Welcome to Desert Eagle Appraisals

Professional Arizona Real Estate Appraisals

A leading provider of tax valuation, relocation, estate planning, listing valuation, acquisitions, divorce, mortgage financing and investment appraisals through Maricopa county, parts of Pima & Yavapai counties including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Ahwatukee, Sun City and more.

 

Welcome to Desert Eagle Appraisals

Professional Arizona Real Estate Appraisals

A leading provider of tax valuation, relocation, estate planning, listing valuation, acquisitions, divorce, mortgage financing and investment appraisals through Maricopa county, parts of Pima & Yavapai counties including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Ahwatukee, Sun City and more.

 

About
Desert Eagle Appraisals

Desert Eagle Appraisals has earned a top reputation for providing fair valuations of residential real estate in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. We are the go-to resource for bankers, investors, mortgage brokers, realtors, builders, attorneys and more. We are experts at appraising residential properties that are valued at $100,000 to $10 million and above.

Services

Tax Valuations / Liquidation

Properly establish fair market value after a death or probate.

Employee Relocation

An employee relocation appraisal is essential in developing  the anticipated sales price of the home.

Estate Planning / Preparation

Take control of the future and plan your estate. 

Listing
Valuations

Get a realistic evaluation of what your house is worth.

Cash
Purchases

When buying a property with cash, it’s important that you buy the home at its true value.

Divorce Settlement

In a divorce, the parties involved must come to a decision on how they want mutual assets to be divided.

Mortgage Transactions

To obtain a loan, the lender will require that an appraisal to ensure the most appropriate value of the property.

Investment Property

When buying a property as an investment, the appraiser first starts with assessing the fair market value.

Expert Witness

We can testify in court over a dispute involving the value of a property.

FAQ's about Appraisals

More than 400 years ago, Sir Francis Bacon wrote that “knowledge is power” and today that adage still rings true, especially in real estate! Any time you are buying or selling property, it makes good financial sense to get an appraisal of value and know the facts.

While the most common reason to order an appraisal is to secure a mortgage loan, appraisals are useful in a variety of other situations, including (but not limited to):

  • Determining a reasonable price when selling your home
  • Assuring that you do not overpay when purchasing a home
  • Establishing home replacement cost for insurance purposes
  • Resolving disputes including foreclosures, zoning issues, property partitions or divorce
  • Evaluating feasibility of investment opportunities, including cost/benefit analysis of remodeling
  • Establishing the value of your home during employee relocation
  • Settling or dividing an estate
  • Assessing property for taxes or financial review
  • Qualifying to eliminate private mortgage insurance (PMI)
  • Documenting the value of property for a government agency, such as the IRS

According to the Appraisal Institute, the following questions are suggested:

  • Are you licensed or certified in the state in which you live?
  • What professional designations do you have and from what groups?
  • How long have you been in practice?
  • What level of experience do you have in this particular market and with this type of property?
  • Are you familiar with property in this neighborhood?
  • What types of clients have you had (homeowners, estates, lenders, relocation companies)?

Don’t trust your finances to guesswork! From Trulia to Zillow, and Redfin to Eppraisal, numerous websites have popped up on the internet that claim to “make it easy and fun” to assess your home’s value “in a matter of seconds.” Some banks and realty companies even offer home value estimators. However, these sites only offer estimations done by a computer. Computers do not account for all the details surrounding a specific property, such as upgrades, renovations or much-needed repairs; strength of the market where the home is located; landscaping and property enhancements; and numerous other factors a certified appraiser considers. Rarely do online home values match with appraised values, resulting in skewed information that is higher or lower than what the property is actually worth.

 

Always make sure that the appraiser you are using is state licensed or certified. A list of appraisers meeting Arizona state requirements is regularly updated and can be found at the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions. (https://boa.az.gov/directories/appraiser) To become licensed or certified, appraisers must fulfill rigorous education and training requirements. In addition, appraisers must abide by a strict industry code of ethics and comply with national standards of practice for real estate appraisal. The rules for developing an appraisal and reporting its results are insured by enforcement of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) written by the Appraisal Foundation. (www.appraisalfoundation.org)

 
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