Simon & Hower, Inc.

provides high quality appraisal services and specializes in commercial and agricultural property types.

Our Services

It pays to have experience and knowledge on your side, especially when it comes to planning your future in real estate. For many of our clients, Simon & Hower, Inc. is a trusted partner for regular consultation services. We provide fair market rent surveys, feasibility studies and market analysis, to aid clients in their real estate decisions.

We have appraised investment properties exceeding 1,000,000 square feet, owner-user developments less than 1,000 square feet and everything in between.

Our Real Estate Experience

  • Office
  • Retail
  • Industrial
  • Warehouse
  • Multi-family
  • Self-storage
  • Public facilities
  • Churches
  • Residential
  • Subdivisions
  • Commercial land

The mainstay of the Central Valley is agriculture and much of our work is done in this field. Values ebb and flow with commodity prices, which is why we study commodity trends.

Types Of Agriculture

  • Row crops
  • Nut crops
  • Stone fruit
  • Citrus
  • Vineyards
  • Dairies
  • Conservation easements
  • Packing houses
  • Cold storage facilities

We have experience in providing litigation support for numerous court proceedings related to real estate valuation.

Litigation Support For

  • Bankruptcy
  • Gifting
  • Division of assets
  • Divorce
  • Eminent domain
  • Estate planning
  • Insurance claims and disputes
  • Partnership dissolutions

Did you know that under California law, private property owners are entitled to their own appraisal at a cost up to $5,000, paid for by the condemning agency? There is a lot to consider in an eminent domain appraisal. We analyze the larger parcel from all angles to make sure the property owner is “made whole.”

Whether our client is the condemning agency or the private property owner, we take care to provide an unbiased and equitable appraisal. We have worked with numerous cities, counties, school districts, private property owners and lawyers, to provide fair and impartial appraisal services.

We Are Experienced In

  • High-speed rail
  • Road widening
  • Permanent easements
  • Temporary easements
  • Well sites
  • Tank sites
  • Overcrossing
  • Undercrossings

We are a leading provider of real estate valuations for the mortgage lending marketplace. With almost 25 years of experience in the business, we have a proven track record of reducing time, efforts and costs in managing the appraisal process.

Appraisal Services

  • Primary and secondary mortgages
  • Mortgage refinancing
  • Employee relocation
  • Private mortgage insurance removal
  • Estate planning
  • Divorce settlement

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