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Real Estate Appraiser - Sun Point Appraisals, Inc - AZ20952; CA3002977
What do appraisers look for? Real estate appraisers are professionals trained to determine the value of a property. They are required to train for 2 to 3 years as an Apprentice. They consider various factors when evaluating a property, including: Location: The proximity to schools, public facilit...
Do you find yourself in the need of a professional appraisal?  Many times the public thinks of the appraisal as a service needed when buying and/or selling a home.  Many times the requests that we receive for appraisal services are for personal uses.  One use outside of financial transactions if...
Do I have to get an appraisal? Typically only when you need an “unbiased” valuation. An appraiser is always the buffer between interested parties. Whether this is a buyer, seller, relative, realtor, spouse in divorce the appraiser can get you a realistic value. Many times we are called upon with ...
An Appraiser's level of observation is at its highest when completing and appraisal for FHA and/or VA.  When training new appraisers I will typcially instruct them to go into all observations with the intent of looking for FHA/VA violations.  This way your observations are on auto pilot in discov...
Foundation Issues for the Appraiser Jun 13, 2023 spait When we are out in the field we always will encounter a foundation as this is a integral part of the home.  Foundation systems come if a few different forms.  The most common in our markets where we area currently servicing (California, Ariz...
All San Diego Views Are Not Equal   This past weekend I was golfing in San Marcos, CA.  Being in real estate my entire adult career I am always looking at real estate.  I imagine I look at properties a little differently than most people, being an appraiser.  I typically comment to my playing par...
3 Top Ideas to sell a San Diego home You are selling your home in the San Diego market the nicest weather in all of the United States. What could possibly be the reason you have not sold or maybe not even getting any activity?Being in the real estate industry for over 20 years I find while the ec...

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