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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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 Residential appraisals and consultation services are solely provided for litigation support and tax-related needs. 

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 Fixed4.2%4.34%
15-yr Fixed3.36%3.54%
1-yr Adj2.43%3.02%
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Oxnard Vineyards Shopping Center Sells for $20M
9/30/2014 8:42 PM
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Downey Pointe Apts Sell for $18.4M
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Flynn Road Industrial Portfolio Sold for $23.4M
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Glendale Office Trades for $4.1M
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A private buyer purchased The Osborn Building at 320 E. Harvard St. in Glendale, CA for $4.1 million, or approximately $468 per square foot, from the Osborn Family Trust. The 8,762 -square-foot office property was built in 1997 on a quarter-acre lot in Los Angeles County. The buyer owns a local company, and will use the purchased property as th...Read More
PPG Aerospace Renews 83,000-SF Lease in Valencia
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PPG Aerospace, a leading manufacturer of transparencies, sealants, and coatings, renewed its 82,835-square-foot lease in the industrial building at 24811 Avenue Rockefeller in Valencia, CA. The 82,835-square-foot distribution building, constructed in 1989 on 3.5 acres in the Santa Clarita / Lancaster Industrial submarket, is currently 100 perce...Read More
CoStar's People of Note (Sept. 21 - 27)
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It's time to update those contact managers with CoStar's People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week's issue includes the following markets: Northern New Jersey, Boston, Phoenix, South Florida, Portland, Washington DC, Hampton Roads, Los Angeles, and Stockton / Modesto. NORTHERN NEW JERSEY Avison Young ...Read More
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DTZ/Cassidy Turley Merger Adding Another Global CRE Player
9/24/2014 5:16 AM
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