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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Mortgage News Daily:
Ultimately an Uneventful Week Despite Micro-Volatility
6/21/2024 3:41 PM
Ultimately an Uneventful Week Despite Micro-Volatility This morning featured an overnight rally driven by weakness in European PMI data and a logical sell-off following much stronger PMI data in the U.S.  Specifically, S&P Global"s Services PMI rose to the highest level in more than 2 years.  ...Read More
June Shaping Up Nicely, But Bigger Tests Are Yet to Come
6/21/2024 3:37 PM
After a rocky start to the year, things began to improve for rates and the inflation outlook in May. June took the improvement to the next level, but this week didn"t affect the bigger picture. Ahead of Wednesday"s market closure for Juneteenth, the most relevant economic report was Retail Sales on Tuesday morning.  It came in slightly below ...Read More
AI Product; Capital Markets; Wholesale and Correspondent News; Appraisals are Junk Fees?
6/21/2024 10:27 AM
Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer” was a hit 40 years ago. (Yes, 40 years.) There are plenty of beaches in Hawai’i, but here in Honolulu at the MBAH conference, it’s all business. MBA Chair Mark Jones reminded the audience that President Biden “declared war” on what he called “junk fees.” Sure enough, soon after the State of the Union Address, the CFPB ...Read More
Logical Reaction to Much Stronger Services PMI
6/21/2024 9:56 AM
S&P Global (formerly Markit) PMIs are the standard PMI around the world, but have long been second fiddle to ISM PMIs in the U.S.  That"s certainly still the case, but in this era of ever-increasing data dependence, we"ve seen a drastic change in the market"s willingness to trade the preliminary S&P PMI releases, which are among the ea...Read More
Counterintuitive Weakness Early, But Inconsequential in Bigger Picture
6/20/2024 2:26 PM
Counterintuitive Weakness Early, But Inconsequential in Bigger Picture The past two trading days each had their own version of counterintuitive movement.  Today"s installment featured bond yields rising after a batch of mostly weaker economic data.  The only way to justify it using the data itself...Read More
Mortgage Rates Unchanged Versus Tuesday"s Levels
6/20/2024 2:12 PM
The bond market was closed on Wednesday for the Juneteenth holiday.  As such, mortgage lenders were either closed or unable to update mortgage rates based on market movement.  Today"s rates are perfectly in line with Tuesday morning"s, on average, even though the bond market is slightly weaker.   Weakness in bonds refers t...Read More
Hedging, Wholesale, Correspondent, Compliance Products; Pay Attention to the CFPB
6/20/2024 10:49 AM
Taylor Swift sang of a “Cruel Summer” and vendors and lenders hope that it isn’t. “If you ever get cold, stand in the corner of a room for a while. They’re normally 90 degrees.” Much of the U.S. is anything but cold. Today, depending on where you are on the globe, is the Summer Solstice, has to do with the tilt of the Earth"s axis and the Tropic of...Read More
Housing Permits and Starts Drift Lower
6/20/2024 10:45 AM
The rate of both construction permitting and residential construction starts fell in May, with permitting losing ground for the third straight month. The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development report that residential authorizations were issued at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.386 million. This is a decline ...Read More
Position-Driven Trading Likely Behind Today"s Paradoxical Weakness
6/20/2024 10:07 AM
On Tuesday, bonds had an initial, positive reaction to the Retail Sales data that clearly ended mere minutes after the release.  Yields trended slightly higher in a narrow range into 11am at which point new rally momentum emerged, lasting through the close.  It was hard to explain that rally without relying on positional trading considera...Read More
Purchase Activity Rises, MBA Forecasts More of Same
6/20/2024 7:31 AM
There was a slight increase in mortgage application volume during the week ended June 14. For a change, it was accounted for by the home purchasing component.   The Mortgage Bankers Association says its Market Composite Index, a measure of loan application volume, increased 0.9 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis although it lost 0.1 perc...Read More

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