Blog

Property Tax Appeal

Appealing Your 2021 Cuyahoga County Property Valuation.

As covered this week in the Cleveland.com article, "Cuyahoga County home values increase 16% in 2021 reappraisal," results of Cuyahoga County's triennial reappraisal are arriving in mailboxes this week. The article lists the city-by-city valuation table provided in the dark green box on this page.  Cities averaging a 20% or more increase in their new

Cleveland Home Appraiser

I Have a Home Inspection Report, Why Do I Need an Appraisal?

A lot of people think the home appraisal and a home inspection are the same. But that is not the case. The simplest way to remember the difference is to think: The home inspection is for the buyer. The home inspection is a three hour, in-depth, tour of the house the buyer takes with the

Alternative Appraisals Cleveland

Alternative Appraisals: Curbside Appraisals, Drive-By Appraisals, Desktop Appraisals, Hybrid Appraisals….

On March 23rd the Federal Housing Finance Agency, or FHFA, released a rule directing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to allow alternative appraisals as a result of the coronavirus outbreak through May 17th, 2020.  (FHFA News Release) "To allow for homes to be bought, sold, and refinanced as our nation deals with the challenges of

Cleveland Home Appraiser Corona Virus Precautions

Our Home Appraisers Take Precautions for Coronavirus Pandemic

At Fast Appraisals, we are committed to the needs of our customers including, but not limited to, homeowners, mortgage professionals, and other real estate professionals. During these uncertain times, we realize that it is crucial to continue serving our Greater Cleveland and Akron community. Home Appraisals Considered Essential Per the Ohio governor's orders, real estate

Cuyahoga County Tax Appeal Appraisal

Cuyahoga & Lake County 6 Year Reappraisal

(updated content for disputing tax valuation from Cuyahoga County in 2021): Letter From Owner and Lead Appraiser We have been answering calls non-stop regarding the Cuyahoga and Lake counties tax re-assessments so thank you for your patience for those of you who could not get thru. The informal appeal process ends the end of this

Home Appraisal Ohio Home Sales

Home Appraisers Near Me; Know Values as Ohio Home Sales Rise

Home Appraiser Near Me; What is Your Home Worth? Are you living in your home and not sure what the market value of your house is? Do you understand how local sales of houses effects your property value? Home value plays a critical role to understanding your property taxes, and may play a role in

Summit county property appraisal rising prices

Summit County Property Appraisal: Rising Prices, Why You Need Home Appraisal

Summit County Property Appraisal; Values Rising Are you seeing a recent increase in news articles mentioning the rise of property values near you? Do you hear talk of how people in the area need home appraisals to find the value of their home, but are lost and confused about what this means? A recent article

Bankruptcy Appraisal better than Redfin or Zillow

Bankruptcy Appraisals: Certified Home Appraisal vs. Realtor Valuation or Zillow

Over the years Fast Appraisals, a Cleveland home appraisals company, has been performing a steady increase in bankruptcy appraisals, or a residential property appraisal to determine the valuation of residential real estate when filing a bankruptcy.  Many home owners that find themselves in financial duress mistakenly assume that a bankruptcy isn’t a viable option if

summit county appraisal

Summit County: Tax Bills & Property Tax Appraisal Appeals

A recent release on the Summit County Fiscal Officer’s website, Second half 2016 real estate tax bills to be mailed, due on July 14,  reminds all property owners in Summit County that the second-half 2016 real estate tax bills were mailed on June 7, 2017 and due by July 14. The article is also a

Property Tax Appeal

Property Taxes in These Cleveland Suburbs Could Be Increasing

A recent article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer,  One city, one village and 7 school districts ask Cuyahoga County voters for tax increases, explains the reason for potential property taxes based on outcome of May 2nd primary election.Cuyahoga County Property Tax Appeal With property taxes being based on the home's assessed value, it's common when homeowners get a