Signature Appraisals
Award Plaque 2016


Our appraisers have invaluable experience in appraising a variety of residential, commercial, and agricultural properties though out the Central California Foothill, High Country, and Valley region. In this area of diverse market trends and unique property amenities, it is important to use a local appraiser who is geographically competent to arrive at the most accurate indication of value. Our clients include Appraisal Management Companies, lenders, attorneys, investors, government entities, and individuals. We have performed appraisals for tax purposes, litigation, trusts, eminent domain, fair purchase price, inter family buyouts, mortgage and hard money loans, and just plain curiosity. We also perform retrospective appraisal reports, appraisal reviews, and consultation services.

We travel to remote areas where other appraisers won't. With extensive experience in the Sierra Foothills and High Country, rural properties are one of our specialties. If a high clearance 4X4 is a necessity to access your property, then look no further for an appraiser. We do not shy away from complex or rural properties due to location or lack of comparable sales.

Signature Appraisals always delivers an exceptional product. We are professional and meticulous during all property inspections, and diligent in our research. Our appraisal reports include, in part, a detailed description of the subject property, explanation of comparable adjustments, photos of the subject property and all comparable sales, Assessor Parcel Maps, a floor plan sketch (excluding Drive By appraisals), location maps, extensive commentary, and a well thought out reconciliation of value. Appraisals can be electronically transferred in PDF files, XML or through AppraisalPort.

Meet the Business Owner: Teresa Houston

Signature Appraisals' owner, Teresa Houston, is a California Certified Residential Appraiser (Lic. #AR038598). She has been licensed with California to perform appraisals since 2005. Ms. Houston has spent eight fulfilling years with Wright Appraisals Inc. gaining invaluable experience in commercial, agricultural, and residential appraisals throughout the central California region. Throughout her career she has established an excellent rapport with local real estate professionals, attorneys, investors, developers, and county/city offices giving her a special understanding of the market and additional sources of information, insight, and data verification.

Ms. Houston has resided in the Tuolumne/Calaveras area for 33 years, making her one of the most geographically competent appraisers in the area. She prides herself, and her company, in ethical professionalism, providing accurate, non-bias valuations. Teresa has a keen understanding of real estate appraisal fundamentals and is dedicated to using her knowledge to better serve the community with upstanding appraisal reports and honorable expert witness testimony.