Estate Planning
And Date of Death
Settling an estate is one of those things that most people know little about until they 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.
Financial Planning & Trusts
Financial and Estate Planners are often relied upon to provide sound, well-informed advice. Here at CMP Appraisals, we’ve 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.
Divorce Mediation Appraisal
Divorce is a painful process of which there are many decisions to be made including ‘who’s staying’ and ‘who’s going’ when determining what happens to the house. In many cases, the home is put up for sale, and the profits are split; otherwise one of the parties typically buys out the other. In any event, one or both parties should hire the services of a professional real estate appraiser to estimate the fair market value of the home. An appraisal for asset division should include a well-supported, professional report that’s defensible in court. 
Pre-purchase, and FSBO’s
Today’s market can be challenging. Whether 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 value for your home. Because of this, it’s common for homeowners and realtors to rely on appraisers for assistance when establishing a list price for the sale of their home.

Bankruptcy Appraisal
Have you ever wondered how a bankruptcy debtor calculates the value of their home? It is essential to be as accurate as possible when estimating your home’s value. In fact, an attorney will often recommend their clients contact a local real estate appraiser to perform an appraisal on the home to accurately assess its current fair market value. 
Bail Bonds Appraisals
Here at CMP Appraisals, we help homeowners that need to post bail. We know how stressful this situation is and we are willing to stop what we are doing, put you to the front of the line and help you get your family member or loved one out of jail and back to home sweet home.

Private Mortgage Insurance
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, you may not need to be. Have you ever given any thought to exactly what makes up your monthly payment? For most of us, the mortgage payment not only pays off the mortgage loan, but a portion also gets put into an escrow account to pay for real estate taxes and a variety of different types of insurance (homeowners, hazard, flood, PMI, etc.) 

And Short Sales

The CMP Appraisals is a leading provider of real estate appraisals for REO foreclosures and short sales. Our Company appraises both commercial and residential real estate throughout the greater Orange County area. We provide high-quality appraisals with detailed opinions of fair market value for mortgage banks, and mortgage servicing clients as well as “quick sale” forecasts that consider your specific timeline.
Tax Assessment Appeals
Due to the recent downturn in home prices over the past several years, a large percentage of homes in the Orange County area are still being ‘taxed’ based on much higher property values before this decline. So, there’s a very good chance you’re paying more than your fair share of property taxes!
Home Measurement Service
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 really exists.

Rush Appraisals
Rush services are available for most appraisals but are dependent upon our existing commitments. 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.

Mid Listing Appraisal
Is your property not selling? Has it been on the market longer than you or your client thought it would be? Perhaps an unbiased third-party opinion of value of the current value of your property could help. CMP Appraisals is willing to give a fair assessment of the value when your property is not selling as quickly as you anticipated