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Need an appraisal in Maryville or Madison County?

See the top reasons Illinois homeowners use Appraisal Solutions:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether they're selling the home on their own or using an agent)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. To cut your mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Verify another appraiser's report
  6. If property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To settle an estate in Madison county or Illinois by determining the true market value of the property in question
Need help determining the value of your home in or near Maryville, Illinois? Contact Appraisal Solutions.

At Appraisal Solutions, we understand the unique needs of a consumer in need of appraisal services. Our business practices and reporting formats are relatively routine to our business clients like banks, attorneys, and CPAs. But as a general consumer, we will give you extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to better understand what we do and how we report our conclusions.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale by Owner

Since you have an emotional attachment to your house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. A professional appraiser is objective and will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is very crucial as a negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer. It's something tangible to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your property's value, and not just you saying how much your house is worth. Interested buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

Challenge property tax assessments

If you live in a local area that is going down or is not appreciating as much as other houses close by, your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. That means you are most likely paying more taxes than you should. The faster you take care of things like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an expert appraisal from Appraisal Solutions is your best weapon.

Need to remove PMI?

An attractive money saver for homeowners is to get the PMI eliminated from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is below 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. At Appraisal Solutions, we're seasoned in helping clients just like you rid themselves of unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

If your property is in or near a declining area, your lender may make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be difficult and inconvenient from a cash flow standpoint, but it can be detrimental to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Appraisal Solutions can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with an expert appraisal.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Would you wish a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for precision? Appraisal Solutions offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comparables in question. Or, if you're in a hurry, we can provide you with a desk review and verify as many facts as we can, using online data sources as well as our own files.

Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal report? We can help with that too. Even though most review work is commissioned by lenders for quality control, homeowners suspecting a prior appraisal wasn't above board are wise to get a second opinion.