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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.


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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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 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 Fixed4.13%4.27%
15-yr Fixed3.23%3.4%
1-yr Adj2.39%2.97%
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517 Wilson Plaza Trades Hands in Glendale
7/23/2014 1:11 AM
Western Imperial 2000 LLC sold the 517 Wilson Plaza office building at 517 E. Wilson Ave. in Glendale, CA for $5.6 million, or about $252 per square foot. The new owner will occupy 55 percent of the property. The two-story, 22,260-square-foot office building was constructed in...Read More
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Prime Wheel Corp Acquires Compton Industrial for $15M
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Industrial Portfolio Sold for $5.8M
7/23/2014 7:35 AM
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CoStar's People of Note (July 13 - 19)
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Two Industrial Bldgs Sold for $9.1M
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Selective Real Estate Investments purchased the industrial buildings at 12458-12460 Gladstone Ave. in Sylmar, CA for $9.1 million, or about $136 per square foot, from EACO Corp. The two industrial buildings total 67,060 square feet on 5.2 acres. The properties were 100 percent leased at the time of sale. No brokers were involved in the direct...Read More

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