Why you should order an appraisal

To a lot of people, an appraisal is simply another cost in the long list of items for a home sale or refinance. While there are a developing number of automated home valuation processes that may appear more prudent than an appraisal, almost all lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are very high. Is obtaining a mortgage the only reason to acquire an appraisal? Are there also times when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional could be beneficial? Of course.

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Appeal 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. Ad Valorem taxes are based upon a past assessment of your house, so if values are less than what they used to be in your area, you can challenge your assessment and save money. An appraisal from Good Appraisal Services, Inc. is your best evidence when building your case. We can assist you in appealing your tax assessment.

PMI removal to lower a mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the homebuyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate, most lenders ask buyers to purchase this extra insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Seeing that extra payment is usually bundled into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. This is damaging because PMI is no longer required when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - goes below the 80% level. 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 installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Good Appraisal Services, Inc. will produce a statement regarding the value of your home, and the expense of the appraisal can generally be recovered 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 take make a divorce settlement less stressful

A divorce is often complicated by the difficult decision of who gets the house, and it can be a particularly daunting experience for both parties. Regardless of the circumstances, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Good Appraisal Services, Inc. so both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their property.

If the parties need 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.

Ascertain a fair and accurate valuation for estate liquidation

The loss of a loved one is a painful 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. We ensure the highest degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

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 an uneven share of the total estate value, so knowing the true worth 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 Riverside County for work

Employee relocation can be a stressful event, and we understand. We take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our detailed inspection, we recommend relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive attributes of their property, as well as information about any new sales or listings in their area that they want considered.

Close on 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 more informed decision regarding your asking price. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for. Our fees aren't related to the sales price, but rather they are calculated on our efforts to finish the appraisal report.

We examine the difference in value items like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. And we're experts in knowing how long homesare on the market. So, obtaining a professional appraisal is a trusted 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.

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