Home Appraisal Services

All Home Appraisal Services

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. Often times the home is put up for sale in which the profits are split or otherwise one of the parties typically buys out the other.

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Real Estate Assessor Appeals

A large percentage of homes in the Chicago area are being ‘taxed’ based on much higher property values, so there’s a very good chance you’re paying the real estate assessor more than your fair share of real estate taxes!

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Financial Planning and Trusts

Financial and Estate Planners are often relied upon by their clients to provide sound, well-informed advice. Chicagoland Appraisals has worked closely with a long list of Financial & Estate Planners over the years to assure they have the information needed to develop the best and most effective strategies for their clients.

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PMI Removal Appraisals

PMI, the acronym for private mortgage insurance, allows individuals to purchase their home with less than a 20% down payment. If you are paying PMI, the question you need to ask yourself is; “Is it time to stop paying monthly PMI into an escrow account and instead start putting that money into your pocket?”

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Pre-Foreclosure & Short Sales

Our foreclosure and short sale appraisal services cater to the needs of homeowners in default, banks with real estate owned properties (REOs), mortgage lenders, HUD, FHA, law firms, loan service companies and other financial institutions that make personal and commercial loans.

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Bail Bond Appraisals

Chicagoland Appraisals is a family orientated business that assists homeowners who are in need of posting bail. We know how traumatizing these situations can be even for a short period of time so we understand the importance of moving quickly in order to get your loved ones home as soon as possible.

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Bankruptcy Appraisals

Ever wonder how a bankruptcy debtor calculates the value of their home? You need to be as accurate as possible when your attorney asks you to estimate your home’s value. In fact, often times an attorney will recommend their clients contact a local real estate appraiser to perform an appraisal of the home to accurately assess its current fair market value.

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Estate Planning & Date of Death

Settling an estate is one of those things that most people know little about until they actually go through the experience. So we hope to offer you a bit of insight below into the process of estate settlement as it pertains to real estate appraisals.

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Pre-Listing, Pre-Purchase, FSBO's

If you’re a homeowner selling your property on your own or a seasoned realtor trying to establish a fair list price it’s often difficult to sift through all of the market data to determine a true home value.

It’s common for homeowners and realtors to rely on real estate appraisers for assistance when establishing a list price for the sale of their home.

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Retrospective Appraisals

Retrospective Appraisals is an opinion of value as of a specific date in the past. Retrospective values are frequently sought in connection with property tax matters, estate or inheritance tax matters, condemnation proceedings, divorce settlement matters, natural disasters or suits to recover damages.

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House Plans and 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 actually exists.

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Rush Appraisals

RUSH and SUPER-RUSH service is available for most of our 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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