Cary Property Appraisers

in Cary, IL

51
Property Appraisers are
in Cary

8
Property Appraisers in Cary
are top rated

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Rated by
William C.
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showed up, took maybe 20 photo's, practically ran through the house snapping picture in every room. Then measured the outside for square footage I live" in a 3200sq.ft 4br 2ba house on 1 acre. My neighbor lives in a 1br 1ba no furnace. it's for sale for $60,000 The other house on the other side is a duplex with squirrels living in it and a tree growing out of the 2nd story. $75,000 My home came in at a whopping $89,000 comparable to 1800sq.ft Now I know what you're thinking. I would be too. I live in a crap house right? Nope, I have a 4 car garage with a new roof and attic. The house has a new kraftmaid custom kitchen, a 7x4 indoor jacuzzi tub in marble, a 10 person outdoor jacuzzi with a 20x35 deck around it oh and pool Every room is 15x18, and all new wiring & plumbing with 4 marble mantles! I have italian fresco walls in my dining room with a 10x12 sistine chapel on the ceiling. Every room has new carpet over hardwood floors, new windows, new furnace, brass radiator boiler system. Yet this joker thinks it's comparable to low income government rental homes I wouldn't step foot in without a anthrax
. I facepalmed so hard I have a headache. If you need something overlooked this is the right guys to call! I'm sure there are scenarios that this would come in handy. Just not my case.
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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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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 Cary

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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.
- Diane V.
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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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- 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.

All Property Appraisers in Cary, IL

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1st Stop Realty & Management, Inc

2707 S. Ridgelend Ave
Berwyn

ACCUCOMP APPRAISALS

5371 W LAWRENCE AVE
Chicago

Advanced Appraisal Partners, LLC

3708 E Crystal Lake Ave
Crystal Lake

American Virtual Associates

304 Whitelaw Avenue
East Alton

AMG Legacy Planning

10100 W Sample Rd

Arie Lane Estate Sales

11404 S Central Park
Chicago

Asrow Building Consultants, Inc.

8820 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie

AT PROPERTIES

618 W FULTON
Chicago

B Huebner Appraisals

338 High Rd
Cary

Blankenship Movers

5642 W Grand ave.
Chicago

Bruce Beddard Mortgage Team

44 Kingsport Dr
Schaumburg

BURNS APPRAISAL GROUP

6515 N MAPLEWOOD
Chicago

Chicago Adjusting Co.

7312 W Lawrence Ave
Harwood Heights

Citywide Services

3032 North 76th Avenue
Elmwood Park

Cornerstone Appraisal LLC

Geneva Rd & Main St
Wheaton

Eide & Eide, CPAs

3 S Greenleaf St
Gurnee

Epoch Appraisals LLC

262 E Drury Ln
Barrington

Jodi A. Kirincich Manufactured Home Appraiser

314 S. St. Louis Street, P.O. Box 261
Elwood

K2 Consulting of IL - Property tax appeals

1201 Prairie Drive
Algonquin

KEY APPRAISALS

1420 RENAISSANCE DR
Park Ridge

Koenig and Strey Real Living

210 N York St
Elmhurst

Laurie P Webster

436 Marquette Ave
Cary

MACK Companies

6820 Centennial Dr
Tinley Park

March Kitchen Designs

8 Rob Rd
Mount Prospect

Merino's Home Inspection & Education Inc.

14824 Forest Edge Lan
Oak Forest

MGB Appraisals

P.O. Box 4246
Lisle

PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy

1440 North Dayton St
Chicago

PETERSON APPRAISAL GROUP

6035 N NORTHWEST HWY Suite 200
Chicago

Precision Appraisals, Inc.

2452 E Hunter Dr
Arlington Heights

Progressive Adjustments Inc

600 Alcoa Ln
Hoffman Estates

RAILA & ASSOCIATES, P.C.

747 N. LASALLE ST.
Chicago

Real Estate Expert, The Kucharski Team at REMAX

1200 Iroquois Commons Ave.
Naperville

Richard J. Layman

11028 S. Millard
Chicago

Stone Staffing

34870 N. Robin Rd
Ingleside

SUGARIVER AUCTION SALES INC

721 OLD BARN RD
Barrington

SUGARSTONE APPRAISALS

5514 N. Menard Ave.
Chicago

Sutherland Appraisal Services, Inc.

6s422 Naper Blvd
Naperville

SUTHERLAND APPRAISAL SVC

6s422 Naper Blvd
Naperville

T. J. Hooker, LLC. Appraisers

P. O. Box 313
Woodstock

Team Rhino Lending.com

43 East Crystal Lake Avenue Suite C
Crystal Lake

The Leja Group Appraisals

7737 N Eastlake Ter
Chicago

TLG Properties LLC

904 Longmeadow Ct
Barrington

Troyka Appraisal Services

2071 W. Irving Park Rd.
Hanover Park

Tyke Appraisals

2054 N Whipple St
Chicago

William L. Paul & Associates

938 Stonehedge Lane
Palatine

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