Appraisals for Immigration

When choosing an appraiser for your application in the immigration process at the office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), it is extremely important that you choose someone with the knowledge in this particular type of appraisal reporting.

With the new ruling of 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations make it significantly more difficult for applicants to prove that they are financially eligible based upon family relationships. Within the new regulations, is the required income of the applicant as well as assets and resources of either the applicant or any family member included in the household. This step is where the recent appraisal of real estate by a licensed appraiser will show the equity value. This will allow for any shortfall of required income to be made up by assets.
The requirements for immigration appraisals are not the same as other types of appraisals. With over 30 years of experience, Maready Associates offers the knowledge needed for any appraisal process.

Contact our office today at 1-910-326-6511 to learn more on how we can assist you with our appraisal services for immigration applications!

Divorce Appraisals

Divorce is a difficult and painful process. It involves the process of deciding who, if either spouse, retains the house when real estate is involved. This could be your personal house, land or investment property that is owned within the marriage. Typically, in divorce, the real estate is either sold or one party stays in the house and the other spouse is paid out equity. In either case, both parties should have a real estate appraisal completed for each property owned.

Working individually or with your attorney handling the divorce, we can make sure the real estate appraisal is completed to determine the Fair Market Value for each property involved. This can include a retrospective appraisal – an effective date of the report that matches the date of divorce or filing date.

At Maready Associates, we work to provide our clients with property valuation and report details that each unique real estate/divorce situation requires. We respect the needs of our clients and the privacy of every divorce situation.

Working with our office will assure that you receive the best in professional service and the highest quality of appraisal reports.

Serving Onslow, Carteret, Craven, Jones, Pender and New Hanover Counties of North Carolina

Current and Retrospective Appraisals

Estate Planning Appraisals

Settling an estate can be an overwhelming process, especially for the executor and family. Although hard on everyone involved, the appraisal process does not have to be.

Estate Planning is something everyone should consider. We can help by removing the emotional aspect from the valuation of the property.

If you or a client are in need of a current or retrospective appraisal in Eastern North Carolina, please consider our skilled services here at Maready Associates.

Appraisals and New 2015 FHA Requirements!

FHA loans are a popular program, and have had many recent changes for the year 2015.

Many of these changes can seem challenging and confusing, as they range in varying degrees for your appraisal needs.  However, we are here to help smooth the transition for you!

Call our office with any questions you may have in the appraisal process, and how we can help you at 910-326-6511!

Please Welcome Our Newest Staff Appraiser!

Let our office introduce you to our newest staff appraiser!


We are proud to annouce that Melissa C. Taylor will be joining Maready Associates as our newest staff appraiser! She has met all the North Carolina Appraisal Board requirements and has become a North Carolina Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser!

Melissa C. Taylor has been a member of our office since 2004, and has been a valuable asset to our team. She brings experience and a proven track record of success to this new role. She workes in Swansboro, Jacksonville, Wilmington, New Bern, and the surrounding residential areas.

We are proud of her hard work in this acheivement, and look forward to working with her in her new position with Maready Associates!

Please call Melissa at 910-326-6511 for any appraisal needs, or email her at!