A home appraisal is not the same thing as an home inspection. If you're buying a home, you'll want to hire an experienced home inspector to point out any potential problems that could turn into costly nightmares in the future. Property appraisers will likely make note of any obvious issues, but they won't test your heat and air, check the chimney, or determine if your plumbing is up to code. That's the job of the home inspector.
An appraisal is an opinion of value that is completed by a professional appraiser who visits and inspects the size, condition, function and quality of the home. There are a few steps in the process. First, a licensed appraiser comes to the property and inspects the home. Next, the appraiser will research similar homes in the area and compare recent sales to determine a fair market value. The appraiser will then give a final appraisal report with all the data and research to issue a final “opinion of value.”
Serving Kittitas County WA
Established in 2006, Fidelity Appraisal Service LLC is a locally owned business that provides appraisal and consulting services on residential property throughout Kittitas County WA. Amy L Casto is a certified residential appraisal with more then 14 years of experience in the residential appraisal industry. Fidelity Appraisal Service LLC is known for it's neutral valuation perspective and professionalism, providing clients with benchmark insights to enable them to make more informed decisions.
Amy L. Casto
Certified Residential Appraiser
114 W 1st St Suite A, Cle Elum WA 98922