Bay Area Residential Appraisals

Top 5 bay area cities for residential appraisals served by California Property Valuations:

  • Antioch
  • Concord
  • San Ramon
  • Danville
  • Pittsburg

Other top cities for home appraisal work by California Property Valuations

  • Richmond
  • Fairfield
  • Vacaville
  • Vallejo
  • Suisun City

California Property Valuations serves Bay Area Residential Appraisals to help home owners get professional and accurate real estate property appraisal value.

Home Appraisal Professional

Are you looking for an independent, experienced Bay Area home appraisal professional?

California Property Valuations has been serving Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties since 1994 with a wide offering of real estate appraisal services. If you need a professional real estate appraisal contact us today and see the difference that working with an independently owned certified appraiser can make.

Professional Home Appraisal

California Property Valuations is a State Certified Appraisal Company and has an A+ rating with Better Business Bureau. We know the Bay Area home real estate market. We offer courteous professional service and you’ll receive a complete, reliable and professionally prepared home appraisal report.

If you’re looking for a real estate appraisal for your home, you’ll be glad to work with a team that takes pride in offering fast and respectful service. Your home appraisal will be complete and on time.

What is a Home Appraisal

A professional home appraisal in an unbiased estimate of the value of your property in today’s real estate market. An appraiser is an independent and objective third party who provides unbiased property valuations because they have no financial investment in the value of the home they are appraising. Appraisers are licensed by the state and they are knowledgeable about the real estate market and current trends in the housing market.

As part of the mortgage process, mortgage companies often hire an independent appraiser. As a homebuyer you should expect to pay for the realestate appraisal when applying for a home loan.


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Do cash offers on bank owned homes get better sales prices?

Yes! Cash offers typically beat out buyers with a VA loan because for there is a  mandatory VA fees paid by seller and the dwelling and deck must have a clear pest clearance. For dwellings built before 1978 there can not be any defective paint on the dwelling.  Now having said this I have seen many cash buyers over pay for dwellings because they forwent getting an independent appraisal. Smart VA buyers do not ask for sales concessions and offer $5,000  over the appraised value. The VA loan do not require the Veteran to come in with any money so offering an amount over the appraised value is the dwelling does not appraise makes the offer more appealing in comparison to other financed offers. Having had the privilege to serve our veterans as an appraiser for the last 10 years I see what it takes for them so get their offer accepted. Good Luck!

Professional Estate Appraisal

Settling an estate is an important and sometimes stressful job. As an executor you have been entrusted to carry out the wishes of the deceased as swiftly and exactly as possible. You can count on us to act quickly and with sensitivity to the feelings of everyone involved.

Attorneys and Accountants rely on our values when calculating real property values for estates, divorces, or other disputes requiring a value being placed on real property. We understand their needs and are used to dealing with all parties involved. California Property Valuations provides appraisal reports that meet the requirements of the courts and various agencies.

Estate Appraisals Establish Fair Market Value

Settling an estate usually requires an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the residential property involved. Often, the date of death differs from the date the appraisal is requested. We are familiar with the procedures and requirements necessary to perform a retroactive appraisal with an effective date and Fair Market Value estimate matching the date of death. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the fullest degree of discretion.

All too often, people do not fully appreciate the need to have a detailed real estate appraisal prepared in support of the numbers being used in documents filed with revenue authorities.

Date of Death Valuations

Estate tax liability.

Disposition of assets under a will or in probate. There are many situations — none of them lacking stress and complexity — where you might need an appraisal of property that states an opinion of what the property was worth on a date some time ago, rather than when the appraisal is ordered. For estate tax purposes or disposition of the assets of a decedent, a “date of death” valuation is often required. (Sometimes, the executor of the estate may choose to have the date be six months after the date of death — but the same principles apply.)

Attorneys, accountants, executors and others rely on California Property Valuations for “date of death” valuations because such appraisals require special expertise and training. They require a firm that’s been in the area for some time and can effectively research comparable contemporaneous sales.

Real property isn’t like publicly traded stock or other items which don’t fluctuate in value very much or for which historical public data is available. You need a professional real estate appraiser, bound by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism, and you need the kind of quality report and work product taxing authorities and courts need and expect.  Please browse our website to learn more about our qualifications, expertise and services offered.

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  • No law suits

Appraisal Products

  • FNMA (all federally related mortgage transaction appraisals adhere to FNMA guidelines)
  • FHA (Approved by Housing and Urban Developement)
  • VA (can only be ordered by the Veteran’s Administration)
  • Desk & Field Review
  • Retrospective Valuation (Date of Death Appraisals)
  • Limited Appraisals / Drive-Bys