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When you’re looking for a real estate appraiser in Sacramento, your search should start and end here.  Sactown Appraisals appraises real estate in the metro Sacramento area, and we are also property appraisers throughout Sacramento County and surrounding areas.  Sacramento home values are unique, and you need a local Sacramento appraiser with experience completing appraisals in Sacramento County and surrounding areas.

Who should choose us to serve their real estate appraisal needs?

  • Credit unions and lenders in and near Placer county:
    We are experts in providing mortgage appraisals on real estate in the Sacramento area.  We perform full residential appraisals on Fannie Mae form 1004, drive-bys with exterior photos, interior inspections, single family, multi-family, condo, manufactured housing, HUD/FHA appraisals, purchased properties, or refinancing.
  • REALTORS® and real estate agents:
    We offer pre-listing appraisal services in metro Sacramento, as well as a full range of appraisal services to support your clients’ home buying or home selling needs.
  • FSBOs, home sellers and homeowners:
    A listing appraisal can be a powerful tool for a for-sale-by-owner home seller.  And give yourself peace of mind that your largest investment — your Sacramento area real estate — is really worth what you think it is by obtaining a professional appraisal.
  • CPAs and Attorneys:
    Whether it's estate planning, a divorce settlement, expert witness or a retroactive "date of death" valuation, Sactown Appraisals can provide a reliable, defensible appraisal reported in a special format developed especially for non-lending purposes.

If your needs include a professional, prompt, accurate real estate appraisal, contact us or order online to get started today.

We perform appraisals and appraisal services in the following areas:

  • Sacramento County real estate
  • Yolo County real estate
  • Solano County real estate
  • San Joaquin County real estate
  • Amador County real estate
  • El Dorado County real estate
  • Placer County real estate
  • Sutter County real estate

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AQB Exposure Draft of a Proposed Revision to the 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria
5/27/2014 9:05 AM
The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) has issued an Exposure Draft of a Proposed Revision to the 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. In recent months, as states have worked to make the necessary revisions to laws and regulations to implement the changes in the Criteria, the AQB has received additional feedback surrounding Backgr...Read More
 
New Appraisal Tools Section on REALTOR.org/appraisal
4/10/2014 1:38 PM
NAR has added a new resource on the REALTOR.org/appraisal page called “Appraisal Tools.”  The Appraisal Tools page provides links to educational resources for real estate agents who want to educate clients about the appraisal process.  Links include NAR’s new Frequently Asked Questions brochure about appraisals as well as three publicatio...Read More
 
New Mercury Mobile App May Speed Appraisals
2/21/2014 2:05 PM
      A new iOS app from a la mode, the Naples, Fla.-based real estate and mortgage technology company, offers a solution to appraisal delays. The app is called Mercury Mobile. It enables appraisers in the field to respond instantly to new orders from Mercury Network lenders and AMCs, according to the company. Appraisers using [...Read More
 
Appraisal Practices Board National Talent Pool
2/18/2014 7:02 AM
The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) of The Appraisal Foundation is seeking valuation professionals for a national talent pool to serve as a resource to the Board as it develops future voluntary guidance on generally recognized valuation methods and techniques. Under the direction of the APB, those chosen as subject matter experts will research reco...Read More
 
American Banker reports on Fannie Mae’s Appraisal Quality Monitoring
1/30/2014 8:20 AM
American Banker reports on Fannie Mae’s process to track appraisers who are engaging in questionable practices. For lenders and appraisal management companies, the list may become a filtering device when making appraisal assignments. Learn more in this article from REALTOR Magazine...Read More
 
Subject Matter Experts Needed for Green Building Valuation Report
1/17/2014 9:34 AM
The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) of The Appraisal Foundation has issued solicitations for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for The Valuation of Green Buildings – Residential Properties and The Valuation of Green Buildings – Non-Residential Properties.  The respective solicitations can be found by clicking on the links below: The Valuation of G...Read More
 
New Appraisal Standards Board Q&As now available
1/15/2014 2:13 PM
The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) has issued January Q&As on the following topics: “Verifying” Completion of an Appraisal Assignment Results Fannie Mae Form 1004 Use of Certification with Form 1004D/442 Applicable Edition of USPAP For questions, please contact Emily Mann, Standards Administrator (202-624-3058)...Read More
 
Fannie Mae Lender Letter on Appraiser Monitoring
12/27/2013 9:10 AM
On December 10, 2013, Fannie Mae published a letter to remind lenders of appraiser selection requirements, highlight several data quality issues, and describe new processes to identify and monitor individual appraisers. Lender Letter LL-2013-1...Read More
 
OCC Guidance on Third-Party Relationships
12/27/2013 9:09 AM
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) recently updated its guidance to national banks and federal savings associations for assessing and managing risks associated with third-party relationships. The guidance includes a discussion of comprehensive risk management processes throughout the life cycle of the third-party relationship. OCC ...Read More
 
New USPAP Q&A on Subject Property Data and Confidentiality
12/5/2013 2:38 PM
The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) has issued a new USPAP Q&A on the Appraisal Foundation website: 2013-08: ETHICS RULE – Confidentiality – “Subject Property Data and Confidentiality” Questions? Please contact Emily Mann, Standards Administrator, at emily@appraisalfoundation.or...Read More




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Court Certifies Class and Approves Nationwide Class Settlement for Review Appraisers
7/9/2014 11:47 AM

A federal court in California has certified a class action challenging Bank of America’s failure to pay overtime to staff appraisers.

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Overseas AMC Staff: Could I Speak to “Villiam?”
7/1/2014 1:43 PM

At least one appraiser management company (AMC) put a new accent on appraising by having the point of contact be in another country—specifically, a call-center in India.

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So You Want to Increase Business…
6/17/2014 11:47 AM

>> See Past News Editions >> Click to Print > Slow? Get Busy: Work directly with clients, get paid full-fees and diversify your business. Click here to learn more. > Want to be a better FHA Appraiser? The FHA Checklist and eBook keeps you up-to-date on FHA requirements and helps you be more efficient on FHA Insp...Read More

 
Trainees, Employees and How to Build a Business
6/2/2014 5:49 PM

Give them responsibility beyond their simple job description. Many human beings thrive on having stewardship over certain aspects of the business. Trust them.

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State Board Moves to Curb Frivolous Complaints
5/27/2014 3:06 PM

Frivolous State Board complaints are a quiet crisis in the appraisal profession. Here is an overview of the issue and one state’s attempt at making the process more fair.

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Training the Future
5/14/2014 5:42 PM

>> See Past News Editions >> Click to Print >>Upcoming Webinar What to Do When the State Comes Calling Presenter: Tim Andersen, MAI Date: June 5, 10-11 a.m. PDT Learn how to protect your license and your livelihood with this live webinar! >> Slow? Get Busy: Work directly with clients, bypass AMCs, get paid full-fe...Read More

 
Customary and Reasonable Fee Data Revisited
5/6/2014 3:18 PM

Everything changed for appraisers with HVCC in May, 2009. In July 2010, Dodd-Frank was passed, codifying the concept of Customary and Reasonable Fees, though it was later “neutered” by the Interim Final Rule which followed about three months later.

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We Need to Do What? Verifying AMC Licensing
4/29/2014 12:29 PM

Just like an AMC has a responsibility to ensure that an appraiser is licensed or certified, in certain states, appraisers also have a responsibility to ensure that the AMC is appropriately registered/licensed to do business in that state.

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Smoking Gun Allows Appraiser to Sue over Blacklisting
4/22/2014 5:47 PM

Very few appraisers are able to obtain solid proof that a lender or AMC is retaliating against them for not “meeting value,” but instead are left only with an uneasy feeling that the sudden drop in orders is an unspoken backlash.

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New Pressure: Agents Filing Complaints
4/8/2014 10:52 AM

No one needs to tell appraisers about pressure. Despite recent regulatory changes, such as Dodd-Frank, appraisers still face pressure every day. Instead of rabid mortgage brokers, like days gone by, today there is a new source of heartburn for appraisers: real estate agents.

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7/23/2014 2:00 AM
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7/22/2014 2:00 AM
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4040 49th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95823, $1,100,000
7/22/2014 2:00 AM
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7/22/2014 2:00 AM
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5417 Rambler Way, Sacramento, CA 95841, $235,000 3 beds, 2 baths
7/22/2014 2:00 AM
1657 sqft, 3 beds, 2 baths, single-family home in Sacramento, CA - 9584...Read More





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