Reasons to get an appraisal from Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC

Thousands of people in Texas purchase, sell or refinance their home every month. A lot of these transactions contain a simple line item for an appraisal. The majority of lenders still call for a local expert because the stakes are very high, even though there are an increasing number of automated home valuation processes that may seem less expensive than an appraisal. You might believe that securing a mortgage is the only reason to acquire an appraisal, but there are more situations when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might come in handy.

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Appeal 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. Ad Valorem taxes are based upon a past assessment of your home, so if prices have gone down in your area, you can appeal 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.

Remove PMI to lower your mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is a supplemental insurance plan that many lenders ask home buyers to buy when the amount being loaned to the home buyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the property. Oftentimes, this additional payment is folded into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. PMI isn't required when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - decreases 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) requiring lenders to do away with the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to eliminate PMI, Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC will provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home. The expense of the home valuation can generally be offset in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Divorce settlement with fewer hang-ups

A divorce is a particularly daunting ordeal for the parties involved, and it is often even more complicated by the burdensome decision of who gets the property. Regardless of the situation, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their property.

If the parties wish to sell the home, they'll have a better idea of what price to set. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've gotten a fair evaluation.

Ascertain an accurate and fair valuation for estate liquidation

Losing a loved one is a painful time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often requires an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the residential property involved. We guarantee the highest degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Unlike wealthy individuals, most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these matters. 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 essential importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've gotten a fair deal.

Move to or from Travis County through an employee relocation program

Employee relocation is a stressful event, and we understand. We take great care in setting up an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive characteristics of their property, along with information about any recent sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our thorough inspection.

Sell your home promptly — for 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 more informed decision regarding your selling price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, apart from real estate agents. Our fees are based on our efforts to complete the appraisal report and and aren't related to the sales price.

We analyze the difference in value things like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Obtaining a professional appraisal is a reliable 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 houses are one the market.

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