Appraisals

Christy’s of Indiana, Inc. is a general residential contents appraisal company. Our scope of expertise includes “front door to back door,” meaning we are able to value virtually everything in a home or office.

Chances are, whatever you want appraised, we have probably appraised an item just like it in our years of experience. We appraise everything from valuable antiques to ordinary home furnishings – one item to large collections.


INDEPENDENT APPRAISERS

We have extensive knowledge of relevant market – Antiques, personal property and business liquidations, bankruptcy, insurance, guardianship, spend down and reverse mortgages.

Our appraisal reports are delivered to USPAP standards which are preferred by law offices and insurance companies and fully meet all federal and state documentary requirements. We work with private clients, law firms, insurance companies and corporations.

We also are affiliated with many experts in the field in most areas of personal property in the Midwest.


OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE:

  • Attorneys
  • Bankruptcies Courts
  • Insurance Company claims departments
  • Antiques and Art Dealers
  • Collectors
  • Estates
  • Private Individuals
  • Trustees, Banks, Lending groups

TERMS TO KNOW:

Personal property is property owned by an individual or business which is movable and is not affixed to or associated with the land. Basically, personal property is everything except real property. Personal property for a business would include equipment, office furniture and equipment, cars/trucks purchased and used by the business, and, basically, everything that isn’t “nailed down.”

In other words, personal property is movable, while real property is not. Because of the mobile nature of personal property, it is more difficult for a credit to use personal property to secure a loan. For example, if a bank loans money on a building, it can be sure that the building will not be moved. But if a bank loans money on the car, the car can be driven away.

Tangible personal property is personal property that can be felt or touched. Tangible personal property includes furniture, business equipment, vehicles, household goods, collectibles, and jewelry.

Intangible personal property is personal property that cannot be felt or touched. Intangible personal property includes securities, bonds, CD’s, etc.


OUR EXPERTISE INCLUDES:

  • Antiques
  • Ceramics
  • China
  • Clocks
  • Collectibles
  • Crystal
  • Dinnerware
  • Furniture
  • Glass
  • Paintings
  • Quilts
  • Residential Contents
  • Silver / Gold
  • Tools
  • Watches
  • Autos, trucks, motorcycles, ATV’s
  • Business inventory
  • Intellectual property