Rosenberg Texas Real Estate Appraisers
Quick and Reliable Home Appraisals in Rosenberg, TX
Our Texas certified appraisers are the leading providers of independent residential and commercial real estate appraisals in the Rosenberg market area. We strive to deliver an appraisal service that meets our clients needs and is delivered with an industry leading turn time. We have some of the lowest appraisal fees in the area and we take pride in delivering reports faster than the average appraisers.
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.
Furthermore, our appraisers are able to provide valuation services for any use including lending, private matters, insurance, legal issues and any other situation that requires an accurate and reliable property value. Be it homeowners or industry professionals, our dedication to you remains the same – to provide a reliable and courteous appraisal service. If you’d like to discuss your appraisal needs in more details please contact us via the phone number on this site or the online contact form found above.
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Common Uses for Our Rosenberg 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 Rosenberg Appraisers Work With:
- Cash Buyers
- Property Investors
- Banks and Credit Unions
- Mortgage Companies
- Estate Executors
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Rosenberg Real Estate Appraisal Services
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. The most fundamental way to determine market value is to compare the subject property to recently sold homes in a given neighborhood. We find that the 1004 forms are very redundant of full of information that is typically useless to the average person. 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.
Does an appraiser look for certain things when doing an appraisal?
Though most of appraisers steps in providing a value are done from their office, the appraiser’s first step in the appraisal process is defining the problem, or scope of work pertaining to the property being appraised. Real property includes the physical land and appurtenances affixed to the land such as a underground pools, a built-in gazebo, boat docks, and outdoor kitchens. This information will help to assist the appraiser throughout the valuation and comparison process. To determine the gross living area of a home, an appraiser will typically take measurements from the outside first. This allows him to survey the exterior grounds and determine what is part of the gross living area. Once he has calculated the outside measurements, he will then come into the property to measure garage space and any second floor GLA. It’s imperative that an appraiser accurately measures and takes out any non-living areas to ensure that the GLA is correct.
What improvements add the most value to my home?
When assessing the value of a home, an appraiser will take into consideration large improvements such as upgraded flooring throughout a home, high-end appliances, modern countertops, bathroom updates, extensive crown molding, covered patios and outdoor kitchens, and additional garage count. Because some improvements may cost more to implement than they can add to the value of a home, it is more beneficial to have a local real estate appraiser provide a cost/benefit analysis rather than assuming the owner’s tastes will conform with the current market trends.
Are there certain documents I should have on hand before an appraisal takes place?
Though an appraiser is required to research and gather all his or her own data, it’s always best to gather anything and everything you feel may support the appraisal. With that in mind, if the appraisal is for a sale the appraiser will almost always want to see the sales contract. Certain conditions such as sellers concessions and allowances may need to be considered by the appraiser. You appraiser could also be assisted by any of the following documentation: A property survey that includes the home. Deeds or title docs which contain a legal description. If selling, a list of personal property that will be included in the sale. A list of upgrades and improvements made in the last 5 years. A copy of the original plans & specifications is another items that is almost always helpful to an appraiser.