Specializing in Yolo and Northern Solano Counties

Welcome to my appraisal home page. It is my belief that the best appraisals come from local appraisers. I have been appraising in Yolo and Northern Solano counties since 2005, and took over the business from my father, who has appraised in the same area since 1993. I appraise residential properties, 1 - 4 unit residential income properties, small acreage properties, manufactured and mobile homes.

Here are three ways to order an appraisal:

By Phone: (530) 756-6472

By Fax: (530) 756-1529

Or click here



I provide appraisals for:

  • Primary and Secondary Mortgages for purchase and refinance
  • Employee Relocation
  • Private Mortgage Insurance Removal
  • Estate Planning (including date of death valuations)
  • For-Sale-By-Owner (FSBO) / Pre-Listing Services
  • Homeowners who need help making choices such as: Should I rent my property or sell? Should I sell "as-is" or should I remodel first? How much value will this room addition add to my home? 
  • Coverage Area

    I appraise properties in Yolo County including Brooks, Clarksburg, Davis, Dunnigan, Esparto, Guinda, Knights Landing, Madison, West Sacramento, Winters, Woodland, Zamora and other rural areas of Yolo County. In Solano County I appraise properties in Dixon and unincorporated areas up to, but not including, the city of Vacaville.

     For your convenience, here is a list of zip code areas I cover:

        95605     95617     95637     95688     95697

        95606     95618     95645     95691     95698

        95607     95620     95653     95694     95776

         95616     95627     95679     95695     95937 

                                                                                              

    Not sure if you want an appraisal? Need to learn more about appraisals?

    Maybe you’re not sure if you need an appraisal or you’re just curious about what an appraisal is and how it works. Then spend some time here and find out a bit more about the appraisal business. You’ll want to check out the links down the left side of this page. The "Appraisal Info" link is complete with a tutorial video and sample appraisal. The FAQ link has many of the questions we are asked a lot. And 3 Approaches to Value will teach you a little about the different methods an appraiser uses to value your property.

    I hope that this web site is helpful to you. The more you know, the better decision you can make.

     

    Appraisal Related Links

    http://www.orea.ca.gov/ - The Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) is the licensing body for all appraisers in California.

    http://www.reaaca.org/ - The Real Estate Appraisers Association started in Sacramento, but now has multiple chapters in California. Look for the chapter nearest you and then search the directory under the "Membership" link for a list of appraisers and areas they cover.

    http://www.appraisalinstitute.com/ - An international organization of real estate appraisers. Contains resources for both appraisers and those looking for appraisers.

    http://www.sacbee.com/106/index.html - Search local real estate listings.

    Local Links

    http://www.yolocounty.org/org/assessor/default.htm - Yolo County Assessor

    http://www.co.solano.ca.us/Department/Department.asp?NavID=65 - Solano County Assessor

    http://www.ucdavis.edu/index.html - UC Davis

    http://www.city.davis.ca.us/ - City of Davis

    http://www.ci.dixon.ca.us/ - City of Dixon

    http://www.cityofwinters.org/ - City of Winters

    http://www.cityofwoodland.org/ - City of Woodland

    http://www.davischamber.com/ - Davis Chamber of Commerce

    http://www.rotaryclubofdavis.com/ - Davis Rotary Club

     


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