

2645 1st Avenue
San Diego

TreeFrog Builders & Inspections

9249 Village Glen Dr #203
San Diego

TRUMAN BROOKS APPRAISALS

3340 DEL SOL BLVD
San Diego

TURBO APPRAISERS APPRAISALS

7565 CHARMANT DR
San Diego

UPTOWNE APPRAISAL SVC

3873 LELAND ST
San Diego

VAUGHAN APPRAISAL SVC

2050 PACIFIC BEACH DR
San Diego

West Valuation

4263 Oceanside Blvd Suite 106-190

WESTFALL APPRAISALS

4548 PESCADERO AVE
San Diego

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