Appraisal House, Inc. in Jacksonville do appraisals for numerous clients

To a lot of people, an appraisal is simply a line item on the settlement sheet for a mortgage or refinance. Almost all lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are very high, even though there are a developing number of automated home valuation methods that might seem cheaper than an appraisal. But is securing a mortgage the only basis for getting an appraisal? Are there also situations when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional could be beneficial? You bet.

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Challenge your tax assessment in Cherokee County

If you reside in an area where property values have depreciated, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. When building your case, an appraisal from Appraisal House, Inc. is your best evidence. At Appraisal House, 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 an extra insurance plan that many lenders ask homebuyers to purchase when the amount being loaned to the buyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate. This additional payment is often bundled into the monthly mortgage payment and is soon forgotten. PMI isn't required when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - goes below the 80% mark, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was passed by the United States Congress that requires lenders to remove the PMI payments when the balance is paid down to 78% of the original value.

If you'd like to do away with PMI, Appraisal House, Inc. can provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home. The cost of the appraisal can usually be regained in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

Settling a divorce with less stress with an appraisal from Appraisal House, Inc.

A divorce is often complicated by the burdensome decision of who gets the house, and it can be a particularly traumatic experience for both parties. Regardless of the circumstances, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from Appraisal House, Inc. so both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their home.

The parties will have a clearer picture of what price to set, if they need to sell the home. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've gotten a fair evaluation.

Fair and accurate estate liquidation with Appraisal House, Inc.Settling an estate

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

Unlike many wealthy individuals, most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to handle these affairs. A home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, so knowing the true value of the real estate at hand is of vital importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've received an honest deal.

Let Appraisal House, Inc. assist you in relocating to or from Cherokee County

We are familiar with 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 attributes of their property, along with information about any current sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our intensive process.

Let Appraisal House, Inc. help you sell 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 can help you make a better educated decision when determining your selling price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, which is different than the interest of real estate agents. The price we charge isn't related to the sales price, but rather they rest on our efforts to finish the appraisal.

We examine the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. And we're experts in knowing how long homes stay on the market. So, seeking a professional appraisal is a reliable 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 too long, costing you time and money.