National Appraisal Estimator

Easy Appraisal Estimating Software

Produce cost reports in five minutes!

A time-tested resource for using the cost approach to produce single-family residence and manufactured home replacement costs. NEW: INCLUDES MULTI-FAMILY HOMES! Customizable reports consider all significant cost variables and depreciation.

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Cost estimates for most single-family, manufactured and multi-family homes, adjustable by U.S. zip code
Unlimited reports each month
No software to install — sign up quickly online
Access anywhere on any device
Data updated semi-annually - generally March and September
Class and condition ratings (comparable to Fannie Mae’s UAD)
Export reports as a PDF or Microsoft Word document to share or customize
Save valuation templates to reuse saving you time
Updates and new features as they’re released
FREE unlimited technical support

Why National Appraisal Estimator?

The National Appraisal Estimator is an online replacement cost estimating service for "cost approach" valuations. In about five minutes you can estimate the appraised value of nearly any single-family, multi-family or manufactured home considering all significant cost variables and both physical and functional depreciation. This service is based on the latest version of our popular National Building Cost Manual including unlimited upgrades, free technical support, and unlimited valuation reports.

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Sample Report

Meaningful reports, fast

Reports cover all important variables including more than 30 construction cost categories, adjusted for geographic area and include functions required by state laws such as California 10 CCR 2695.183 and Florida ATB #006-10. You get unlimited reports for one low monthly price.

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Current cost data you can trust

The National Appraisal Estimator mirrors Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) quality ratings and uses the same component-based models as Craftsman Book Co.’s National Building Cost Manual, a trusted print publication since 1975.

National Appraisal Estimator Templates

Create templates to save time

Save even more time by creating templates to re-use for future reports. Create as many templates as you need.

Report File Types

Export reports into a variety of formats

Save, access, edit unlimited reports online, as well as export your reports as emails, PDF Documents, and Word Documents.


FREE dedicated technical support

Whether it’s a quick question or more tricky stuff, our support team is here to help you make the most of the National Appraisal Estimator.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do you have a question about National Appraisal Estimator? See the list below for our most frequently asked questions. If your question is not listed here, then please contact us.

All construction costs including labor, material, equipment, plans, the building permit, supervision, overhead and profit, physical and functional depreciation.
Craftsman Book Company has published detailed construction cost data for over 50 years. Costs in Insurance Replacement Estimator are based on Craftsman's popular annual reference National Building Cost Manual. National Appraisal Estimator is not a substitute for judgment, analysis and sound valuation practice. It's an aid in developing an informed opinion of appraisal cost. There's room for legitimate disagreement on appraisal costs, even when complete plans and specifications are available, the date and site are established, and labor and material costs are identical for all contractors.
Site development (such as bringing utilities to the site), government mandated fees and the cost of overcoming unusual soil conditions.
National Appraisal Estimator makes it easy to add the cost of features such as heating and cooling (including unit heaters), porches and decks, basements, balconies, fireplaces, garages, attics, pools and spas.

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