googlecb5b23a5524cab8a.htmlgooglecb5b23a5524cab8a.html] Residential Real Estate Appraisal Services
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Stefan Birnbaum

Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco Appraisal Expert 

Since 1986


As a Certified Residential Appraiser with over 31 years of full time appraisal experience, I have extensive knowledge and competency to generate accurate real estate value opinions that lending institutions, attorneys, estate planners and homeowners require for their specific needs. .

An appraisal performed by Abacus Appraisal is your best source for an unbiased Opinion of Market Value when your needs include:
Unfreezing a frozen HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit)
Removing PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) by helping determine if you have 20 percent equity in your home
A bank needing an experienced Alameda County appraiser
Divorce settlements when an accurate value estimate of the shared home is needed
Deciding on a listing price for your property
Tax Assessments (reducing property taxes) if you live in an area where values have gone down
Review appraisals: Reviewing the work of other appraisers in or around Berkeley, California
Expert witness testimony when a reliable local authority on California home values is required
Estate planning
Obtaining a high quality floorplan sketch to enhance a real estate listing and depict an accurate reflection of a home's size