Reasons to choose an appraisal from

Every year, thousands of people in buy, sell or refinance their home. Most of these transactions include a simple line item for an appraisal. Most lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are very high, even though there are a growing number of automated home valuation methods that may appear more economical than an appraisal. Is securing a mortgage the only reason to acquire an appraisal? Are there more instances when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could be beneficial? Absolutely.

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Contest your tax assessment

If you are in an area where the property value has depreciated, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from is your best evidence when building your case. We're equipped to assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

Getting rid of your PMI for mortgage payments

When the amount being loaned to the buyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the property, most lenders ask home owners to buy this supplemental insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This additional payment is often bundled into the monthly mortgage payment and is soon forgotten. PMI is unnecessary when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - decreases below the 80% level, making this very unfortunate. In fact, the United States Congress passed a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) that requires lenders to dismiss the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to get rid of PMI, can give you a statement regarding the value of your home. The expense of the appraisal can generally be recovered in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Get a clear valuation on a home take make a divorce settlement less stressful

A divorce is often complicated by the strenuous decision of who keeps the property, and it can be an especially daunting occurrence for both parties. Regardless of the situation, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from so both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their house.

If the parties wish to sell the home, they'll have a clearer picture of what price to set. And on the flip side, if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've gotten a fair assessment.

Ascertain a fair and accurate valuation for estate liquidation

The death of a loved one is a hard time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often requires an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the residential property involved. We ensure the utmost degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Unlike many wealthy individuals, most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these affairs. 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 vital importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten an honest deal.

Relocate to or from Carolina County for work

We are familiar with the headaches involved with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in setting up an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide input on the positive attributes of their property, along with information regarding any new sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our detailed inspection.

Sell your home quickly — for an accurate price

Whether you choose to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal will help you make a more informed decision regarding your asking price. Apart from a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees aren't related to the sales price, but rather they depend on our efforts to complete the appraisal report.

We examine the difference in value items like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Getting a professional appraisal is a trusted way to determine what improvements will add value and what an appropriate sales price is for your home so you don't come up short or have your house on the market an unnecessarily long time, because we're experts in knowing how long homes stay on the market.

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