Products and Services

Capital Security Asset Management provides a broad array of real estate services and products through complementary and functionally integrated business units.

Real Estate Equity

We provide investment management services in the U.S. and Europe, including portfolio analysis and construction, property acquisition and disposition, asset and portfolio management, and takeover asset management to institutional investors invested in real estate. Capital Security Asset Management offers a range of investment opportunities to its institutional clients in a variety of formats.

BPO - Brokers Price Opinion

A tool used by lenders and mortgage companies to value properties in situations where they believe the expense and delay of an appraisal is not necessary. We order BPOs through licensed real estate brokers. The broker does either a Drive By BPO or an Interior BPO in most cases. Learn about ordering BPOs here, when they are used, the types and requirements of each.

Drive By BPOs

A Drive By BPO, or Broker Price Opinion, is a common tool for lenders in foreclosure and refinance situations. Learn what you can be called upon to do and report when ordering a Drive By BPO.

Interior BPOs

The more thorough type of BPO, the Interior Broker Price Opinion requires a great deal more in the way of information, valuation work and photos. Learn what most Internal BPOs include, as well as additional services brokers frequently perform.

Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)

These are used to help the seller to determine a realistic asking price

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Appraisals are an Important Part of Your Home Buying Transaction. A real estate appraisal helps to establish a property's market value–the likely sales price it would bring if offered in an open and competitive real estate market. Appraisals are required to make sure that the property will sell for at least the amount of money it is lending.

Our Appraisers are licensed by individual states after completing coursework and internship hours that familiarize them with their real estate markets.

What You'll See on a Residential Appraisal Report Appraisals are very detailed reports. Here are a few things they include:

•Details about the subject property, along with side-by-side comparisons of three similar properties.

•An evaluation of the overall real estate market in the area.

•An estimate of the average sales time for the property.

•What type of area the home is in (a development, stand alone acreage, etc.).

Residential Appraisal Methods 
There are two common appraisal methods used for residential properties:

Sales Comparison Approach

The appraiser estimates a subject property's market value by comparing it to similar properties that have sold in the area. The properties used are called 
comparables, or comps.

No two properties are exactly alike, so the appraiser must compare the comps to the subject property, making paperwork adjustments to the comps in order to make their features more in-line with the subject property's. The result is a figure that shows what each comp would have sold for if it had the same components as the subject.

Cost Approach

The cost approach is most useful for new properties, where the costs to build are known. The appraiser estimates how much it would cost to replace the structure if it were destroyed.