Appraisals In West Michigan

Covering Kent, Ottawa, Allegan, Barry, Montcalm, Muskegon, Kalamazoo and Ionia Counties



Real Value Group



We are a leading provider of real estate valuations in West Michigan for the mortgage lending marketplace. With years of experience in the real estate Appraisal business, we have a proven track record of reducing lenders' turn time, efforts and costs in managing the real estate appraisal process. In addition, Real Value Appraisal has developed one of the finest processes in the nation for training other real estate Appraisers.



We are a leading provider of appraisals for:



  • Primary and Secondary Mortgages-Conventional-Non-Conforming-FHA-MSHDA
  • Mortgage Refinancing
  • Employee Relocation
  • Private Mortgage Insurance Removal
  • Estate Planning
  • Divorce Settlement
  • Our investment in training and technology has helped our customers greatly reduce their workload. By offering on-line real estate appraisal ordering, coupled with automatic appraisal report status updates and electronic delivery of the final appraisal product, we are able to eliminate the run around and phone tag hassles associated with this process. And since this process saves us money as well, we can keep our rates competitive with anybody in the industry.



  • Short Turn-Around Times
  • Highest-Quality Appraisal Reports
  • On-line Status Reports
  • Electronic Ordering and Delivery
  • Competitive Pricing


  • Through this web site, you can perform a number of tasks. Ordering an appraisal is just a click of a button away. Or, spend some time and find out a bit more about the appraisal business. The more you know, the better decision you can make. And check back frequently, as our content is always being updated.
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    What the heck is a "Comp"?
    3/29/2016 8:40 AM
    In this episode, Blaine discusses how Appraisers define "comparable" sales and what criteria they typically use to weed out the sales that may not be the best ones to utilize in an appraisal. Blaine gives 4 basic criteria he uses when he"s looking at sales in the market and how he decides if they can move from the "just a sale" category to the "...Read More
     
    New FHA Appraisal Inspection Standards
    2/26/2016 11:43 AM
    In this episode, Blaine discusses some of the changes in the recently updated FHA 4000.1 Handbook for Appraisers and appraiser inspections. Blaine also includes a few tips for Realtors at the end of the show which can help the inspection go smooth and painless. Read More
     
    10 Tips for Growing Your Social Media Following
    1/13/2016 10:49 AM
    In this episode, Blaine Feyen, president of Real Value Appraisal Group, talks about growing your social media following and how to have some fun doing it. Quite often, businesses are at a loss on just how to manage their social media presence so Blaine covers some simple things everybody can do today to help increase followers, readership of you...Read More
     
    Have you even been in that house bro?
    10/12/2015 5:26 PM
    In this episode, Appraiser Blaine Feyen, President of Real Value Group appraisal company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, discusses how appraisers choose comparable sales and touches on the somewhat controversial topic of whether or not appraisers actually walk through the inside of the comparable sales they use in appraisal reports.Read More
     
    Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble...
    10/1/2015 3:45 PM
    In this episode of Real Value Cast, Blaine discusses what contribute to real estate bubbles and the market forces at play. Blaine also touches on some of the key factors in today"s economy that affect the micro and macro real estate markets.Read More
     
    Why did my house appraise for exactly what I paid?
    9/25/2015 2:08 PM
    In this episode, Blaine Feyen, from the Real Value Group, discusses a very common misunderstanding in the Real Estate and appraisal world: why homes often appraise right at, or really close to, the sale price of a home purchase transaction. Listen in as Blaine discusses what makes up "market value", how appraisals are developed, and fina...Read More
     
    Do multiple offers affect appraised value?
    9/20/2015 10:44 AM
    In this episode of Real Value Cast, Blaine discusses a very common occurrence in the current market in 2015, multiple offers. The market is hot for sellers with many of the listings being fought over by multiple buyers all bidding the sale price upward in a classic supply and demand battle.  Blaine talks about some of main factors a...Read More
     
    RVC 003- Divorce Appraisals and the Appraiser You Choose
    1/13/2014 8:51 PM
    In this session, West Michigan"s best divorce appraiser, Blaine Feyen, discusses the 5 things good divorce appraisers need to be and do when performing an appraisal for a divorce situation. Make sure you have a pen and paper to write some notes and set some goals for 2014.Read More
     
    RVC 002- Assessed Values, What They Are and How NOT to use them
    1/6/2014 1:07 PM
    Certified Residential Appraiser in Grand Rapids, MI, Blaine Feyen, discusses assessed valuations utilized by assessing bodies to help determine taxable values and fair market values. Blaine explains the differences between assessed value, taxable value, and state equalized values, what they"re used for, how they"re determined, and how NOT to use...Read More
     
    RVC 001- Top Ten Real Estate Appraiser Success Tips for 2014
    1/1/2014 9:36 AM
    In this episode Blaine Feyen discusses the top 10 success tips for Appraisers, real estate professionals and lenders for 2014. Listen close and take notes because this list is key to growing your appraisal or real estate and lending business in a way that gives you more life while enjoying more success with less work!Read More