Divorce Settlement can be difficult and accurate values are needed for fair and equitable divisions of the properties.  I prefer to assist for both sides together, yet can work for either side fairly, with or without Attorney involvement.  


Estate & Tax work can be for many reasons - Planning, Gifting, Donating, Death are some of the needs for an appraiser.  This work requires accuracy and proper reporting, as tax benefits or losses need to be accurate.   

Curt Thor 

North Bay Real Estate Appraisals

Estate & Tax

We're here for your real estate value needs.


Residential Appraisals for

Litigation, Estate, Tax, & Divorce Purposes

All Residential Property, Vacant Land & New Construction Appraisal Specialist - 30+Years


Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. PST,
Sat & Sun Closed

Curt Thor - North Bay Real Estate Appraisals. All Right Reserved.

I work with Attorneys and  Owners to provide opinions of value in legal matters and as an expert witness if needed.  Dispute types vary, as do the needed dates of the values, property situations and conditions.  


Property Loss

If a property owner is having difficulty with a dispute over the tax assessment of  a property, an appraiser can often assist with the appeal process.  I can and have provided appraisals to dispute the reported values and additionally have presented my findings to an assessment appeals board for consideration.

Often the home owner can request an appraiser to provide an appraisal report for the removal of PMI.  The value would however need to show an actual increased value to the banking required percentage of value required and approve the report provided.   

30 plus years of Residential Appraisal Work.  I specialize in Estate, Divorce, Litigation work and have served as an expert witness in many different cases and courtrooms.  Property Tax Appeal and Bankruptcy work, as well.  Call me with questions.   

PMI - Private Mortgage insurance removal


- Yes I am a WA State Licensed Appraiser

- Yes I am a CA State Certified Appraiser

- Yes I am FHA approved Appraiser

- Yes I was an Architectural Drafter

- Yes I was worked for a County Assessors Office for several years.

- Yes I have taught many Appraiser Classes

- Yes I am a current Board Member of the Corporate & a Chapter of the Real Estate Appraisers Association

- Yes I am a past President of Five Different Appraiser Associations / Chapters & have held many different positions and committees over my 30+ years of appraising.

- No I will not continue this dialog, you can ask me with a call. 


Property Loss or Damage Issues are often associated with Assessment Appeals, Insurance Companies and Planning Department Appeals. Other losses have been View, Light, Privacy or other value impacting issues. These situations are often litigated or heavily discussed and settled. I have assisted in many different situations & offer my assistance. . 



Assessment Appeal of property tax