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Leesburg Real Estate Property Appraiser – high quality appraisals in a timely manner for Leesburg

Mid-State Appraisals is Leesburg and Lake County’s preferred residential real estate property appraiser providing high quality, competent appraisals in a timely manner.

http://www.midstateappraisals.org

midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

Mid-State Appraisals founder Paul F. Davis has outstanding qualifications:

– State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser (License RD # 2667)

– Licensed Real Estate Broker (License BK # 161133)

– State Certified Building Contractor (License CBC # 040794)

– Over 20 Years of Professional Service to Leesburg and Central Florida

– Unparalleled Knowledge and Outstanding Experience

– Efficient, Attentive, and Committed to Clients Needs

Mid-State Appraisals provides professional services to Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Sumter, and the Davenport area of Polk County. Midstate Appraisals services are provided by committed professionals, dedicated to quality work, detailed research, and timely completion of assignments. Expect a speedy, accurate, and no hassle appraisal.

All appraisal reports comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Mid-State Appraisals staff has 20 years combined real estate experience of appraising properties in Leesburg and Central Florida. They offer competitive fees, service 6 counties, are approved with nearly all major lenders, use the latest in computer technology, provide fast, consistent turnaround time and are licensed and insured by the State of Florida.

http://www.midstateappraisals.org
midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

Paul Davis is a trusted and reputable property appraiser frequently called upon by Leesburg and Central Florida’s banks, homeowners, and savvy real estate investors to assess property values. A builder for over 20 years and also a real estate broker, Paul Davis brings a wealth of knowledge to the table as an appraiser.

Paul’s company Mid-State Appraisals serves Central Florida (Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Sumter and Davenport in Polk counties).

Contact Paul Davis and Mid-State Appraisals for your next appraisal:

Office: 325-242-9973

Cell: 352-636-6672

Fax: 352-242-4912

midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

http://www.midstateappraisals.org

Leesburg real estate property appraiser and specialist providing high quality, competent appraisals in a timely manner. Mid-State Appraisals founder Paul Davis is an appraiser, broker & builder w/ over 20 years professional service in Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

Leesburg real estate property appraiser providing Leesburg high quality, competent appraisals in a timely manner. Mid-State Appraisals founder Paul Davis is an appraiser, broker & builder w/ over 20 years professional service in Leesburg, Lake County.

Contact Paul Davis and Mid-State Appraisals for your next appraisal:

Office: 325-242-9973

Cell: 352-636-6672

Fax: 352-242-4912

midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

http://www.midstateappraisals.org

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Minneola Real Estate Property Appraiser – high quality appraisals in a timely manner for Minneola

Mid-State Appraisals is Minneola and Lake County’s preferred residential real estate property appraiser providing high quality, competent appraisals in a timely manner.

http://www.midstateappraisals.org

midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

Mid-State Appraisals founder Paul F. Davis has outstanding qualifications:

– State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser (License RD # 2667)

– Licensed Real Estate Broker (License BK # 161133)

– State Certified Building Contractor (License CBC # 040794)

– Over 20 Years of Professional Service to Minneola and Central Florida

– Unparalleled Knowledge and Outstanding Experience

– Efficient, Attentive, and Committed to Clients Needs

Mid-State Appraisals provides professional services to Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Sumter, and the Davenport area of Polk County. Midstate Appraisals services are provided by committed professionals, dedicated to quality work, detailed research, and timely completion of assignments. Expect a speedy, accurate, and no hassle appraisal.

All appraisal reports comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Mid-State Appraisals staff has 20 years combined real estate experience of appraising properties in Minneola and Central Florida. They offer competitive fees, service 6 counties, are approved with nearly all major lenders, use the latest in computer technology, provide fast, consistent turnaround time and are licensed and insured by the State of Florida.

http://www.midstateappraisals.org
midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

Paul Davis is a trusted and reputable property appraiser frequently called upon by Minneola and Central Florida’s banks, homeowners, and savvy real estate investors to assess property values. A builder for over 20 years and also a real estate broker, Paul Davis brings a wealth of knowledge to the table as an appraiser.

Paul’s company Mid-State Appraisals serves Central Florida (Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Sumter and Davenport in Polk counties).

Contact Paul Davis and Mid-State Appraisals for your next appraisal:

Office: 325-242-9973

Cell: 352-636-6672

Fax: 352-242-4912

midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

http://www.midstateappraisals.org

Minneola real estate property appraiser and specialist providing high quality, competent appraisals in a timely manner. Mid-State Appraisals founder Paul Davis is an appraiser, broker & builder w/ over 20 years professional service in Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

Minneola real estate property appraiser providing Minneola high quality, competent appraisals in a timely manner. Mid-State Appraisals founder Paul Davis is an appraiser, broker & builder w/ over 20 years professional service in Minneola, Lake County.

Contact Paul Davis and Mid-State Appraisals for your next appraisal:

Office: 325-242-9973

Cell: 352-636-6672

Fax: 352-242-4912

midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

http://www.midstateappraisals.org

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Groveland Real Estate Property Appraiser – high quality appraisals in a timely manner for Groveland

Mid-State Appraisals is Groveland and Lake County’s preferred residential real estate property appraiser providing high quality, competent appraisals in a timely manner.

http://www.midstateappraisals.org

midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

Mid-State Appraisals founder Paul F. Davis has outstanding qualifications:

– State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser (License RD # 2667)

– Licensed Real Estate Broker (License BK # 161133)

– State Certified Building Contractor (License CBC # 040794)

– Over 20 Years of Professional Service to Groveland and Central Florida

– Unparalleled Knowledge and Outstanding Experience

– Efficient, Attentive, and Committed to Clients Needs

Mid-State Appraisals provides professional services to Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Sumter, and the Davenport area of Polk County. Midstate Appraisals services are provided by committed professionals, dedicated to quality work, detailed research, and timely completion of assignments. Expect a speedy, accurate, and no hassle appraisal.

All appraisal reports comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Mid-State Appraisals staff has 20 years combined real estate experience of appraising properties in Groveland and Central Florida. They offer competitive fees, service 6 counties, are approved with nearly all major lenders, use the latest in computer technology, provide fast, consistent turnaround time and are licensed and insured by the State of Florida.

http://www.midstateappraisals.org
midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

Paul Davis is a trusted and reputable property appraiser frequently called upon by Groveland and Central Florida’s banks, homeowners, and savvy real estate investors to assess property values. A builder for over 20 years and also a real estate broker, Paul Davis brings a wealth of knowledge to the table as an appraiser.

Paul’s company Mid-State Appraisals serves Central Florida (Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Sumter and Davenport in Polk counties).

Contact Paul Davis and Mid-State Appraisals for your next appraisal:

Office: 325-242-9973

Cell: 352-636-6672

Fax: 352-242-4912

midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

http://www.midstateappraisals.org

Groveland real estate property appraiser and specialist providing high quality, competent appraisals in a timely manner. Mid-State Appraisals founder Paul Davis is an appraiser, broker & builder w/ over 20 years professional service in Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

Groveland real estate property appraiser providing Groveland high quality, competent appraisals in a timely manner. Mid-State Appraisals founder Paul Davis is an appraiser, broker & builder w/ over 20 years professional service in Groveland, Lake County.

Contact Paul Davis and Mid-State Appraisals for your next appraisal:

Office: 325-242-9973

Cell: 352-636-6672

Fax: 352-242-4912

midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

http://www.midstateappraisals.org

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Eustis Real Estate Property Appraiser – high quality appraisals in a timely manner for Eustis

Mid-State Appraisals is Eustis and Lake County’s preferred residential real estate property appraiser providing high quality, competent appraisals in a timely manner.

http://www.midstateappraisals.org

midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

Mid-State Appraisals founder Paul F. Davis has outstanding qualifications:

– State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser (License RD # 2667)

– Licensed Real Estate Broker (License BK # 161133)

– State Certified Building Contractor (License CBC # 040794)

– Over 20 Years of Professional Service to Eustis and Central Florida

– Unparalleled Knowledge and Outstanding Experience

– Efficient, Attentive, and Committed to Clients Needs

Mid-State Appraisals provides professional services to Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Sumter, and the Davenport area of Polk County. Midstate Appraisals services are provided by committed professionals, dedicated to quality work, detailed research, and timely completion of assignments. Expect a speedy, accurate, and no hassle appraisal.

All appraisal reports comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Mid-State Appraisals staff has 20 years combined real estate experience of appraising properties in Eustis and Central Florida. They offer competitive fees, service 6 counties, are approved with nearly all major lenders, use the latest in computer technology, provide fast, consistent turnaround time and are licensed and insured by the State of Florida.

http://www.midstateappraisals.org
midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

Paul Davis is a trusted and reputable property appraiser frequently called upon by Eustis and Central Florida’s banks, homeowners, and savvy real estate investors to assess property values. A builder for over 20 years and also a real estate broker, Paul Davis brings a wealth of knowledge to the table as an appraiser.

Paul’s company Mid-State Appraisals serves Central Florida (Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Sumter and Davenport in Polk counties).

Contact Paul Davis and Mid-State Appraisals for your next appraisal:

Office: 325-242-9973

Cell: 352-636-6672

Fax: 352-242-4912

midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

http://www.midstateappraisals.org

Eustis real estate property appraiser and specialist providing high quality, competent appraisals in a timely manner. Mid-State Appraisals founder Paul Davis is an appraiser, broker & builder w/ over 20 years professional service in Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

Eustis real estate property appraiser providing Eustis high quality, competent appraisals in a timely manner. Mid-State Appraisals founder Paul Davis is an appraiser, broker & builder w/ over 20 years professional service in Eustis, Lake County.

Contact Paul Davis and Mid-State Appraisals for your next appraisal:

Office: 325-242-9973

Cell: 352-636-6672

Fax: 352-242-4912

midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

http://www.midstateappraisals.org

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MicroDecisions and Peter Liggatt – 95 Reasons Not to Do Business with Micro Decisions and CEO Peter Liggatt

Before doing business with MicroDecisions and CEO Peter Liggatt, consider the other 95 companies below it sued for “Breach of Contract”. It seems signing a 12 month contract with MicroDecisions can turn into a nightmare if you don’t read the small print on the back, which provides for automatically annual renewals which MicroDecisions and Peter Liggatt are prepared to sue for to collect if a company fails to cancel according to all their timetables and stipulations.

Sincere cancellation attempts may not keep your company out of court if you fail to read the fine print and adequately prepare for MicroDecisions and Liggatt’s clever contracts, which apparently have proven profitable based on the amount of lawsuits MicroDecisions has filed below.

Questionably unconscionable contracts and deceptive billing practices should be strictly forbidden by the Better Business Bureau, Orange County’s Consumer Fraud Unit, and the Florida Real Estate Commission.

Don’t let the litigious Britisher get your buck and laugh all the way to the bank. Consider these many lawsuits MicroDecisions filed against companies formerly doing business with it below.

Paul F Davis II – consumer advocate, activist, and minister

http://www.PaulFDavis.com

If you have a horror story of your own about MicroDecisions and Peter Liggatt, please write and share it with us. RevivingNations@yahoo.com

MicroDecisions Breach of Contract lawsuits filed against:

Desnee Elgin, A Elgin Appraisal Services – 4/28/2008

Worth Appraising Inc., Richard L Hutchcraft – 4/28/2008

Associates in Appraisal Inc. – 4/28/2008

Sean Parkes, Diversified Equity Investments – 4/28/2008

Edward P Heaphy – 4/28/2008

Equimax Properties LLC – 4/28/2008

Lorraine Brubaker – 4/28/2008

Locklin & Associates Inc. – 4/28/2008

Maureen Doyle Rhein, Rhein Appraisal – 4/28/2008

Robert Parks – 4/28/2008

Statton Title Agency Inc., Jason Statton – 4/28/2008

Bradley Allen Johnson, DBA Surfside Appraisal Group – 4/28/2008

Turn Time Appraisal Inc. – 4/28/2008

Valuation Inc. – 4/28/2008

Wendy Fryer – 4/28/2008

Appraisals on Demand Inc., Sheryl L Houck – 4/28/2008

A And J Appraisers, Stephen Yeager – 3/3/2008

Michael Kovacsik – 3/3/2008

Option 1 Appraisal Services – 3/3/2008

Barbara Adam – 3/3/2008

Michael Douberley – 3/3/2008

Task Mortgage Corp Inc., Anthony Scott – 3/3/2008

E. Realty Valuations Inc., Boyd W. Walters – 3/3/2008

Appraisals of Tampa Bay, Jayson A. Arthur – 3/3/2008

J. I. Real Estate Appraisal Co., Sheri Upp – 3/3/2008

Carol K Browning – 3/3/2008

David A Pruett, Realty Inc. Ricker – 2/5/2004

American General Life and Accident Insurance Company – 2/5/2004

Alberta P Bland, Home Vestors We Vest LLC – 2/5/2004

Marianne P Hurlburt, American Central Alarm – 2/5/2004

Your Mortgage USA Inc., Ernest P Walker – 2/5/2004

Tampa Bay Appraisal Service Inc. – 2/5/2004

Regent International Realty Inc., Kathryne M Lenox – 2/5/2004

Lawrence Jay – 2/5/2004

Mary Jane Stagi & Company – 2/5/2004

Korri A. Prendergast, Appraisal Group Advantis – 2/5/2004

Keith Kroeker – 2/5/2004

General Home Development Corporation – 2/5/2004

Southeastern Land Consultant, DBA Bruce Wright – 8/6/2003

Beth S. Foley – 8/6/2003

Idemand Services Inc. & Larry Still – 8/6/2003

South Shore Realty of Tampa Bay, William Matos Jr. – 8/6/2003

L & O Realty Group Inc., Ruthann Gunter – 8/6/2003

Home Investment Realty, Luis Cancel – 8/6/2003

T. Dwight Barron – 8/6/2003

Dream Home Properties Inc., Dave Mosher, DBA Homevestors Dream Home Properties Inc. – 7/9/2002

F F South & Company Inc. – 7/9/2002

Mark Romano, DBA Ameripraise – 7/9/2002

Curtis Arrington, DBA CM Arrington and Associates, M. Arrington C Inc. – 7/9/2002

Egram Group Orlando Inc. – 7/9/2002

A A Brinn Realty Group Inc. – 12/20/2001

David A Freel – 12/20/2001

Hallmark Pool & Spa World – 12/20/2001

Meridian Realty & Investments Inc. – 12/20/2001

Robert Davis, ERA Hometown Realty – 12/20/2001

David A Pruett, DBA Ricker Realty Inc. – 12/20/2001

Jim Ballinger – 12/20/2001

Appraisal Network Inc. – 8/20/2001

Premier Nelson Group Inc. – 8/20/2001

Pineloch Management Corporation – 8/20/2001

Joseph R Minardi – 12/6/2000

Bel Aire Homes Inc., Christopher Sampson – 12/6/2000

Phillips Bay Realty Inc. – 12/6/2000

IRG Commercial Inc. – 12/6/2000

Fred Kidwell, Kidwell Spector Services – 4/20/2000

Thomas H. Overstreet – 4/20/2000

Duke Weeks Realty Corp. – 4/20/2000

Peter Woods Assoc. – 10/27/1999

Shawn Hazegh – 10/27/1999

Canin Associates Inc. – 10/27/1999

Lance Hoskins – 6/3/1999

Kenneth H. Daw & Company Inc. – 6/3/1999

Resort Realty & Development Inc. – 5/18/1999

Rockrose Realty Inc. – 5/18/1999

Primerica Group One Inc. – 3/29/1999

Worthen Brooks (attny Kurt E. Thalwitzer) – 11/16/1998

Pardue Heid Church Smith & Waller Inc. – 11/16/1998

D & E Surveying Inc. – 11/16/1998

Realty Resource of Central Florida Inc. – 9/30/1998

Cola Investments Inc. – 9/30/1998

Ganung Belton Associates Inc. – 9/30/1998

Michael A Pyle, PA (attorney) – 9/30/1998 (dismissed before hearing)

Bruce Napolitano – 9/30/1998 (attorney Delvalle)

Nicholson USA Properties Inc. – 9/30/1998 (attorney Liebman)

David L. Evans, DBA Pecht Evans Engineering Inc. – 9/15/1998

Tri County Appraisal Inc. – 9/15/1998

Preston Adams, Peninsula State Properties – 8/27/1998

R S Appraisals Inc. – 7/10/1998

Consumer Mortgage Company – 7/10/1998

William E Kapanke – 2/18/1998 (attorney Thomas Adair Moore)

Southeastern Property Appraiser – 2/18/1998 (voluntary dismissal before hearing)

Tri Star of Florida – 2/6/1997 (Goods Sold / Indebtedness) Disposed by Judge

World Funding Group and Financial Funding Group – 1/22/1997 (attorney Berry J. Walker)

Peninsula State Properties, Preston Jr Adams, 1/12/1996

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Orange County Property Appraiser

Mid-State Appraisals is Central Florida’s preferred residential real estate specialist providing high quality, competent appraisals in a timely manner.

Office: 325-242-9973

Cell: 352-636-6672

midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

http://www.midstateappraisals.org

Mid-State Appraisals founder Paul F. Davis has outstanding qualifications:

– State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser (License RD # 2667)

– Licensed Real Estate Broker (License BK # 161133)

– State Certified Building Contractor (License CBC # 040794)

– Over 20 Years of Professional Service to Central Florida

– Unparalleled Knowledge and Outstanding Experience

– Efficient, Attentive, and Committed to Clients Needs

Mid-State Appraisals is located in the middle of the State of Florida, based out of Clermont (“The Gem of the Hills” and National Triathlon Mecca).

Mid-State Appraisals provides professional services to Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Sumter, and the Davenport area of Polk County. Midstate Appraisals services are provided by committed professionals, dedicated to quality work, detailed research, and timely completion of assignments. Expect a speedy, accurate, and no hassle appraisal.

All appraisal reports comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Mid-State Appraisals staff has 20 years combined real estate experience of appraising properties in Central Florida. They offer competitive fees, service 6 counties, are approved with nearly all major lenders, use the latest in computer technology, provide fast, consistent turnaround time and are licensed and insured by the State of Florida.

http://www.midstateappraisals.org

midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

Paul Davis is a trusted and reputable property appraiser frequently called upon by Central Florida’s banks, homeowners, and savvy real estate investors to assess property values. A builder for over 20 years and also a real estate broker, Paul Davis brings a wealth of knowledge to the table as an appraiser. Born and raised in Orange County, Paul is intimately acquainted with the real estate market.

Paul’s company Mid-State Appraisals serves Central Florida (Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Sumter and Davenport in Polk counties).

Contact Paul Davis and Mid-State Appraisals for your next appraisal:

Office: 325-242-9973

Cell: 352-636-6672

Fax: 352-242-4912

midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

http://www.midstateappraisals.org

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Midstate Appraisals – Property Appraiser Serving Central Florida and Beyond

Paul Davis is Central Florida’s favorite and most reputable property appraiser frequently called upon by banks, homeowners, and savvy real estate investors to assess property values.  A builder for over twenty years and also a real estate broker, Paul Davis brings a wealth of knowledge to the table as an appraiser.

Paul’s company Midstate Appraisals serves Central Florida (Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Sumter and Davenport in Polk counties).

Contact Paul Davis and Midstate Appraisals for your next appraisal:

Office: 352-242-9973

Cell: 352-636-6672

Fax: 352-242-4912

midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

http://www.midstateappraisals.org

Mid State Appraisals is Central Florida’s preferred residential real estate specialist providing high quality, competent appraisals in a timely manner.

President and founder Paul F. Davis is a…

  • State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser (License RD # 2667);
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker (License BK # 161133); and
  • State Certified Building Contractor (License CBC # 040794)
  • Over 20 Years of Professional Service to Central Florida
  • Unparalleled Knowledge and Outstanding Experience
  • Efficient, Attentive, and Committed to Clients Needs

Mid State Appraisals is located in the middle of the State of Florida, based out of Clermont (“The Gem of the Hills” and National Triathlon Mecca). We provide professional services to Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Sumter, and the Davenport area of Polk County. Our services are provided by committed professionals, dedicated to quality work, detailed research, and timely completion of assignments. Expect a speedy, accurate, and no hassle appraisal.

All of our appraisal reports comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Our staff has 20 years combined real estate experience of appraising properties in Central Florida. We offer competitive fees, service 6 counties, are approved with nearly all major lenders, use the latest in computer technology, provide fast, consistent turnaround time and are licensed and insured by the State of Florida.

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Appraiser King – Property Appraiser serving Central Florida and Beyond

Paul Davis is Central Florida’s favorite and most reputable property appraiser frequently called upon by banks, homeowners, and savvy real estate investors to assess property values.  A builder for over twenty years and also a real estate broker, Paul Davis brings a wealth of knowledge to the table as an appraiser.

Paul’s company Midstate Appraisals serves Central Florida (Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Sumter and Davenport in Polk counties).

Contact Paul Davis and Midstate Appraisals for your next appraisal:

Office: 352-242-9973

Cell: 352-636-6672

Fax: 352-242-4912

midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

http://www.midstateappraisals.org

Mid State Appraisals is Central Florida’s preferred residential real estate specialist providing high quality, competent appraisals in a timely manner.

President and founder Paul F. Davis is a…

·    State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser (License RD # 2667);

·    Licensed Real Estate Broker (License BK # 161133); and

·    State Certified Building Contractor (License CBC # 040794)

·    Over 20 Years of Professional Service to Central Florida

·    Unparalleled Knowledge and Outstanding Experience

·    Efficient, Attentive, and Committed to Clients Needs

Mid State Appraisals is located in the middle of the State of Florida, based out of Clermont (“The Gem of the Hills” and National Triathlon Mecca). We provide professional services to Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Sumter, and the Davenport area of Polk County. Our services are provided by committed professionals, dedicated to quality work, detailed research, and timely completion of assignments. Expect a speedy, accurate, and no hassle appraisal.

All of our appraisal reports comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Our staff has 20 years combined real estate experience of appraising properties in Central Florida. We offer competitive fees, service 6 counties, are approved with nearly all major lenders, use the latest in computer technology, provide fast, consistent turnaround time and are licensed and insured by the State of Florida.

 

Contact Paul Davis and Midstate Appraisals for your next appraisal:

Office: 352-242-9973

Cell: 352-636-6672

Fax: 352-242-4912

midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

http://www.midstateappraisals.org

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Lower Property Taxes – Central Florida Property Appraisals & Appraiser

As a longtime property appraiser, former home builder for twenty years, and licensed real estate broker I learned something from someone who seemingly was a novice in the real estate market and industry.

My son Paul Jr. lived in Oviedo, FL (Seminole County) at the time when he phoned my Lake County office at Midstate Appraisals and asked me about his recent county home value assessment. I never thought to fight the county, or anyone within the government (local, state, or federal).

My son Paul Jr. however has a bit more chutzpah when it comes to negotiation and doesn’t roll over easily. (It also doesn’t hurt that he was trained in Strategic Negotiations & Deal-making at Harvard Business School.)

Nevertheless I at the time thought he didn’t know what he was talking about and immediately told him, “Don’t even try it. You’re not going to win. Don’t waste your time.” Unmoved, Paul Jr. half-heartedly listened to me and proceeded to ask to speak to another appraiser at our office to get a second opinion.

The office associate asked Paul Jr. how much the county had valued his home for. To which he replied $229,000. Paul Jr. bought the two-story, six bedroom, four bath home with swimming pool a year prior for $223,500 ($6,500 off the asking price which he also negotiated). The county’s assessment seemed like a mild price increase based on the fact that home values have been known to escalate up to $100,000 in a single year in Florida.

Not wanting to discourage him, the associate somewhat agreed with Paul Jr. that he might have a valid point and said he might want to ask the county to remedy the discrepancy. Paul Jr. completed the documentation and phoned the Seminole County property appraiser to dispute the valuation.

As is customary Paul Jr. asked the county appraiser to come out and look at the house for himself and see how poorly the 6 bedroom, 4 bath home was constructed (He learned about construction from me as a kid growing up).

Upon buying the home, Paul Jr. began to notice several minor flaws in the construction. Trivial stuff like poor carpentry on the stairway, settlement cracks on the pool deck, and some drywall gaps around the air conditioner unit in the garage. When the appraiser came out, Paul Jr. patiently walked him through the house pointing out all of these flaws and requested that his home’s assessed value be reduced accordingly.

A few weeks later, Paul Jr. received a letter from Seminole County saying they had agreed to reduce his home valuation to $209,000. Though this kind of adjustment may not be what most homeowners want, my son had his house completely paid off. That being said his tax burden was decreased by $600 that year. Not a bad chunk of change to save for a few minutes of negotiating.

Based on my son’s success, now we not only appraise property but also help in any negotiations with the county property appraiser. For a fee of course.

Paul Jr. learned when reading the fine print of his county property appraiser’s assessment that third parties can represent homeowners when disputing property valuation assessments. I guess you could say through Paul Jr.’s own experience and professional academic training (which cost me a pretty penny), he serendipitously stumbled into a market niche working with his old man.

Incidentally in case you’re wondering if Paul Jr. took a loss when he bought his Seminole County home, not in the least. He owned it for about two-years and sold it for $282,500, above the price my brokerage listed it for (the kid knows how to negotiate), and pocketed a $59,000 profit upon sale.

I wish I could say I taught my son everything he knows. What I can now say however is that we now know the ins and outs of property appraising, which keeps our phones constantly ringing.

Paul Davis is Central Florida’s favorite and most reputable property appraiser frequently called upon by banks, homeowners, and savvy real estate investors to assess property values. A builder for over twenty years and also a real estate broker, Paul Davis brings a wealth of knowledge to the table as an appraiser.

Paul’s company Midstate Appraisals serves Central Florida (Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Sumter and Davenport in Polk counties).

Contact Paul Davis and Midstate Appraisals for your next appraisal:

Office: 325-242-9973

Cell: 352-636-6672

Fax: 352-242-4912

midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

http://www.midstateappraisals.org

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Central Florida Appraisals Property Valuations – Real Estate Appraisal Central Florida

Property appraising historically has taken three approaches:
1. The Cost Approach
2. The Sales Comparison Approach
3. The Income Capitalization Approach

Motivations for acquiring an appraisal are to obtain financing when buying property, determine the appropriate price when selling, to gauge the amount of tax one should pay based on valuation, and as an investor to stay current with market.

Beyond the intangible benefits of material comfort, pride, and security that come from owning real estate is the permanence of land and the attachments thereon. Unlike other assets and investments, land and property tend to appreciate in value, particularly in the state of Florida.

The financial benefits of owning your own home, possessing rental income from investment properties, and capital gains from accrued appreciation over time all make real estate a noteworthy investment be it for family or financial reasons. Nevertheless the speculative nature of anything so commonly owned and so readily emotionally invested in as well give room for fluctuating values based on what the market will bear.

When snow birds and Europeans on vacation in Florida suddenly began buying second homes in the sunshine state, prices began to go up. Years later prices are beginning to level out and decline as the economy slows. Such are factors and variables that effect property values.

Within the residential market, the sales comparison approach is the one most commonly used. This is the approach most counties and municipalities use when assessing home values when it is time to collect property taxes every year. By no means is the use of the cost approach a surprise, considering local governments usually find it increases annually when they collect property taxes.

Knowledgeable homeowners and savvy investors employ property appraisers to help them in the buying, selling, and refinance process as doing so has proven both profitable and prudent.

Paul Davis is Central Florida’s favorite and most reputable property appraiser frequently called upon by banks, homeowners, and savvy real estate investors to assess property values. A builder for over twenty years and also a real estate broker, Paul Davis brings a wealth of knowledge to the table as an appraiser.

Paul’s company Midstate Appraisals serves Central Florida (Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Sumter and Davenport in Polk counties).

Contact Paul Davis and Midstate Appraisals for your next appraisal:

Office: 325-242-9973

Cell: 352-636-6672

Fax: 352-242-4912

midstateappraisals@earthlink.net

http://www.midstateappraisals.org

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