Real Estate Appraisers Grand Rapids MI

Real Estate Appraisers in Grand Rapids, MI. Find addresses and phone numbers of local business and services that provide access to Real Estate Appraisers in Grand Rapids, MI.

Jennifer Cullin
(616) 443-7394
2315 Holliday Dr
Wyoming, MI
Membership Associations
ASP

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Deborah Pawloski
(616) 891-6139
7882 Golf Meadows Dr. SE
Caledonia, MI
Membership Associations
ASP, IAHSP

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Carrie Blumer
(616) 308-9745
7522 Woodcliff Dr.
Hudsonville, MI
Specialties
Residential,Home Staging

Cathy Picking
(269) 629-5969
8278 Engelwood Ave.
Richland, MI
Membership Associations
ASP, IAHSP

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Kimberly Nicholas
(616) 975-2712
Ada, MI
Company
Ultimate Staging and Décor, LLC
Membership Associations
Member of Real Estate Staging Association

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Kimberly Nicholas
(616) 975-2712
Ada, MI
Company
Ultimate Staging and Décor, LLC
Membership Associations
Member of Real Estate Staging Association

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Pat Pols
(616) 889-2971
3664 Hillside Dr.
Hudsonville, MI
Membership Associations
ASP

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Linda Forster
(734) 320-5050
203 S. Zeeb Suite 204
Ann Arbor, MI
Membership Associations
ASP, IAHSP

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Jennifer Cohol
(248) 349-4052
Novi, MI
Company
Selling Impressions
Membership Associations
Member of Real Estate Staging Association

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Nancy Stulberg
(269) 274-2574
210 W Michigan Ave
Marshall, MI
Membership Associations
ASP

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Purpose of a Real Estate Appraisal

A real estate appraisal is needed to determine the estimated market value of a house, condominium, commercial property, vacant land, etc. It is used to assist someone in making a decision. They may be considering purchasing, selling, insuring, or lending money on a house, condo, commercial property, or vacant lot. Appraisals are also used for tax purposes to estimate how much money a property owner has to pay in taxes.

Here's a summary of some of the services a professional real estate appraiser can provide depending upon their qualifications:

  • Residential and Commercial valuation estimates
  • Estate planning and estate settlements
  • Tax assessment review and advice
  • Advice in eminent domain and condemnation property transactions
  • Dispute resolution - including divorce, estate settlements, property partition suits, foreclosures, and zoning issues
  • Feasibility studies
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Market rent and trend studies
  • Cost/benefit or investment analysis, for example, what will be the financial return of remodeling a house, condo, or commercial property
  • Land utilization studies
  • Supply and demand studies

Banks and mortgage lenders need appraisals to assist them in figuring out how much money to lend someone for a mortgage loan application. There are many different aspects of a loan application that the banker has to consider, but mortgage lenders always require an appraisal since the real estate will be the collateral for the mortgage loan.

People get very emotional and excited about purchasing a house. When they're in this highly emotional and excited state, they tend to just look at the cosmetic appeal of a house instead of the important factors. They forget that they're not buying a CAR, they're buying a HOUSE!! There's a big difference between the two. One is a normal expense everyone has to incur occasionally. The other is the biggest financial decision most people will ever make. By becoming too emotionally attached to a deal, people often pay above market value for a home. This can cost them tens of thousands of dollars in an overpriced purchase. Since a house is such a major financial decision, it's prudent for them not to take any chances. People should try to eliminate as much risk as possible.

A pre-purchase appraisal will inform people of the true market value of a house. This will enable them to make an educated and intelligent decision on whether or not to purchase the home. They will also know the approximate amount to pay for it.

Pre-sale appraisals are recommended. Before someone puts their house up for sale they should have it appraised to estimate the true market value. This will prevent any last minute holdups because of problems found during the buyers' bank appraisal. Any last minute problems will delay the sale or kill the deal altogether.

Homeowners can hire an appraiser to do a feasibility study to assist them before starting home remodeling and renovation work. The appraiser conducting the study analyzes the condition of the property and the cost of the renovations. The appraiser will then prepare an estimate of what the property's value will be after the improvements are made (the improved value will affect the ad valorem real estate tax). This information will enable the homeowner to not spend too much or too little money with the renovations. The appraiser can also investigate whether a property qualifies for historic preservation benefits from Federal and local governments.

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