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Ordering an appraisal from Appraisal Solutions

To a lot of us, an appraisal just looks like a line item on the break-sheet for a home sale or refinance. Almost all lenders still call for a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high, even though there are an increasing number of automated home valuation processes that may seem cheaper than an appraisal. You might think that obtaining a mortgage is the only basis for getting an appraisal, but there are more cases when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might be helpful.

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Let Appraisal Solutions help you appeal your tax assessment in Madison County

If you reside in an area where property values have depreciated, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. When building your case, an appraisal from Appraisal Solutions is your best evidence. We're equipped to assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

PMI removal will lower your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the home buyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the home, many lenders ask home buyers to buy an added insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This additional payment is often folded into the monthly mortgage payment and is promptly forgotten. PMI isn't necessary when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - goes below the 80% mark, 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 installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to eliminate PMI, Appraisal Solutions can give you a statement regarding the value of your home. The expense of the appraisal can often be offset in just a few months because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

Settling a divorce with less stress

A divorce can be a very daunting experience for both parties, and it is often more complicated by the hard decision of who gets the house. It's a good idea to get an appraisal from Appraisal Solutions so both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their house, regardless of the circumstances.

If the parties need 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 assessment.

Fair and accurate estate liquidation with Appraisal SolutionsSettling an estate

The loss of a loved one is a painful time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often calls for an appraisal to establish Market Value for the residential property involved. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the maximum degree of discretion.

Unlike wealthier individuals, most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these matters. A home or other property often makes up an uneven share of the total estate value, so understanding the true value of the real estate at hand is of vital importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've received a fair deal.

Let Appraisal Solutions help you with relocating to or from Madison County

Moving due to a job change is a more than just an inconvenience, and we understand. That being said, we take great care in setting up a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our detailed process, we recommend relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive attributes of their property, as well as information regarding any recent sales or listings in their area that they want considered.

Selling your home quickly at the right price with an appraisal from Appraisal Solutions

Whether you choose to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal will help you make a more informed decision when determining your asking price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, unlike real estate agents. Our fees aren't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they depend on our efforts to complete the appraisal.

We analyze the difference in value items like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. And we're experts in knowing how long houses stay on the market. So, seeking 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.