Do you need to know the fair market value of your home? As Essex county home appraisers for the past 13 years, American Realty Appraisals has become more and more familiar with the different cities and towns. Each municipality has its own character as well as a home value range. Even within a town, there are neighborhood pockets that may warrant an increased value due to their location. When hiring an Essex county home appraiser, make sure he/she is familiar with your market area.
Some of the benefits of living in Essex County are the easy access to major roadways: Garden State Parkway, Route 78, Route 280, Route 80 and the NJ Turnpike. It also has a mid town direct train line into New York City. There are great restaurants in downtown areas like Montclair and Maplewood. Living in Essex county has a lot of appeal and knowing what to pay for a home can significantly help with the barrier to entry as well as purchasing a higher end home.
Belleville, Bloomfield, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, East Orange, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Irvington, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Montclair, Newark, North Caldwell, Nutley, Orange, Roseland, South Orange, Verona, West Caldwell, West Orange
Below are some housing statistics over the past year in Essex County.
The median selling price has been relatively stable. Over the past 12 months the market has been stable. While there is a fairly large spread between the list price and sale price ratio’s, over the last 90 days it has been at 100%. The large spread is likely the difference between the winter market and spring market.
Did you know of all the counties that commute to New York City, Essex county was ranked 1st as the highest paying county of real estate taxes in NJ? Over the past couple years, several municipalities went through a tax revaluation: Short Hills – Millburn, Maplewood and South Orange. I’ve been an active participant in appraising for tax appeals as well as performing expert witness testimony for the past 9 years. With a lot of success, I enjoy helping homeowners reduce their property taxes. If you feel you are paying too much in property taxes, you will get the best results hiring an Essex county home appraiser.
I’ve been appraising for 16 years and have had a focus as an Essex County home appraiser for the last 13 years. This means I’ve seen the market sky rocket as well as crash. Observing these conditions has given me the experience and expertise to determine fair market value. If you are in need of an Essex county home appraiser, whether it is for a purchase, sale, tax appeal, estate planning, or divorce, please give American Realty Appraisals a call at 908-233-1337.
Evan from American Realty Appraisals came out to our home last spring to conduct a home appraisal in support of our property tax appeal. He arrived promptly at the agreed time, was very professional and conducted a thorough walk through. We were very satisfied with the results of his appraisal - they were well-researched and accurately captured the features of the home. His appraisal proved to be a crucial element in a very successful tax appeal. I would gladly recommend his services to others.
I was extremely pleased in my experience with American Realty Appraisals. Evan was very knowledgeable and was happy to answer any questions I had. His appraisal was useful in our being able to successfully appeal our taxes. It was worth every penny. He also shared some suggestions on how to shore up insulation efficiency around the house. 5 Star service. thanks!
Evan was extremely helpful in our obtaining a favorable result from our tax appeal and I highly recommend his services
If you want the Do's and Dont's. I would say DO use Evan. It was a very smooth and easy process. He worked around my schedule. His turnaround time was very impressive. Price: He was in line with the other quotes I received. And you DON'T need to worry. I will recommend him and use him again
Prepared the documents to submit for a tax appeal and accompanied me to the tax appeal hearing to present my case. I have used American Realty Appraisals twice and have won my tax appeal each time.
I was appealing my real estate taxes and American Reality did an appraisal on my home. The appraisal went well and as a result the tax appeal was successful and our real estate taxes were lowered.
I was ignoring go through Tax appeal process because I thought it was so cumbersome with very little chance of winning. In this process, I used Evan for a tax appeal. Not only we won but it was very easy and simple process between him and the lawyer. I highly recommend to use Evan, he knows what he is doing!
The tax appeal through you and Lisa Walsh was successful, and you may use me as a reference any time in the future
Evan was great. He was instrumental in helping me to appropriately lower my taxes via an accurate appraisal. I highly recommend his services to anyone in need of an appraisal in NJ.
When the interest rates dropped last year, I decided that it was a good idea to refinance my mortgage. I was recommended to American Realty Appraisals by my mortgage company. They were affordable, expedient, and ultimately put together a very comprehensive report with figures, photos, and local comps. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a professional and honest appraisal company.
Evan and his team at American Realty Appraisals are simply the best at what they do. As a mortgage banking professional, I have worked with dozens of appraisal firms over the years and I continually return to American Realty Appraisals when I can for their expert advice and service. I would highly recommend them if you are an individual looking to have your home appraised, or a banker looking to add a high quality appraisal firm to your list of approved appraisers.
Before I went to list my home, I hired Evan at American Realty Appraisals. I wanted an unbiased opinion of what my home was worth. He provided a thorough report that gave me piece of mind and a leg to stand on when it comes time to negotiate. I was also pleased with how fast he turned the report around after the inspection.
I am an attorney in Westfield and I refer all of my clients to American Realty Appraisals. I have worked closely with Evan Siegel for the past two years and I have been impressed with his professionalism, integrity and expertise as an appraiser. Relying on his appraisals, I have been able to negotiate property tax reductions for numerous clients in Union County. I highly recommend American Realty Appraisals for all of your residential real estate appraisal needs.
ARA did a great job of handling my tax appeal. The guidance was spot on and the staff, specifically, Evan Siegel, was professional and knowledgeable. The outcome was excellent and I'm saving a good amount of money on my real estate taxes. Thanks ARA!!
I used Evan for a tax appeal project. It was a seamless operation between him and the lawyer. Zero blips, and we won.
Mr. Siegel performed an appraisal for my home for tax appeal purposes. He was very professional and helped me lower my taxes by 17%. I am quite satisfied with his work.
Highly recommend. Excellent service, professional, prompt. Great result