Reasons to order an appraisal from Good Appraisal Services, Inc.
To a lot of us, an appraisal is simply a line item on the settlement sheet for a mortgage or refinance. Nearly all lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high, even though there are a growing number of automated home valuation systems that may appear to be more economical than an appraisal. 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 come in handy? Of course there are.
Dispute your tax assessment
If you reside in an area where the value of property has 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. We can assist you in disputing your tax assessment.
PMI removal to lower your mortgage payment
When the amount being loaned to the buyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate, nearly all lenders ask home owners to purchase this added insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Most often, this additional payment is lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is soon forgotten. PMI is unnecessary when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - dips below the 80% mark, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the United States Congress invoked 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.
Good Appraisal Services, Inc. can provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home, and the price you paid for the home valuation can generally be offset in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.
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Divorce settlement with fewer hang-ups
A divorce can be a very horrible ordeal for both parties, and it is often even more complicated by the burdensome decision of who gets the house. So both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their home, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Good Appraisal Services, Inc., regardless of the situation.
If the parties wish to sell the home, they'll have a better idea of what price to set. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've gotten a fair assessment.
Fair and accurate estate liquidation
The death of a loved one is a difficult time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often requires an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the real estate involved. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the highest degree of discretion.
Unlike wealthy individuals, most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these affairs. 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 essential importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've received an honest deal.
Move to or from Riverside County for work
Employee relocation is a stressful event, and we understand. That being said, 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 aspects of their property, as well as information regarding any current sales or listings in their area that they want considered.
Close on your home quickly — at the right price
Whether you want 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 when determining your selling price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, apart from real estate agents. Our fees rest on our efforts to complete the appraisal report and and aren't related to the sales price.
On a daily basis, we analyze the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. Seeking 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, because we're experts in knowing how long homes are one the market.