The Costanzo Appraisal Group, Inc.

PO Box 298 Chagrin Falls, OH 44022-0298

Cleveland Ohio Real Estate Appraiser The Costanzo Appraisal Group, Inc.

Real Estate Appraisals for Estate Planning

Ohio Licensed residential real estate appraiser for Estate Planning in Ohio

Estate Planning avoids future Interstate legal situations

We work with Law firms, families and individuals to complete real estate appraisals for Estate Planning.

We work with individuals, Families and Law Firms

We Perform Estate Planning Appraisals in Ohio used by Attorneys, Certified Public Accountants and IRS.


An Estate Planning Appraisal for real property in the State of Ohio is a different kind of Appraisal than a traditional Real Estate Appraisal used by banks based off the FDIC standard for lending purposes. These are (2) different types of (Real) Estate Appraisals. An Estate Planning Appraisal is commissioned for planning, estate tax values, and gifting to beneficiaries.

Estate Planning Appraisals Have a Different Market Value.


Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (or FDIC) appraisals are a different legal instrument and hold a different kind of market value than an Estate Planning Appraisal. The Estate Planning Appraisal is not regulated by an institution such as a the FDIC. The Estate Planning Appraisal is used in the scope of estimating the total (Real) Estate value that is used by CPA’s, attorneys, and the IRS. By design, the market values are different between the (2) types of appraisals.


This brings us to the importance of why you need an experienced Estate Planning Appraiser to make sure you are contracting for the proper type of property appraisal to be specifically used for Estate Planning purposes. If the wrong type of appraisal is used, the appraisal is subject to rejection.


Estate Planning Appraisals Have a Different Intended



To keep it simple, here are the differences of the (2) types of appraisals and their users.

1. Estate Planning Appraisal - are for estate tax computations and listed to be used by IRS.

2. Real Estate Appraisal - are for banks and lenders regulated by the FDIC in accordance with specific guidelines and are required by law to fulfill a lending transaction.

The Costanzo Appraisal Group Offers Both Types of Appraisals


In our growth as a licensed and certified appraisal corporation, we’ve expanded our scope of services over the last few years. This allows us to provide a wider scope of appraisal services to more markets. With over 2 decades of experience, we pride ourselves with exceptional service.


1. We perform Estate Planning Appraisals

2. We perform Real Estate Appraisals.


Our fees are competitive and our reports are accurate and reliable.

Hire Our Ohio Licensed and Certified Appraisal Corporation When you Need an Appraisal

1. Sale of real property to family or non-family member

2. Dividing an estate between beneficiaries

3. When listing your house with a Realtor

4. Partial interest (typically income property)

5. Medicaid / Medicare Appraisals

6. Estate Planning

7. Gifts & Trusts


Estate Planning Appraisals are Needed by:

1. Legal counsel / Attorneys
2. CPA’s
3. Trusts
4. Executors and administrators
5. Trustees


Residential Real Estate Appraisal Ohio Service Area by City:


Cleveland, Akron, Euclid, Willoughby, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Strongsville, Eastlake, Northfield, Chagrin Falls, Macedonia, Mentor, Tallmadge, Chardon, Perry, North Royalton, Beachwood, Newbury, Ravenna, Rocky River, Brecksville, Bedford, Twinsburg, North Olmsted, Bay Village, Chesterland, Olmsted Falls, Hinckley, Maple Heights, Gates Mills, Wickliffe, Rootstown, Richfield, Aurora, Solon, Lakewood, Brunswick, Painesville, Broadview Heights, Madison, Streetsboro, Westlake, Berea, Brook Park, Independence, Stow, Bath, & Middlefield.

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Cleveland Ohio Residental Real Estate Appraiser for Medicaid / Medicare Applications. The Costanzo Appraisal Group, Inc.

The Costanzo Appraisal Group, Inc.

Home Advisor Approved residential real estate appraiser in Cleveland, Ohio.
Certified residental real estate appraiser The Costanzo Appraisal Group, Inc. Cleveland, Ohio.