Estate planning is the process of managing an individual’s asset base in preparation of their incapacitation or death. This includes the division of assets between heirs and the settlement of estate taxes. This is spelled out with the creation of a will and trust accounts..

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Financial Planners are relied upon by their clients to provide sound, well-informed advice regarding some of their most prized possessions and valued assets. Appraisals of Southwest has worked closely with an extensive list of Financial & Estate Planners over the years to..

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REO/Short Sale/ Bankruptcy Appraisal


Appraisals of Southwest Florida is a leading provider of Real Estate appraisals for REO, Short Sale and Foreclosures. Our Company appraises residential real estate throughout Collier and Lee Counties. You need to be as accurate as possible when your attorney asks you to..

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Divorce Appraisals


Divorce is a painful process in which there are many decisions to be made including ‘who’s staying’ and ‘who’s going’ when determining what happens to the house. If financially possible, one of the parties may buy out the other. The question of “who keeps the house?” depends..

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Construction Draws, Finals & Disaster Inspections


Why are Construction Draw inspections important?
Anyone who’s involved in a construction loan wants to make sure the process of building a new home runs smoothly. In a construction draw inspection, a certified inspector comes out and..

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Pre-Listing & FSBO Valuations


Whether you’re a homeowner selling your property (FSBO) or a realtor trying to establish a fair market list price, it’s often difficult to have an unbiased opinion of your home’s value. It is very common for homeowners and realtors to rely on appraisers for assistance..

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Home Measurement Services


In today’s highly competitive real estate industry, there has never been a greater need for accurate reporting of a property’s true living area as all too often the gross living area reported on public records differs from what exists..

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PMI/Mortgage Insurance


Typically, borrowers making a down payment of less than 20 percent of the purchase price of the home will need to pay for mortgage insurance. Mortgage insurance also is typically required on FHA and USDA loans..

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When you apply for a home loan, you can apply for a government-backed loan (such as a FHA or VA loan) or a conventional loan, which is not insured or guaranteed by the federal government. This means that, unlike federally insured loans, conventional loans..

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Bail Bond Collateral Appraisals


If you are on this page you are interested in finding out more information about our Bail Bond Appraisals. We are sorry that you are going these hardship times but know that Appraisals of Southwest Florida is a family orientated business that assists homeowners who need..

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RUSH Appraisals


RUSH and SUPER-RUSH service is available for most of our different type of residential appraisals Please understand that not all properties are eligible for this service and our existing commitments may limit our ability to provide the rush service for you..

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Tax Appeal


Sometimes, matters like this can be resolved with a phone call. However, if after discussing your assessment with your local taxing authority you still feel as though your property has been overvalued, a professional, independent..

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Understanding the value of your property is a crucial factor in many of life's most significant decisions. This is where a residential appraisal comes into play. A residential appraisal is a comprehensive analysis that determines the fair market value of a property. It's a vital tool, whether you're applying for a mortgage, considering listing your home for sale, or simply interested in discerning the market value of your property.

Beyond these commonly recognized needs, there are numerous other situations where a residential appraisal can provide invaluable insight. These include:

  1. Estate Planning: Understanding the value of your property can help shape your financial and estate planning strategies, ensuring your loved ones are well provided for in the future.
  2. Financial Planning: An appraisal can aid in making informed decisions about refinancing, investment, or property improvement.
  3. Real Estate Owned (REO) or Short Sale Scenarios: Accurate property valuation is crucial when dealing with distressed properties to ensure you are making a sound financial decision.
  4. Bankruptcy or Divorce Proceedings: A precise, unbiased property valuation is vital in legal situations such as division of assets.
  5. PMI or Mortgage Insurance Removal: An updated appraisal can help you remove private mortgage insurance (PMI) once you've reached sufficient equity in your home.

Appraisals play a significant role in the decision-making process of banks, lending institutions, and individual homeowners. They provide an objective perspective on a property's value, taking into account a multitude of unique features and market conditions.

Our experienced residential appraisers delve into meticulous research, examining specific factors that might influence the value of your home. These include the presence of any recent renovations, needed repairs, upgrades, and both interior and exterior features of the property. An in-depth inspection of the property is also conducted to ensure an accurate and comprehensive valuation.

With Appraisals of Southwest Florida, you're not only getting a service, but you're also gaining the expertise and knowledge of certified residential FHA-approved appraisers with 23 years of experience in the field. Our professionals have the requisite training, proven experience, and the competency to deliver precise and reliable appraisal reports.

So, whether you're selling your home, undergoing legal proceedings, planning for the future, or merely curious about your property's value, an accurate appraisal can provide the insights you need to make informed, confident decisions.

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