Desert Sun Appraisal

Gilbert, AZ 85295
Phone: 602-578-7417
Fax: 480-456-8836

Hours Of Operation

9am to 5pm
Monday - Friday

Desert Sun Appraisal provides residential real estate appraisals in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, serving Maricopa and Pinal counties. We offer our clients dependable, honest and friendly service.

2 - 3 day turn around after inspection.

Appraisal Myths

Myth: An appraisal is the same as a home inspection.
Reality: An appraisal does not serve the same purpose as an inspection. The appraiser forms an opinion of the value in the appraisal process and resulting report. A home inspector determines the condition of the home and its major components and reports these findings.

Myth: When consumers pay for an appraisal when applying for loans to purchase or refinance real estate, they own the appraisal.
Reality: The appraisal is legally owned by the lender - unless the lender "releases its interest" in the document. However, consumers must be given a copy of the appraisal report from the lender.

Myth: Appraisers use a formula, such as specific price per square foot, to figure out the value of a home.
Reality: Appraisers make a detailed analysis of all factors pertaining to the value of a home including its location, condition, size, proximity to facilities and recent sale prices of comparable properties.

Myth: When the sale prices of homes in a given area are reported to be rising by a particular percentage - the value of individual properties in the area can be expected to appreciate by that same percentage.
Reality: Value appreciation of a specific property must be determined on an individualized basis, factoring in data on comparable properties and other relevant considerations.
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