Reasons to consider an appraisal from Good Appraisal Services, Inc.

Thousands of people in California purchase, sell or refinance their home each month. Many of these transactions consist of a simple line item for an appraisal. And while there are an increasing number of automated home valuation systems that may appear to be more practical than an appraisal, most lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are very high. Is securing a mortgage the only reason to get an appraisal? Are there additional instances when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might be helpful? You bet there are.

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Appeal your tax assessment in Riverside County

If you are in an area where property values have depreciated, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from Good Appraisal Services, Inc. is your best evidence when building your case. At Good Appraisal Services, Inc., we're equipped to assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

PMI removal to lower your mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is a supplemental insurance plan that nearly all lenders ask buyers to buy when the amount being loaned to the homeowner is more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate. This added payment is often bundled into the monthly mortgage payment and is soon forgotten. This is unfortunate because PMI is no longer required when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - decreases below the 80% mark. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was implemented by the United States Congress that requires lenders to eliminate the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to eliminate PMI, Good Appraisal Services, Inc. will provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home. The expense of the appraisal can usually 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 is often complicated by the burdensome decision of who keeps the property, and it can be a very traumatic 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 fully aware of the true market value of their house.

If the parties want to sell the home, they'll have a clearer picture 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 an accurate and fair valuation for estate liquidation

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

Unlike wealthier individuals, most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these matters. A home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, so understanding the true value of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've received an honest deal.

Move to or from Riverside County through an employee relocation program

We know the headaches involved with an employee relocation. We take great care in organizing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our thorough inspection, we encourage relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive features of their property, along with information about any recent sales or listings in their area that they want considered.

Close on your home promptly — for the right price

A professional appraisal can help you make a better educated decision when determining your selling price, whether you choose to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees are based on our efforts to finish the appraisal report and and aren't related to the sales price.

We examine the difference in value things like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. And we're experts in knowing how long homesstay on the market. So, obtaining a professional appraisal is a trusted way to decide what improvements will add value and what an applicable sales price is for your home so you don't come up short or have your house on the market an unnecessarily long time.

Let Good Appraisal Services, Inc. help you sell your home quickly at the right price