Expert Appraisals For Financial Planners

Accurate, Reliable, and Defensible Appraisals


About Cascade Real Property Appraisal

Cascade Real Property Appraisal is dedicated to providing expert real estate appraisal services, with a strong focus on appraisals for financial planning. We understand the complexities involved in valuing properties for financial planning purposes and ensure the best possible experience for our clients.

Our mission is to deliver accurate, reliable, and defensible appraisals tailored to the specific needs of financial planners and their clients. We set ourselves apart by specializing in appraisals for financial planning, a field where most appraisers lack proper training and expertise.

Meet Joe Orchard, Chief Appraiser

As the Chief Appraiser at Cascade Real Property Appraisal, I bring over 15 years of experience in providing valuations for financial planning purposes. I specialize in delivering defensible appraisals that withstand scrutiny, ensuring clients receive accurate and reliable property valuations.

Countless financial planners have relied on my services over the years for accurate and defensible property values. My expertise ensures that your appraisal needs are met with the highest level of accuracy and professionalism.

Why Choose Cascade Real Property Appraisal?

When you choose Cascade Real Property Appraisal, you benefit from:

   – Expertise in Financial Planning Appraisals: Specializing in appraisals for financial planning ensures reliable valuations.

   – Quick Turn Times: Understanding the urgency in financial planning, I provide timely appraisals that are easy to understand.

   – Detailed, Accurate, Defensible Reports: Committed to thorough and accurate reports that withstand scrutiny.

   – Personalized Service: Offering tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of each client with a focus on clear communication.

   – Compliance with Financial Guidelines: Ensuring all appraisals comply with relevant guidelines to reduce liability risks.

   – Litigation Work and Court Testimony: Experience in providing expert testimony and litigation support if needed.

By choosing Cascade Real Property Appraisal, you ensure that your financial planning appraisal needs are met with the highest standards of professionalism and accuracy.

Our Services

We offer a comprehensive range of appraisal services tailored to meet the specific needs of financial planners and their clients:

   – Financial Planning Appraisals: Valuation of real estate assets for financial planning purposes.

   – Portfolio Valuations: Assessing the value of multiple properties within a client’s investment portfolio.

   – Retrospective Appraisals: Valuations based on a specific past date, often necessary for financial planning and tax purposes.

   – Market Value Appraisals: Current market valuation for property transactions or investment decisions.

   – Investment Property Appraisals: Valuation of rental properties, vacation homes, or other real estate investments.

   – Estate Appraisals: Valuation of real estate assets for estate planning and settlement.

   – Gift Tax Appraisals: Valuations for property being gifted, ensuring compliance with tax regulations.

   – Charitable Donation Appraisals: Valuations for properties donated to charitable organizations, ensuring proper tax deductions.

   – Litigation Support Appraisals: Valuations used in legal disputes or settlements involving real estate assets.

No matter your specific needs, Cascade Real Property Appraisal provides the expertise and professionalism required for accurate, reliable, and defensible property valuations.


Q: What areas do you serve? A: We serve the greater Portland, OR, northern Oregon coast, and Vancouver, WA real estate markets.

Q: How long does an appraisal take? A: The turnaround time for an appraisal can vary, but we strive to provide timely appraisals to meet urgent financial planning needs.

Q: Do you provide expert testimony in court? A: Yes, I have experience in providing expert testimony and litigation support if needed.

Q: What information do you need from me to start the appraisal process? A: Typically, we need property details, the purpose of the appraisal, and any specific instructions or requirements from your financial planner.

Q: How much does an appraisal cost? A: The cost of an appraisal varies based on the complexity and specific requirements of the job; however, our fees are competitive for the industry. Please contact me for a detailed quote.

Q: How do you handle complex situations like large investment portfolios? A: We have extensive experience in dealing with complex financial planning scenarios. Our approach involves thorough research, detailed documentation, advanced valuation techniques, and clear, well-supported explanations for my conclusions. My goal is to deliver comprehensive, defensible appraisals that can withstand scrutiny and help inform sound financial planning decisions.

Q: What sets you apart from other appraisers? A: Unlike most appraisers who handle financial planning appraisals occasionally, I specialize in this field and possess extensive knowledge of financial guidelines, which greatly reduces your risk and liability.

Contact Us

Serving the greater Portland, OR, northern Oregon coast, and Vancouver, WA real estate markets, I’m here to help with your appraisal needs. For a free quote or if you have questions, please call me at (503) 643-1075 or email

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