At Fast Appraisals we will periodically add blog posts to inform our clients and web visitors searching the internet about topics relevant to home appraisals.  We use a separate site to create the blog posts, Cleveland Home Appraisal, and have linked to them below.  The topics will typically include areas we service:

  • Cleveland Property Values
  • Local Property Tax Increases
  • Property Tax Appeal Process
  • Divorce Appraisals
  • Bankruptcy Appraisals
  • Expert Witness Testimony by Appraisers
The team of home appraisers and support staff at Fast Appraisals is continuously learning about the changing home appraisal needs of a home owner, attorney, bankruptcy court, divorce court or tax appeal board.  As we learn something new, we post our experiences for others to use as resources.  Please let us know if there is information you would like us to cover and we'll be happy to create a post sharing our experience on the matter.
Cleveland Home Appraisals Posts:
 
Summit County: Tax Bills & Property Tax Appraisal Appeals
6/19/2017 2:05 PM
A recent release on the Summit County Fiscal Officer’s website, Second half 2016 real estate tax bills to be mailed, due on July 14,  reminds all property owners in Summit County that the second-half 2016 real estate tax bills were mailed on June 7, 2017 and due by July 14. The article is also a […...Read More
 
Property Taxes in These Cleveland Suburbs Could Be Increasing
3/3/2017 10:49 AM
A recent article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer,  One city, one village and 7 school districts ask Cuyahoga County voters for tax increases, explains the reason for potential property taxes based on outcome of May 2nd primary election. Cuyahoga County Property Tax Appeal  With property taxes being based on the home"s assessed val...Read More
 
Expert Witness Testimony: 4 Tips for Appraisers Going to Court – Bankruptcy, Divorce, etc.
5/13/2016 10:45 AM
At Fast Appraisals we have a lot of respect for all our fellow real estate appraisers and we know that going to court to provide expert witness testimony for an appraisal report you prepared can be very intimidating.  I’m in and out of court a few times a month to provide testimony on appraisals we’ve […...Read More
 
Appealing Your Summit County, Ohio Property Tax Values
11/17/2015 9:04 AM
In Summit County Ohio, the county including Akron, Fairlawn, Hudson, Twinsburg, Stow, Cuyahoga Falls and others, there are approximately 270,000 taxable parcels of land.There are two major factors that influence the amount of real estate taxes a Summit County property owner owes: the value of the property as determined by the Fiscal Office Rea...Read More
 
Geauga County Property Appraisal: How to Dispute Your Tax Valuation
11/8/2015 9:13 AM
Geauga County Auditor Frank J. Gliha recently published a press release, “2017 REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL PROPERTY VISITS” and updated the Geauga County Auditor’s website to let property owners and residents know that beginning this fall, and continuing for the next 18 months, appraisers for the county will be inspecting propertie...Read More
 
Medina, OH: Appealing County Auditor Tax Valuation or Appraisal
10/10/2015 1:12 PM
Medina County has more than 82,000 separate parcels of real estate property. It is the duty of the Auditor to see that every parcel of land, and the buildings thereon, are fairly and uniformly appraised and then assessed for tax purposes. A general reappraisal is mandated by Ohio Law every six years and an update every […...Read More
 
Lake County: Appealing Your Tax Assessed Property Value
10/1/2015 1:06 PM
In the state of Ohio county auditors are responsible for assessing the market value of each land parcel to determine the amount at which the owner is charged a property tax.  As any home owner knows it’s this revenue that in large part goes to pay for the necessities of running a safe and welcoming […...Read More
 
Property Tax Assessment: How to Challenge the Value & File an Appeal
7/26/2015 1:01 PM
At Fast Appraisals we are not attorneys, nor do we represent the government in anyway (other than being licensed by the state of Ohio), however over the decades of doing home appraisals for tax appeals we have gathered enough expertise to warrant sharing with homeowners who feel their home’s tax assessed value is...Read More
 
The Property Tax Appeal Process: An Appraiser’s Perspective
11/16/2014 12:36 PM
Cuyahoga County Board of Tax Appeals For my first blog post I wanted to share my experiences with the  Cuyahoga County Board of Tax Appeals.  One of the many reasons a consumer may request an appraisal of their home  is to appeal their tax valuation, or the value at which the property has been assessed […...Read More




Cleveland Home Appraisals Posts:
 
Bankruptcy Appraisals: Certified Home Appraisal vs. Realtor Valuation or Zillow
6/19/2017 3:07 PM
Over the years Fast Appraisals, a Cleveland home appraisals company, has been performing a steady increase in bankruptcy appraisals, or a residential property appraisal to determine the valuation of residential real estate when filing a bankruptcy.  Many home owners that find themselves in financial duress mistakenly assume that a bankruptcy i...Read More
 
Summit County: Tax Bills & Property Tax Appraisal Appeals
6/19/2017 2:05 PM
A recent release on the Summit County Fiscal Officer’s website, Second half 2016 real estate tax bills to be mailed, due on July 14,  reminds all property owners in Summit County that the second-half 2016 real estate tax bills were mailed on June 7, 2017 and due by July 14. The article is also a […...Read More
 
Property Taxes in These Cleveland Suburbs Could Be Increasing
3/3/2017 10:49 AM
A recent article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer,  One city, one village and 7 school districts ask Cuyahoga County voters for tax increases, explains the reason for potential property taxes based on outcome of May 2nd primary election. Cuyahoga County Property Tax Appeal  With property taxes being based on the home"s assessed val...Read More
 
Expert Witness Testimony: 4 Tips for Appraisers Going to Court – Bankruptcy, Divorce, etc.
5/13/2016 10:45 AM
At Fast Appraisals we have a lot of respect for all our fellow real estate appraisers and we know that going to court to provide expert witness testimony for an appraisal report you prepared can be very intimidating.  I’m in and out of court a few times a month to provide testimony on appraisals we’ve […...Read More
 
Appraisal for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Providing Expert Witness Testimony.
5/13/2016 10:27 AM
Are you filing bankruptcy and wondering how to value your home? Is it the market price? Is it what the county has it appraised for tax assessments? Will you have to use the prices neighbors are listing their house for even though they haven’t been sold? How does a Bankruptcy Court decide whether there’s equity […...Read More
 
Appealing Your Summit County, Ohio Property Tax Values
11/17/2015 9:04 AM
In Summit County Ohio, the county including Akron, Fairlawn, Hudson, Twinsburg, Stow, Cuyahoga Falls and others, there are approximately 270,000 taxable parcels of land.There are two major factors that influence the amount of real estate taxes a Summit County property owner owes: the value of the property as determined by the Fiscal Office Rea...Read More
 
Geauga County Property Appraisal: How to Dispute Your Tax Valuation
11/8/2015 9:13 AM
Geauga County Auditor Frank J. Gliha recently published a press release, “2017 REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL PROPERTY VISITS” and updated the Geauga County Auditor’s website to let property owners and residents know that beginning this fall, and continuing for the next 18 months, appraisers for the county will be inspecting propertie...Read More
 
Medina, OH: Appealing County Auditor Tax Valuation or Appraisal
10/10/2015 1:12 PM
Medina County has more than 82,000 separate parcels of real estate property. It is the duty of the Auditor to see that every parcel of land, and the buildings thereon, are fairly and uniformly appraised and then assessed for tax purposes. A general reappraisal is mandated by Ohio Law every six years and an update every […...Read More
 
Lake County: Appealing Your Tax Assessed Property Value
10/1/2015 1:06 PM
In the state of Ohio county auditors are responsible for assessing the market value of each land parcel to determine the amount at which the owner is charged a property tax.  As any home owner knows it’s this revenue that in large part goes to pay for the necessities of running a safe and welcoming […...Read More
 
Property Tax Assessment: How to Challenge the Value & File an Appeal
7/26/2015 1:01 PM
At Fast Appraisals we are not attorneys, nor do we represent the government in anyway (other than being licensed by the state of Ohio), however over the decades of doing home appraisals for tax appeals we have gathered enough expertise to warrant sharing with homeowners who feel their home’s tax assessed value is...Read More