Houston Sharpstown Area Real Estate Appraisers
Fast and Reliable Home Appraisals in the Houston Sharpstown Area
Our Texas certified real estate appraisers deliver residential and commercial appraisal services throughout the Sharpstown area for both private use and lending usage. Our mission is to provide a fast, accurate and comprehensive appraisal report that meets our customers’ needs exactly. Our appraisal costs are extremely competitive and we take pride in having one of the quickest appraisal completion times in the area.
Our staff of appraisers are all local to the Houston area and are experienced in appraising for varying property types, for any uses including residential, commercial and mixed-use properties. For commercial projects we only employ Texas Certified General appraisers with at least 10 years of experience in the Houston market.
Furthermore, our appraisers can perform valuation services for any use including financing, private situations, insurance, legal issues and any other scenario that demands an accurate and reliable property value. Be it homeowners or industry professionals, our dedication to you remains the same – to provide a competent and friendly appraisal service. Should you have any questions or you’re ready to order an appraisal, simply call the number on this site or fill out the appraisal request form found above.
If you require a houston property appraiser to provide a fast and accurate appraisal for your house, call the number above today or submit the fast online quote form.
Common Uses for Our Sharpstown 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 Sharpstown Appraisers Work With:
- Cash Buyers
- Property Investors
- Banks and Credit Unions
- Mortgage Companies
- Estate Executors
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Sharpstown Area Real Estate Appraisal Services
Why do new homes appraise for more than resales?
There are several reasons why new homes in a neighborhood will sell for more than a resale but the biggest is usually simple depreciation. While land does not depreciate in values – homes do. The materials and systems used in construction age with time and eventually need to be replaced. For example, appliances in a new home have their full functional life remaining as does the roof, a/c units, heaters, hot water tanks, etc. Conversely, a resale home that is only 4 years old still has four years of depreciation across all components and this must be factored into the appraisal. Lastly, new homes generally allow for some customizations to the home which means the buyers get exactly what they want upon move-in without needing to make changes.
How is a home appraisal different than a Home Inspection?
An appraiser’s inspection of the house is solely for the basis of comparison of other properties, where an inspection is the basis for the absolute condition of all aspects of that particular property. An appraiser walks the outside of the property to get a basic idea of the outside condition. He is usually looking for obvious deficiencies in roof, siding, and foundation as well as a general assessment of interior conditions with relation to properties in the immediate neighborhood. Because as appraiser is not a structural engineer, there may be hidden or unapparent physical deficiencies or adverse conditions of the property at the time of the inspection that he may be unaware of. The appraiser will ask about any visible problems and those which may not be visible, and will do his/her best to gauge any impact on value attributable to those problems. In certain cases, if you feel your home has external or internal damage that may be unapparent to the visible eye of an appraiser, you may be prompted to seek the advice of a real estate inspector.
Will my lender provide a copy of the appraisal?
You are entitled to receive a copy of the appraisal from your lender. Lenders are required to provide a copy of any appraisal reports ordered on your behalf regardless of the loan outcome.
What can an appraiser do if there are no comps in my area?
The lack of recently sold comparable properties presents an issue for both the appraiser and lenders. Generally the appraiser will request a variance and to be allowed to go further out in distance or further back in time for comparable sales. Any of these methods are acceptable appraisal practice but since they are out of the “norm” is usually raises red flags with lenders.