Reasons to get an appraisal from Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc .

Each year, thousands of people in Florida purchase, sell or refinance their home. Most of these transactions have a simple line item for an appraisal. Most lenders still call for a local expert because the stakes are so high, even though there are an increasing number of automated home valuation processes that might seem more prudent than an appraisal. You might assume that getting a mortgage is the only reason to acquire an appraisal, but there are other times when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional could be helpful.

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Appeal your tax assessment in Hillsborough County

It's probable you're paying too much in property taxes if you reside in an area where property values have depreciated. Ad Valorem taxes are determined by a previous assessment of your real estate, so if values have declined in your neighborhood, you can challenge your assessment and save money. An appraisal from Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc . is your best evidence when building your case. We can assist you in appealing your tax assessment.

Eliminating PMI for mortgage payments

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is an extra insurance policy that nearly all lenders ask homeowners to purchase when the amount being loaned to the home owner is more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate. This added payment is often lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is promptly forgotten. PMI is unnecessary when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - decreases below the 80% level, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the United States Congress invoked a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) that requires lenders to do away with the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to get rid of PMI, Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc . will produce a statement regarding the value of your home. The cost of the home valuation can generally be recovered in a short amount of 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 difficult decision of who gets the house. Regardless of the situation, 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 property.

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

Ascertain an accurate and fair valuation for 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 real estate involved. We guarantee the utmost 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 issues, unlike many wealthy individuals. And since a home or other property often makes up a disproportionate 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 received an honest deal.

Relocate to or from Hillsborough County through an employee relocation program

We understand the headaches associated with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in setting up a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive features of their property, as well as information regarding any recent sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our intensive inspection.

Sell your home promptly — for the right price

Whether you want 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, unlike real estate agents. Our fees aren't related to the sales price, but rather they depend on our efforts to finish the appraisal report.

We determine the difference in value items like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Seeking a professional appraisal is a reliable way to determine 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 properties stay on the market.

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