Why you should get an appraisal

To many, an appraisal just looks like a line item in the long list of items for a home sale or refinance. And even though there are a growing number of automated home valuation methods that may seem less expensive than an appraisal, almost all lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high. You might think that getting a mortgage is the only reason you should get an appraisal, but there are additional instances when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might come in handy.

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Appeal your tax assessment

If you are in an area where the value of property has declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. We're equipped to assist you in appealing your tax assessment.

Eliminating PMI for mortgage payments

When the amount being loaned to the buyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the home, most lenders ask homebuyers to take out this extra insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Very often, this extra payment is lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is promptly forgotten. This is unfavorable 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 Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was passed by the United States Congress that requires lenders to remove the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc . will provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home, and the expense 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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Get a fair valuation on a home for divorce settlements

A divorce is often complicated by the burdensome decision of who maintains the home, and it can be a very daunting occurrence for both parties. Regardless of the circumstances, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc . so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their home.

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 an accurate and fair valuation for estate liquidation

The death of 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, guaranteeing the highest degree of discretion.

Unlike many wealthy individuals, most Americans don't 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 knowing the true value of the real estate at hand is of vital importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've gotten an honest deal.

Relocate to or from Hillsborough County for work

Employee relocation is a stressful event, and we understand. We take great care in establishing a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our intensive inspection, we recommend relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive features of their property, along with information about any new sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Sell your home quickly — for the right price

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

On a daily basis, we examine the difference in value things like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. Getting a professional appraisal is a trusted way to decide what improvements will add value and what a suitable 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 stay on the market.

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