Let Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC attend to your appraisal needs
To a lot of us, an appraisal is simply a line item on the break-sheet for a home sale or refinance. Even though there are a developing number of automated home valuation processes that may appear to be cheaper than an appraisal, the majority of lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are very high. Is obtaining a mortgage the only basis for getting an appraisal? Are there more cases when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could be beneficial? Absolutely.
Challenge your tax assessment
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 home, so if values are less than what they used to be in your neighborhood, you can challenge your assessment and save money. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. We're capable of assisting you in challenging your tax assessment.
PMI removal to lower your mortgage payment
Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is an additional insurance policy that most lenders ask home buyers to purchase when the amount being loaned to the homebuyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate. Since the additional payment is usually bundled into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. PMI is no longer required when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% mark, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the United States Congress implemented a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) that requires lenders to remove the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.
If you'd like to get rid of PMI, Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC can produce a statement regarding the value of your home. The cost of the appraisal can generally be regained in a short amount of 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 can be a very traumatic event for both parties, and it is often more complicated by the difficult decision of who maintains the house. So both parties are fully 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.
If the parties wish 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 gotten a fair evaluation.
Accurate and fair estate liquidation
Losing a loved one is a hard 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, guaranteeing the fullest degree of discretion.
Most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to handle these affairs, unlike wealthier individuals. A home or other property often makes up a disproportionate 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 a fair deal.
Move to or from Travis County for work
Employee relocation can be a stressful event, and we understand. That being said, we take great care in setting up a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive features of their property, as well as information about any current sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our intensive inspection.
Sell your home promptly — at an accurate price
Whether you decide to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision when determining your selling price. Apart from a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for. Our fees aren't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they are calculated on our efforts to finish the appraisal report.
On a daily basis, we determine the difference in value items like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. And we're experts in knowing how long housesstay 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.