Quality Real Estate Appraisals. Excellent Service.

For years, mortgage lenders and consumers, as well as other real estate professionals, have depended on our expertise to provide high-quality value estimates on all sorts of homes in Grand Traverse, Benzie and Leelanau Counties.  By continuously keeping up with local real estate trends  and staying current on valuation techniques through accredited courses, we've been consistently able to generate reliable home valuations for people just like you.

Leading appraisal experts for:

  • Primary and Secondary Mortgages
  • Private Mortgage Insurance Removal
  • Estate Planning and Valuation
  • Divorce Settlement
  • Tax Assessment Disputes
  • Retrospective Valuations
  • Employee Relocation
  • REO Valuations

North Wing Appraisal


Technology plays a prominent part in how North Wing Appraisal does business. It helps keep costs down while maintaining superb quality and responsive service.   We also believe that regardless of the business, service is the top reason a client comes, goes, repeats or gives your number to others.  We keep this in mind whether you're talking to us on the phone, in e-mail or talking in person.   Our goal is simply an unsurpassed experience for our clients.   Call North Wing Appraisal today. We guarantee you'll see the difference, too.

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Today's Rates

Mtg Loan Rate APR
30-yr Fixed 4.55% 4.7%
15-yr Fixed 4.01% 4.22%
1-yr Adj 2.76% 3.42%
* national averages
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Crazy Volatility Continues as Rates Head Back Up
9/29/2022 4:31 PM
"The following information is deemed reliable only through September 29th, 2022.  After that, rates could be as much as .25-.50% higher or lower. " Every daily rate update needs to come with that sort of disclaimer these days.  We"ve been seeing some of the biggest day-to-day changes (and intraday changes) since our daily record keeping ...Read More
Data Dependent Reality Keeps Bonds in Check
9/29/2022 3:26 PM
Data Dependent Reality Keeps Bonds in Check Wednesday"s emergency bond buying announcement from the BOE served to cap the death spiral that had been underway in bond yields, but not as an impetus for a sustained push in the other direction.  In other words, it only really made a suggestion about the ce...Read More
Cap. Mkts., CRM, Appraisal Bias, Pre-Qual Products; October Events and Webinars; S&D Loan Pricing Where?
9/29/2022 9:45 AM
Water is a powerful force: just check out this time lapse storm surge video from Ft. Meyers in Florida. Turning to metaphors, Sun Tzu said, “If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by.” Some investors and lenders may have adopted that phrase. We’re staring at the autumn and winter, and its ugly out there. Cutting...Read More
Bumpy Road Back to Lower Rates
9/29/2022 8:51 AM
Wednesday"s rally offered hope after the BOE stepped in with emergency bond buying.  The overnight session that followed painted a slightly less hopeful picture.  Yields were flat to slightly higher in Asia, but then sharply higher after record inflation readings in Germany"s biggest region.  The UK continues to double down on the fi...Read More
Huge Reversal For Mortgage Rates. No Promises of Sustainability
9/28/2022 4:33 PM
If you"re just getting caught up, mortgage rates broke above 7% yesterday for the first time since 2002.  Read our coverage to learn more about why rate quotes are all over the board: Yes, Mortgage Rates Are Now Over 7%, But It"s Complicated. Today was an entirely different day.  In fact, rates dropped not only back below yesterday"s lev...Read More
Is Wednesday"s Rally Enough to Turn The Tide?
9/28/2022 3:57 PM
Is Wednesday"s Rally Enough to Turn The Tide? 10yr yields began the day with overnight levels easily over 4.00%.  It wasn"t until the 6am emergency bond buying announcement from the Bank of England (BOE) that yields began to plummet.  While US 10s didn"t quite enjoy the 50bp rally seen in British ...Read More
BOE Bailout Stabilizing Bonds But Raising Questions
9/28/2022 12:21 PM
Bond biggest recent issues were caused by a fiscal announcement in the UK that would drastically increase debt and decrease revenue (read: inflationary).  Despite the deceptive bounce in MBS yesterday, markets remained in a tailspin as of just a few hours ago until the Bank of England announced emergency bond buying (read: inflationary, but at...Read More
Fee Collection, HELOC, Automation, All-cash Products; Training, In-person Events, and Webinars
9/28/2022 8:46 AM
As Florida’s homeowners, insurance companies, and companies that service loans in Hurricane Ian’s path, brace for the storm, lenders nationwide continue to grapple with a very, very difficult environment. Everyone wants a decent HELOC. Servicing sales have dropped. Buydown loans are back in vogue. (Ask your investor if they buy them, but Planet Hom...Read More
Mortgage Applications Decline, Refi Volume Hits 22-Year Low
9/28/2022 8:28 AM
Average mortgage interest rates increased significantly during the week ended September 23. As a result, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said the volume of mortgage applications gave back most of its prior week gains when it had increased for the first time in six weeks. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application vol...Read More
New Home Sales Skyrocket, But It"s Unsustainable and Here"s Why
9/27/2022 4:27 PM
The monthly New Home Sales data from the Census Bureau is usually just "there"--one of several monthly housing-related reports that makes no promises about being interesting or saying anything very different from the other housing reports.  Today"s release of sales in August was different.  It showed a staggering 28.8% increase from the ...Read More

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