Whether for a mortgage related financial decision, estate planning, purchase decision, or just a general valuation inquiry, EF Hucks & Associates has a reporting product that will meet your needs. Our appraisal department strives to provide quality work in a timely manner at a fee that is profitable for both us and reasonable to the client.
Our on-staff researchers provide our appraisers with a complete list of all commercial transactions on a weekly basis. Our appraisers meet to analyze each commercial sale in an attempt to have knowledge of every comparable transaction when developing an opinion of value. Our researchers also track residential transaction, permits, and builder trends to provide our residential appraisal department in depth knowledge of the housing market trends.
Our team has a well-tested tool box of knowledge and experience to assist you or your institution in making an educated financial decision. Our extensive analysis tool box includes, but is not limited to:
In addition to our Appraisal Services, we offer consulting services that may meet the client’s needs in lieu of an appraisal. Please see our consulting services page for additional information.
MAI - SRA
Buddy Hucks, MAI, SRA is the President of EF Hucks and Associates and EF Hucks Consulting, LLC. Buddy has almost 35 years of commercial and residential real estate appraisal experience, of which for over five years he was the vice president of Bay State Appraiser Corp (as subsidiary of Loyola Federal Savings and Loan, Baltimore, MD), where he served as review appraiser for the bank’s Grand Strand portfolio of residential loans.
In 1991, Buddy founded EF Hucks and Associates, an independent appraisal company in Myrtle Beach, SC, specializing in appraisals for lenders along the coast of South Carolina. Through EF Hucks Consulting, LLC, and over the past 20 years, he has monitored the market by tracking all real estate activity to assist in conducting market studies for clients such as developers, land owners and lenders in the area. He is the recognized authority for Real Estate trends along the Grand Stand. Buddy maintains that he is “not just a pencil pushing appraiser,” but a knowledgeable market participant in the area.
During the past 25 years, Buddy has consulted and advised developers and been actively involved in the sale and development of over $400 million in real estate along the Grand Strand. In the early 1990s, he partnered in an investment group that bought and sold approximately $20 million of RTC troubled assets. His personal investment partnerships have developed, bought and sold almost $70 million in real estate along the Grand Strand. Buddy has developed and sold 230 condominiums and residential lots over the past 25 years. He has also owned and sold over 500 acres of development land in the area. He acted as a Consultant and Broker on one of the largest Real Estate Transactions in Horry County History for over $60,000,000 known as North Beach Plantation.
Jim McNeill is a member of the Appraisal Institute and holds the MAI and SRA designations. He has has a Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University. He holds appraisal licenses in both North and South Carolina, and has been a property appraiser for over 35 years.
MAI - SRA
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