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

To many, an appraisal just looks like a line item in the long list of items for a home sale or refinance. Even though there are an increasing number of automated home valuation systems that might seem more prudent than an appraisal, the majority of lenders still call for a local expert because the stakes are so high. Is getting a mortgage the only reason to acquire an appraisal? Are there more cases when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might be beneficial? You bet.

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Appeal your tax assessment in Travis County

It's possible you're paying too much in property taxes if you live in an area where property values have depreciated. Ad Valorem taxes are determined by a previous assessment of your house, so if values have gone down in your neighborhood, you can appeal your assessment and save money. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. At Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC, we're capable of assisting you in disputing your tax assessment.

Get rid of PMI to lower your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the homebuyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the home, most lenders ask home owners to take out this added insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Most often, this extra payment is bundled into the monthly mortgage payment and is soon forgotten. This is unfortunate because PMI is unnecessary when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - dips below the 80% mark. In fact, the United States Congress passed a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) requiring lenders to do away with the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to get rid of PMI, Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC will provide you with 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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Settle a divorce with less stress

A divorce can be a very daunting ordeal for both parties, and it is often further complicated by the hard decision of who gets the house. It's a good idea to order an appraisal from Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC so both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their home, regardless of the situation.

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 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 entails an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the real estate involved. We guarantee the fullest degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these matters, unlike wealthy individuals. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up an uneven 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 gotten an honest deal.

Relocate to or from Travis County through an employee relocation program

We are familiar with the stress associated with an employee relocation. We take great care in organizing a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our thorough inspection, we recommend relocating employees to provide input on the positive characteristics of their property, as well as information regarding any recent sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Sell your home promptly — at an accurate price

A professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision regarding your selling price, whether you decide to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent. Apart from a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for. Our fees depend on our efforts to finish the appraisal report and and aren't related to the sales price.

On a daily basis, we determine the difference in value items like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. 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, because we're experts in knowing how long properties stay on the market.

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