Two of these may not be the preferred way to find out but they are the best ways. The CMA you get from me is a guesstimate as an appraiser uses more rigor and analysis to come to their opinion. Putting your home on the market is a commitment you may not want to make. But if you want to refinance, you would need an appraisal anyway.
You can view my charts at http://JayEmerson.com/Carmichael.html but these charts reflect the median for the entire zip code.
sorry but no one was not influenced. the question is what you bought it for, and what the current value is, to determine if you're one of the many that's upside down. So why do you ask?
Why do you want to know? Are you thinking of selling or are you just curious? I'm sure you have some knowledge of your neighborhood and what homes are selling for, right? I would go with what you know about your neighborhood for the time being. Then when you consider selling your question should be, how do I get top dollar for my home. Either way vaue is a subjective thing and can change from person to person. I don't know how else to answer your question.
There is NO area in Carmichael where the home values are holding from the peak of the market boom days of 2005. By "NO area." I mean there is not a single street or neighborhood where the value in 2011 comes anywhere near the value that would have been estimated for the same house in 2005.
There is a saying, that rising tides raises all ships and the opposite is true as well. One has to be careful about those who may try and tell us our home values have held up during these difficult times. I personnally do not know of any neighborhood that hasn't had a reduction in home values. However, some neighborhoods may have faired better than others.
I would be more than happy to assist you in determining the current market value of your home. Simply email me back and let me know when we can set an appointment. I offer this service free of charge. If you have any other questions feel free to email of call me at 916 813-2839.