Townsend Appraisals

appraisals california
Peter and Nancy Townsend

The Townsends are a husband and wife team with  OVER 50 YEARS COMBINED EXPERIENCE APPRAISING IN THE SAN FRANCISCO EAST BAY. Townsend Appraisals prides itself on offering our clients reliable, accurate and prompt valuations of properties.

Our clients include attorneys, certified public accountants, private individuals, banks, insurance companies and mortgage brokers.

Due to the fact we limit the area we serve to Contra Costa County and Alameda County, we know our market area very well. This allows us to provide you with appraisals you can trust.


  • CA State Certified Appraiser
  • Certified Expert Witness
  • Served on Board of Directors for the Appraisal Institute
  • Speaker representing Appraisal professions including Northern CA conference of the Appraisal Institute and local meetings of real estate agents and appraisers
  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Iowa, Grinnell College)
  • Appraising since 1986


  • CA State Certified Appraiser
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Queen’s University, Ontario)
  • 30 years working in Metallurgical Engineering
  • Joined Townsend Appraisals in 2001

Areas Served:

We intentionally focus on a limited market area, so you get the most knowledgeable appraisal.

Contra Costa County, CA

  • Including: El Cerrito CA, Richmond CA, Kensington CA, Hercules CA, Pinole CA, San Pablo CA, Rodeo CA, Crockett CA, El Sobrante CA, Martinez CA, Baypoint CA.

Alameda County, CA

  • Including: Piedmont CA, Oakland CA, Berkeley CA, Alameda CA, Albany CA.

Types Of Properties Appraised:

  • Single Family Residential Properties
  • Multi-Unit Residential Properties (Duplexes, Triplexes & Fourplexes)
  • Vacant Land

Services Provided:

  • Estate Appraisals
  • Private Sales or Buy-Outs
  • Marriage Dissolution
  • Charitable Gifts
  • Reverse Mortgages
  • Home Loan Appraisals
  • FHA Appraisals
  • PMI Removal


For a rapid response to your appraisal need.

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We provide real estate appraisals in California.

Townsend Appraisals

549 Bonnie Drive
El Cerrito, CA 94530-3322
E-mail: nancyt.townsend@gmail.com
E-mail: peterg.townsend@gmail.com
Phone: 510-524-6469