Reasons to choose an appraisal from Appraise Colorado Inc

To a lot of us, an appraisal is simply one more thing in the long list of items for a home sale or refinance. And even though there are a growing number of automated home valuation processes that may seem more practical than an appraisal, almost all lenders still call for a local expert because the stakes are very high. Is obtaining a mortgage the only reason you should get an appraisal? Are there additional cases when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional could come in handy? Of course.

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Contest your tax assessment in Douglas County

If you are in an area where the value of property has declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from Appraise Colorado Inc is your best evidence when building your case. We're qualified to assist you in challenging your tax assessment.

Eliminate PMI to lower your mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is a supplemental insurance policy that most lenders ask homeowners to buy when the amount being loaned to the buyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the home. Since the extra payment is usually lumped into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. PMI becomes unnecessary when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - goes 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 do away with the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to eliminate PMI, Appraise Colorado Inc can produce a statement regarding the value of your home. The price you paid for the appraisal can usually be offset in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Get a fair valuation on a home take make a divorce settlement less stressful

A divorce can be a particularly traumatic event for both parties, and it is often further complicated by the burdensome decision of who keeps the home. So both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their home, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from Appraise Colorado Inc, regardless of the circumstances.

If the parties need 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 received a fair assessment.

Accurate and fair estate liquidation

The death 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 real estate involved. We ensure the utmost degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these affairs, unlike wealthier individuals. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, knowing the true value of the real estate at hand is of vital importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've received a fair deal.

Move to or from Douglas County for work

We know the stress involved with an employee relocation. That's why we take great care in organizing a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide input on the positive features of their property, as well as information about any recent sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our intensive inspection.

Sell your home quickly — at an accurate price

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

On a daily basis, we determine the difference in value things like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. And we're experts in knowing how long housesstay on the market. So, getting a professional appraisal is a reliable 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.

Let Appraise Colorado Inc assist you in selling your home quickly at the right price