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 NOTE OUR NEW ADDRESS AS OF 12/5/2016!!
A-Appraisals
1150 Rose Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

We are excited about our new move. We sold our old office building which is now being converted in to a retail jewelry store!! Good luck to them.

My name is Bill Falkanger and welcome to our A-Appraisals Web Site. I began full time appraising in 1977 as the younger half of a father son team. Basic qualifications include: Certified General Appraiser state of IL, IFAS designation, ERC member, VA and FHA approved. I am looking forward to continue serving on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers for the 2017 year. Over the past several years our group has organized several successful lunch meetings which have drawn 100 +/- attendees by offering pertinent topics and speakers. On November 6, 2015, the Chicago Chapter offered the first 2016-2017 live USPAP class in the metro area. The Chapter previously organized a collateral underwriter seminar February 11, 2015 which drew 270 attendees. Presenters included a surprise guest from FNMA, Mr. Bob Murphy, who offered valuable insights on what the collateral underwriter is intended to do and how it was designed. The presentation also included interesting trends on how past policies and guidelines have affected actual appraisal reporting.

As a general practice real estate appraisal business our firm regularly completes assignments on a variety of commercial and residential property types. Residential assignments are typically completed for: various relocation companies, mortgage purposes,  legal (typically estate/divorce), appraisal reviews, and real estate tax needs. Commercial assignments vary from industrial, retail, mixed use, multi family, land and numerous others. Frequently we are requested by legal counsel to testify and be available for depositions.

 On the residential side, our firm is experienced in providing real estate valuations for properties throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area. Our coverage area includes Lake, Cook, McHenry, Dupage, Kane, and Will Counties. For specific residential assignments, which primarily include relocation requests, our service area is narrowed to a  tighter region which includes the north and northwest suburbs of  Lake, Cook, and McHenry Counties.

The commercial division is capable of handling assignments within this same six county coverage area. Assignments are regularly completed on retail, office, industrial, multi family, mixed use, vacant raw land and vacant land suitable for various types of development.

Through this website, you can perform a number of tasks. Ordering an appraisal is just a click 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.

Today's Rates

Mtg Loan Rate APR
30-yr Fixed 3.96% 4.09%
15-yr Fixed 3.23% 3.4%
1-yr Adj 2.74% 3.4%
* national averages