Posts Tagged Contra Costa County California

Better Service Through Limited Areas!

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Contra Costa County FHA Appraiser - Alameda County California State Certified AppraiserHow we’re different: At Townsend Appraisals, we limit our market area to Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.  This enhances the quality of our appraisals and the level of trust that our clients experience.  We have 36+ years of combined appraisal experience.  Combined with commitment to be active in the appraisal community through speaking at Appraisal Institute conferences and other volunteer activities, we stay aware of the latest market trends, and have a network of skilled and competent professionals.

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Appraisal Fees Vary By Appraisal Type

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The most common thing we are asked on the phone is “How much does an appraisal cost?”  The answer is that it depends on the property being appraised, of course, and the purpose of the appraisal. If you want an estimate of value without us inspecting the property at all, we could charge as little as $150.  If we don’t have to inspect the interior of the property and the purpose is not for divorce or litigation purposes, the fee can be as low as $275.  Appraisals that require an inspection of the interior of the property run from $400 – $550, with higher fees for more complex properties.  Appraisals which may be used for litigation are more, sometimes with an hourly charge.  Fees for expert witness testimony are $250 per hour.

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Contra Costa County

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