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

To a lot of people, an appraisal just looks like a line item in the long list of items for a mortgage or refinance. The majority of lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are so high, even though there are a growing number of automated home valuation processes that may appear cheaper than an appraisal. You might assume that securing a mortgage is the only basis for getting an appraisal, but there are more cases when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might be helpful.

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Contest your tax assessment

If you live 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 challenging your tax assessment.

Get rid of PMI to lower your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the homeowneris more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate, nearly all lenders ask homeowners to buy this extra insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This extra payment is often lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is promptly forgotten. This is damaging because PMI isn't required when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - goes below the 80% mark. In fact, the United States Congress implemented a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) requiring 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 cost of the home valuation can usually be offset in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Divorce settlement with less stress

A divorce can be a very traumatic ordeal for both parties, and it is often further complicated by the difficult decision of who maintains the house. 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, regardless of the circumstances.

The parties will have a good idea 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 evaluation.

Determine a fair and accurate 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 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 don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these affairs, unlike wealthy individuals. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up an uneven share of the total estate value, understanding 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.

Move to or from Riverside County through an employee relocation program

We understand the headaches involved with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive aspects of their property, along with information regarding any new sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our intensive inspection.

Close on your home quickly — at the right price

A professional appraisal can help you make a better educated decision regarding your selling price, whether you choose to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, apart from real estate agents. Our fees aren't related to the sales price, but rather they are based on our efforts to complete the appraisal report.

We determine the difference in value items like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. And we're experts in knowing how long propertiesstay 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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