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Our expert valuation and consultation services are backed by our sterling professional qualifications, including: Senior Designated Member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA); highest level of state licensing (AG) in California; and MAI designation by the Appraisal Institute (AI); all of which are maintained through the continuing educational requirements of state and professional organizations.

S.M. Davidson & Associates is ideally situated for assignments throughout California and Nevada, and is capable of serving the entire US and beyond. Our products and services are guaranteed to meet or exceed your highest expectations for quality, impartiality and privacy. We're ready to assist you 24/7 and will take the time to fully explain the appraisal process so you understand what to expect. In fact, our clients are so impressed with our unparalleled service, they come back to us again and again for real estate appraisals, analysis and consultation. You will, too.

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As a complimentary service, we are providing up-to-date residential real estate news via BankRate along with today's residential mortgage rates (located on the right side of this page) and commercial real estate news for the Los Angeles County area via Costar Comps, Inc. (located below).

Today's Rates:

Mtg Loan    Rate  APR
30-yr Fixed4.01%4.14%
15-yr Fixed3.2%3.37%
1-yr Adj2.43%3.02%
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Marcus & Millichap Launches Ventura Office
11/20/2014 1:32 AM
from left: Christofferson, Markel, Cohen, Shaw, Johnson, and DeBuiser. Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout North America, has opened its office in Ventura, CA. Adam Christofferson, first vice president and regional mana...Read More
Van Tuyle Joins BH Properties
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Vista Ridge Apts Sold for $14.3M
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Flex Bldg Sold for $3.1M
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Sam Jung Enterprises, Inc. acquired the flex building at 1929 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA from Development Specialists, Inc. for $3.05 million, or about $125 per square foot. Built in 1965, the light industrial building totals 24,400 square feet on three-quarters of an acre in Los Angeles County. Currently, the building is fully occupied b...Read More
Vernon Industrial Sold for $6.4M
11/18/2014 9:28 PM
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IKON Sells Las Casitas for $8.1M
11/18/2014 8:35 PM
Unison Investment Company LLC acquired the 33-unit Las Casitas apartments at 1154 Bellevue Ave. in Los Angeles, CA from IKON Ltd. for $8.12 million, or about $246,000 per unit. The two-story multifamily building totals 20,310 square feet off US Rte. 101 in Los Angeles County. The asset is currently 97 percent occupied and is comprised of 13 sin...Read More
Santa Monica Apts Sold for $7.3M
11/18/2014 8:20 PM
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