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Thousands of people in purchase, sell or refinance their home each year. A lot of these transactions include a simple line item for an appraisal. Nearly all lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are very high, even though there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation methods that might seem cheaper than an appraisal. You might assume that getting a mortgage is the only reason to acquire an appraisal, but there are more times when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might come in handy.
Challenge your tax assessment in Carolina County
If you reside in an area where the property value has declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. We can assist you in disputing your tax assessment.
Getting rid of your PMI for mortgage payments
When the amount being loaned to the homeowneris more than 80% of the actual value of the home, many lenders ask home buyers to take out this extra insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Most often, this extra payment is lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. PMI isn't required when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - goes below the 80% mark, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the United States Congress implemented a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) requiring lenders to remove the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.
If you'd like to do away with PMI, can produce a statement regarding the value of your home. The expense of the home valuation can often be offset in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.
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Divorce settlement with less stress
A divorce can be a particularly daunting ordeal for both parties, and it is often even more complicated by the hard decision of who maintains the home. It's a good idea to get an appraisal from so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their house, regardless of the situation.
If the parties wish to sell the home, they'll have a a good idea of what price to set. And on the flip side, if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair evaluation.
Determine an accurate and fair valuation for estate liquidation
Losing a loved one is a difficult time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often calls for an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the residential property involved. We guarantee the highest degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
Most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these issues, unlike many wealthy individuals. And since a home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, knowing the true value of the real estate at hand is of significant importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've received a fair deal.
Relocate to or from Carolina County through an employee relocation program
Employee relocation can be a stressful event, and we understand. That being said, we take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive aspects of their property, along with information about any recent sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our detailed inspection.
Sell your home promptly — for an accurate price
Whether you want to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision regarding your selling price. Apart from a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for. Our fees are calculated on our efforts to complete the appraisal report and and aren't related to the sales price.
We analyze the difference in value things like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. And we're experts in knowing how long propertiesare on the market. So, obtaining a professional appraisal is a trusted way to determine what improvements will add value and what an applicable sales price is for your home so you don't come up short or have your house on the market an unnecessarily long time.