Reasons to consider an appraisal from Good Appraisal Services, Inc.
Thousands of people in California purchase, sell or refinance their home each year. Many of these transactions consist of 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 a growing number of automated home valuation processes that might seem more cost-effective than an appraisal. Is obtaining a mortgage the only reason to get an appraisal? Are there additional times when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional could be beneficial? You bet.
Appeal your tax assessment in Riverside County
If you are in an area where property values have declined, 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. We can assist you in appealing your tax assessment.
PMI removal to lower a mortgage payment
Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is an additional insurance policy that many lenders ask home buyers to buy when the amount being loaned to the homebuyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the property. Oftentimes, this additional payment is folded into the monthly mortgage payment and is soon forgotten. PMI is no longer required when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% mark, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the United States Congress implemented a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) requiring lenders to eliminate the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.
If you'd like to get rid of PMI, Good Appraisal Services, Inc. can provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home. The price you paid for the home valuation can often be regained in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.
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Settle a divorce with fewer hang-ups
A divorce is a very horrible event for the parties involved, and it is often more complicated by the strenuous decision of who maintains the property. Regardless of the circumstances, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from Good Appraisal Services, Inc. so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their house.
The parties will have a clearer picture of what price to set, if they wish to sell the home. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair assessment.
Ascertain a fair and accurate valuation for estate liquidation
The loss of 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 residential property involved. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the fullest degree of discretion.
Most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these matters, unlike wealthier individuals. A home or other property often makes up an uneven share of the total estate value, so understanding the true value of the real estate at hand is of vital importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've received an honest deal.
Relocate to or from Riverside County through an employee relocation program
We are aware of the stress involved with an employee relocation. That's why we take great care in setting up a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our thorough inspection, we suggest relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive attributes of their property, as well as information about any recent sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.
Sell your home promptly — for the right price
Whether you choose to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal will help you make a better educated 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 are calculated on our efforts to finish the appraisal report and and aren't related to the sales price.
On a daily basis, we examine the difference in value things like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. Obtaining a professional appraisal is a trusted 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.