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There are many types of real estate appraisals for many different purposes. Count on S.M. Davidson & Associates, a full-service appraisal and consulting firm, to know exactly the kind you need and the formatting it requires—whether for commercial, industrial, residential*, or special-purpose property; whether for financial, legal or government use.


You want an appraiser who doesn't take shortcuts, who meticulously evaluates every relevant piece of information. Our appraisals meet all requirements of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the Appraisal Institute (AI), promulgated by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and other regulatory authorities.


Critical financial and legal decisions are made on the basis of an appraisal. S.M. Davidson & Associates brings decades of experience to provide valuations you can depend on for their high level of accuracy—specializing in investment-related properties.


You can be confident our appraisals meet and exceed all development and reporting requirements of the court system, financial institutions, government agencies, and professional organizations.


S.M. Davidson & Associates is equipped to meet your most time-critical assignments. We pride ourselves in our ability to get your valuations done on schedule, no matter how large or complex the assignment.


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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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 Fixed 4.15% 4.29%
15-yr Fixed 3.35% 3.53%
1-yr Adj 2.74% 3.4%
* national averages

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FinCEN Renews Cash-Only Real Estate Reporting Orders
2/23/2017 2:50 AM
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) renewed the existing Geographic Targeting Orders (GTO) that were scheduled to expire today. The tracking orders temporarily require U.S. title insurance companies to identify the "natural persons" behind shell companies used to buy high-end residential real estate with all cash in six major metropol...Read More
Toyota Lists 110-Acre HQ Complex with JLL
2/21/2017 9:04 PM
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Mitsui to Invest up to $550 Million in CIM Group
2/19/2017 8:45 PM
In its first investment in the U.S. real estate asset management market, Tokyo-based Mitsui & Co. Ltd. agreed to acquire a 20% stake in Los Angeles-based CIM Group LLC. As part of the agreement, Mitsui will commit investment capital for several of CIM"s funds through its newly established special purpose entity Sabre Investments LLC. Mitsui"s total...Read More
Mapletree Acquires Oakwood Worldwide
2/19/2017 8:44 PM
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CoStar"s People of Note (Feb. 17) - Savills Studley, Marcus & Millichap Making Moves on Both Coasts
2/16/2017 11:13 PM
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Marcus & Millichap Announces Longer String of Promotions in Encino Office (UPDATE)
2/15/2017 7:53 PM
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Trophy Office Properties Backing Major CMBS Issuance this Year
2/16/2017 4:56 AM
Even as 2017 started off with the lowest level of CMBS issuance in five years, some of the nation’s largest office landlords have stepped into the void to line up more than $1.5 billion from CMBS conduits to refinance several of their premier trophy properties. Some are doing stand-alone, single-property offerings, such as SL Green Realty Corp. ...Read More
Dedeaux Properties Buys Six-Property Industrial Portfolio in California, Recaps a Seventh
2/13/2017 11:07 PM
Dedeaux Properties LLC, through a new joint-venture equity partnership with a financial services firm, has acquired five industrial buildings totaling 372,100 square feet located at 3420 and 3425-3501 E. Vernon Ave. in Vernon, CA; 2041 Factory St. in Richmond, CA and 110 Olinder Ct. in San Jose, CA. A 2.1-acre lot occupied by Kia Motors was includ...Read More
Loyola Marymount Preleases 50,000 SF at the Brickyard
2/13/2017 8:44 PM
Loyola Marymount University"s Film/TV School has preleased 50,000 square feet in the office building at 12105 W. Waterfront Dr. in Playa Vista, CA. Set to deliver later this month within the Brickyard office park, the 296,737-square-foot office building broke ground in early 2015 within the Marina Del Rey / Venice submarket. Tishman Speyer is...Read More
DTLA Industrial Brokerage Team Joins Cushman & Wakefield
2/13/2017 8:00 PM
Brandon Gill, Brandon Burns and Jae Yoo have joined Cushman & Wakefield as executive directors in the firm"s downtown Los Angeles, CA office. The team will continue to focus on industrial, adaptive reuse and development opportunities in Central Los Angeles. The trio brings a combined 53 years of commercial real estate experience and were pr...Read More