Redwood City Property Appraisers

in Redwood City, CA

45
Property Appraisers are
in Redwood City

3
Property Appraisers in Redwood City
are top rated

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Lois F.
"Was appointed executor of a relative's estate. Had no idea of value of his older home in
as I don't live near there. Called
" as he was close to where I live and had excellent ratings. Arrived on time and was very personable. We sat and talked about the house for awhile, me mostly pointing out what I thought were detriments to selling the home. He turned those concerns around showing me how they could be pluses. Very impressed and grateful for that. Will now be able to put on
without considering going without a realtor or going with a "flip and sell" company. Put together a package with pictures, comparable neighborhood sales with pics, Wonderful, wonderful job. Definitely use again.
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rick P.
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was hired by the Veteran's Administration (at our expense) to perform an appraisal on a townhouse the we were under contract" to purchase at $185,000.00. - The appraiser initially submitted the appraisal on a condo form, not a townhouse form and was asked to resubmit by our lender. - The appraiser appraised the unit we were trying to purchase $20,000.00 below the agreed upon price. On page 2 of the appraisal, in the appraiser's summary, he states "most consideration was given to comparable sale 3 as it is located in the same project as the subject property." Comp 3 (
#29-12-32-1210-00000-0090) sold in February 2014 for $140,000.00. The appraiser did not use a unit, four doors down (Unit 42 -
#29-12-32-1210-00000-0420) and IDENTICAL to the unit we were under contract to purchase that sold on 2
2014 for $185,000.00. We brought this to the attention of our lender, who contacted the appraiser and requested that he readdress. He flatly refused resulting in us losing our dream home. We are also requesting a refund of the $425.00 dollars for the sub standard service that Mr.
performed. His neglect has negatively impacted us, the sellers, as well as both real estate agents. This is unacceptable. We filed a formal complaint with the Veterans Administration Home Loan Division, St. Petersburg Florida.(Staff Appraisers Division) Please contact us if you need more information regarding this matter. Sincerely,
&
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Diane V.
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was prompt and efficient with his analysis and subsequent report on my parents' property. I would recommend his services to anyone needing the services of an appraiser.

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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 Redwood City

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I was referred to Hunt by a friend who had used them during a divorce. I wanted an accurate appraisal of my home because Zillow was still showing the value based on our purchase price 3 years ago - and we've made $60-$70K+ improvements since buying.
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had an opening and came the same week - and I had the appraisal via email just 2 days later. I appreciated not having to pay what the banks charge for an appraisal (I think it was $350 or $400 through the bank when we bought). She said they charge less for this type of appraisal because it's less paperwork when a mortgage isn't involved. She was on time and also really friendly and good with my dogs. I'm glad to know the real value of my house and property as of now - and the good news that it was slightly higher than I thought!
- Martha P.
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was great. Came in and was flexible with my Schedule. We talk about what is good and bad to invest in in terms of home upgrades. He reassured me that my house was in great shape, I was very happy with his appraisal work. I felt like my house was around that price but wanted to validate it with a professional.
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's a down to earth good Chicago guy. This won't be the last time I see him and I am sure I will recommend him time and time again.


- Kathy S.
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They came, took pictures, walked around inside ad out. Asked questions about the roof, plumbing etc. and left. Sent me the appraisal a few days later. Excellent and personable
- Sandra A.
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is fantastic! I needed an appraisal done (extra quick) due to my circumstances.
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responded to my email inquiry within the half hour. After a few email exchanges I knew I wanted
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to provide the service. He was responsive, friendly, gracious and professional.
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was willing to work with my situation and made it such a smooth, stress-free experience. He arrived promptly on a Thursday to perform the appraisal and provided the full report the next Monday.
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is a pleasure to work with. You can count on him to provide timely, professional service with a super kind and friendly personality.
- Krista E.
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Kept me up to date almost daily on progress of the sale of real property. Was there from the first contact through the last document at escrow. Insured all bases were covered. I have complete confidence in
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and her firm.
- Kenneth W.
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Well, there simply aren't enough words to describe the process / interaction with
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. We have been on this "home renovation journey" for several months, and have spent a lot of money already - but no renovation work has started.
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was very "informative" about our renovation plans, and whether those plans would yield a profitable ROI (should we decide to sell in the future).
I would MOST definitely recommend
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, and will use his services in the future.
- TONYA T.
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I contacted
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to conduct the appraisal of a SFH in Las Vegas, NV. The home was under contract to sell, but I advised Mr.
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that the deal was likely going to fall through. He was willing to start work on gathering information immediately, and just asked that I contact him when ready for the actual walk-through. I contacted them a week later on a Friday afternoon and they were at my house the next day. The appraiser,
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, was very kind and professional. She was there for about 30-45 minutes. I received the complete appraisal report 4 business days later. I was extremely happy with the report, it was done in a very timely manner, and it was the best price I could find.
- Bryan S.

All Property Appraisers in Redwood City, CA

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ACTION APPRAISAL SVC

25 Peregrine Cir
Oak Park

ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE GROUP Inc.

117 BERNAL RD
San Jose

ALAIN PINEL REALTORS

1440 CHAPIN AVE
Burlingame

ALL BAY VALUATION

40 BIRCH ST
Redwood City

AMG Legacy Planning

10100 W Sample Rd

Amici Real Estate

1601 S. De Anza Blvd Suite 118

APPRAISAL ADVANTAGE

1190 S Bascom Ave Ste 129
San Jose

BALDINI APPRAISAL SVC

1281 CARSON ST
Redwood City

Bay Area Rentals

900 S Winchester Blvd Ste 9
San Jose

BOXBERGER APPRAISALS

2704 PLAZA AMERICAS
San Jose

BRADFORD TECHNOLOGIES

302 PIERCY RD
San Jose

BRENTON AICHROTH & ASSOC

56 WATKINS LN
Walnut Creek

Colonial Life

1401 Willow Pass Road
Concord

CSR Real Estate Services

5671 Santa Teresa Blvd
San Jose

DARRELL MC COOL

40 Birch St Ste A
Redwood City

Enliven Nail & Spa

570 Masonic Way
Belmont

FABBRO MOORE & ASSOC INC

611 VETERANS BLVD
Redwood City

First Bank

24 E. 4th Ave
San Mateo

Flagship Movers

PO Box 528
Sausalito

Foo Bar

San Francisco

HART & HART APPRAISAL SVC

812 LAKEVIEW WAY
Redwood City

HORN APPRAISAL SVC

409 PRIMROSE RD
Burlingame

ieIMPACT Appraisal Data Entry Service

2530 Berryessa Rd #230
San Jose

Intero Real Estate Services

518 N. Santa Cruz Ave
Los Gatos

J & R Smith Construction

9028 Castlewood St
Oakland

JAMES J NICHOLAS & ASSOC

1515 W SELBY LN
Redwood City

Joe P. Perez & Associates

PO Box 577424
Modesto

Kimberly Birdsall - Real Estate

420 Primrose Rd
Burlingame

PACIFIC APPRAISERS

9010 Soquel Dr Ste 3
Aptos

PARAGON APPRAISAL GROUP

112 Sunflower Ct
Hercules

Perfect Mortgage

1 Market St
San Francisco

Praedium Appraisal

643 Bair Island Rd
Redwood City

PRAEDIUM APPRAISAL GROUP

643 BAIR ISLAND RD
Redwood City

REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL PROS

3353 OAK KNOLL DR
Redwood City

Realty ONE Group Infinity

910 E Hamilton Ave
Campbell

RELIABLE APPRAISAL SVC

828 CANYON RD
Redwood City

RICHARD J DALY & ASSOC

961 WOODSIDE RD
Redwood City

San Francisco Bay Appraisal

837 Arnold Drive, Suite 210
Martinez

SavOn realty

Po box 370162
Pacifica

South Bay Appraisal Group

2785 Pacific Coast Hwy #502
Torrance

WALL STREET REALTY

3221 Stevens Creek Blvd.
San Jose

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