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Welcome to Empire Inspections and Appraisals!

Providing appraisal services for more than 25 years. Empire Inspection and Appraisals has a proven track record of reducing your valuable time, effort, and money spent managing the appraisal process across Hudson Valley.


Buying a new home is probably the biggest asset you’ll ever make. And it’s a decision that will affect you for years to come. The process can be tremendously stressful and confusing. Our professional home inspector will significantly reduce your risk and help make the entire home buying process easier and less stressful.


It can be challenging to sift through the market data to establish a true value for your home, whether you’re a homeowner selling your property on your own or an experienced broker attempting to set a reasonable list price. As a result, it’s typical for homeowners and real estate agents to turn to appraisers for help when coming up with a list price for a house they want to sell.

Date of Death Appraisals

One of those things that most people don’t really understand until they have to deal with one themselves is estate settlement. We therefore wish to provide you with some insight below into the estate settlement procedure as it relates to real estate appraisals.

PMI Removal Appraisal Services

Private mortgage insurance, or PMI, enables people to put down payment as little as 20 percent of the cost of a property. If you are paying PMI, you should consider whether it’s time to quit doing so into an escrow account and start putting the money directly into your own pocket.

Divorce Appraisals

Making decisions during a hard divorce process, such as “who’s staying” and “who’s departing,” when it comes to what will happen to the house, can be difficult. The house is frequently listed for sale with the proceeds shared, or else one of the parties usually buys out the other.

Financial Planning and Trusts

Clients frequently rely on financial and estate planners to offer wise, educated counsel. Over the years, we has maintained tight relationships with a large number of Financial & Estate Planners to ensure they have the knowledge necessary to create the best and most efficient plans for their clients.

Bankruptcy Appraisals Services

Ever wonder how a debtor filing for bankruptcy determines the worth of their house? When your attorney asks you to provide an estimation of the worth of your home, you must be as precise as you can. In reality, a lawyer will frequently advise their clients to hire a local real estate appraiser to conduct an inspection of the property and determine its fair market worth.

Pre-Foreclosure & Short Sales

Empire Inspections & Appraisals offers real estate appraisals for short sales and REO foreclosures. Residential real estate is appraised by our company in the Hudson Valley. For clients of mortgage servicing companies and mortgage banks, we offer top-notch evaluations with thorough judgments of fair market value in addition to “rapid sale” estimates that take your particular timeline into account.

Pre-Listing, Pre-Purchase, FSBO’s

When deciding on a list price for the sale of a house, appraisers are frequently used as a resource by homeowners and real estate agents. Empire Inspections & Appraisals can help with that because we have experience working with both homeowners trying to sell their homes themselves and brokers requiring further support for their own listings (or to prove to their clients the true market value of a property).