La Porte Texas Real Estate Appraisers
Quick and Affordable Home Appraisals in La Porte, TX
Our Texas certified appraisers are the leading providers of independent residential and commercial real estate appraisals in the La Porte market area. We strive to provide an appraisal service that exceeds our clients expectations and is delivered with an industry leading turn time. Our appraisal fees are highly competitive and we take pride in maintaining some of the fastest report turn times in the area.
Our staff of appraisers are all local to the Houston area and are competent in appraising for various property types for any purposes including residential, commercial and mixed-use properties. For commercial assignments we only employ Texas Certified General appraisers with at least 10 years of experience in the Houston market.
Whether you need a property value report for lending, private use or a legal matter, our appraisal services can accommodate most real estate valuation requirements. We are dedicated to providing competent, courteous and prompt services to all our clients be it homeowners or industry professionals. If you have any questions or you’re ready to place an order, simply call the number on this site or complete the appraisal request form found above.
Getting started is simple! Simply submit the web quote request form or phone the office and one of our independent real estate appraisers in Houston TX will be more than willing to discuss your assignment.
Common Uses for Our La Porte Property Appraisal Reports:
- Mortgage / Refinance (Conventional or FHA)
- HELOC / Home Equity
- Divorce and Separations
- Estate or Probate Settlement
- Estate Planning
- Property Tax Protest
- PMI Removal
- For Sale by Owner (FSBO)
- Cash Purchases
- And More …
Common Clients Our La Porte Appraisers Work With:
- Cash Buyers
- Property Investors
- Banks and Credit Unions
- Mortgage Companies
- Estate Executors
Frequently Asked Questions About Our La Porte Real Estate Appraisal Services
I found my home value online through a website. Can an appraiser use that?
Not only can appraisers not use those sites, they are also a poor source of reliable data. Instead, appraisers mainly rely on the local MLS to find reliable sales and listing data. If a sale took place off the MLS, but is verifiable through reliable means, the appraiser can use that as well. Because of the inaccuracy and misleading data provided by online valuation sites, appraisers usually do not recommend anyone use them for anything other than ballpark numbers. A better way to determine a ballpark value for a home is to search your local MLS and look for comparable homes in the same area that are pending or active.
What does the term market value mean in an appraisal?
Fair market value, as it is often called is the most probably price a property will sell for in a competitive and open market with both parties being knowledgeable of the property and transaction details.
How do your general purpose forms and FNMA URAR 1004 differ from one another?
The FNMA URAR 1004, commonly associated with “Fannie Mae” loans, has additional reporting requirements that have more significance for the lending process than with the actual dollar market value. Both primarily rely on a direct sales comparison or market approach with a comparison grid to determine the market value of the subject property. The lenders report has many additional arbitrary requirements which have little bearing on the value found by a report needed for many other purposes. An example of this extra data would be census and SMSA information which is strictly for lender’s internal tracking of loans. The general purpose forms we provide to private clients will satisfy any appraisal use and are very easy to read and understand.
What is the definition of an arms length transaction?
The definition of arm’s length is a transaction in which both parties are independent and have equal knowledge about the transaction.