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Lessons of History

Feb 27, 2013 5 Comments by

As they say, history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.  We might be able to make some observations of about major historical events and trends and their effects on real estate prices. Minimal real estate United States national price data is available before the year 1900.  However, this chart depicts land sales levels during […]

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Appraisal Experiences in SoCal

Jan 14, 2013 8 Comments by

One tip I have for appraisers is to not be afraid of working on different types of properties.  Over the years I’ve appraised some interesting properties: A warehouse for space satellites.  You had to get a security clearance and wear bootie shoe covers.  This was basically appraised as a high quality industrial warehouse with high […]

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SoCal in World Context

Dec 01, 2012 78 Comments by

This website focuses on Southern California real estate, but how are we doing here in context of the world real estate situation? Real estate is cyclical, and as we all know, we have just come through a significant correction in general prices in the United States as well as Southern California. US prices, on average, […]

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Sep 13, 2012 1 Comment

SoCal Appraisal is a versatile real estate appraisal company serving Southern California.  We offer a broad range of commercial and residential appraisal services.  We provide appraisals for loan and sale purposes, support for litigation, estate tax and trust management, divorce or dissolution, insurance, relocation, foreclosure, tax appeal and purchase or sale decision-making. Several report formats […]

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Commercial, Office, Industrial, and Specialty Appraisals

Sep 13, 2012 Comments Off on Commercial, Office, Industrial, and Specialty Appraisals

Commercial Appraisal is the term usually given to describe retail, office, industrial and other miscellaneous property value estimation.  Using a variety of tools of analysis, a commercial appraiser can estimate the value of almost any type of real estate. Retail real estate is the general term for a wide variety of properties including shopping centers, […]

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Apartment Appraisals

Sep 13, 2012 Comments Off on Apartment Appraisals

Apartment appraisals can involve anything from a duplex to up to a large complex with an on-site management office and full-time maintenance staff.  Because of the income generating potential of apartments, the Income Approach to value is typically developed and given consideration in an appraisal.  A rent roll detailing the rent for each unit as […]

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Single Family Residential

Sep 13, 2012 Comments Off on Single Family Residential

We have appraised thousands of single-family residences, condominiums, townhouses, cooperative apartments and own-your-owns throughout Southern California.  Familiarity and experience with the different property types is important in order to obtain truly comparable properties for analysis. We have extensive experience with high value residences in places such as Rancho Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Malibu, Brentwood, Beverly […]

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Areas of Coverage

Sep 13, 2012 Comments Off on Areas of Coverage

  SoCal Appraisal provides commercial real estate appraisals for most of Southern California.  In addition to Los Angeles and Orange Counties, commercial appraisals have been completed in Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Kern and Fresno Counties.  Residential appraisals are conducted in most of Los Angeles and Orange Counties including the cities listed […]

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About Us

Sep 13, 2012 Comments Off on About Us

Charles (Chuck) Segelhorst, chief appraiser, has 20 years of real estate appraisal experience. He is a certified general real estate appraiser, the highest level of California State appraisal licensing. Mr. Segelhorst received a master’s degree in business administration from American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird), Glendale Arizona and a bachelor’s degree in economics, cum […]

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