Why you should order an appraisal from Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC

Thousands of people in Texas buy, sell or refinance their home each month. A lot of these transactions contain a simple line item for an appraisal. And while there are a growing number of automated home valuation methods that might seem more economical than an appraisal, practically all lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are very high. You might believe that getting 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 could be helpful.

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Contest your tax assessment in Travis County

It's probable you're paying too much in property taxes if you reside in an area where property values have declined. Property taxes are determined by a past assessment of your house, so if values have gone down in your area, you can challenge your assessment and save money. An appraisal from Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC is your best evidence when building your case. We're qualified to assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

PMI removal to reduce your mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is a supplemental insurance policy that most lenders ask homeowners to purchase when the amount being loaned to the home owner is more than 80% of the actual value of the property. This added payment is often lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is promptly forgotten. This is unfortunate because PMI becomes unnecessary when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% level. In fact, the United States Congress invoked a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) that requires lenders to eliminate the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC can give you a statement regarding the value of your home, and the cost of the appraisal can often be regained in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Settle a divorce with fewer hang-ups

A divorce is often complicated by the burdensome decision of who gets the home, and it can be a very horrible occurrence for both parties. So both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their home, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC, regardless of the situation.

The parties will have a better idea of what price to set, if they want to sell the home. And on the flip side, if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair assessment.

Determine a fair and accurate 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. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the maximum degree of discretion.

Unlike wealthy individuals, most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these issues. A home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, so understanding the true worth 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 Travis County through an employee relocation program

We understand the headaches involved with an employee relocation. We take great care in establishing a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our thorough inspection, we suggest relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive characteristics of their property, as well as information regarding any new sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Close on your home quickly — at an accurate price

A professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision regarding your asking price, whether you decide to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees aren't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they are based on our efforts to finish the appraisal report.

On a daily basis, we determine the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. And we're experts in knowing how long housesare on the market. So, getting a professional appraisal is a reliable way to decide 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.

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