Getting an appraisal from Central Arizona Real Estate AppraisersYear after year, thousands of people in Arizona purchase, sell or refinance their home. Most of these transactions include a simple line item for an appraisal. Even though there are a developing number of automated home valuation methods that might appear to be less expensive than an appraisal, most lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high. But is obtaining a mortgage the only reason you should get an appraisal? Are there other situations when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might be beneficial? You bet there are.
Appeal your tax assessment in Maricopa CountyIf you live 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 Central Arizona Real Estate Appraisers is your best evidence. At Central Arizona Real Estate Appraisers,we can assist you in challenging your tax assessment.
Central Arizona Real Estate Appraisers can help you do away with PMI to lower your mortgage paymentWhen the amount being loaned to the home buyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the home, almost all lenders ask homeowners to purchase an extra insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This added payment is often folded into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. This is unfortunate because PMI isn't required when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% mark. In fact, the United States Congress passed a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) that requires lenders to eliminate the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.
Central Arizona Real Estate Appraisers can give you a statement regarding the value of your home, and the cost of the appraisal can usually be regained in just a few months because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.
An appraisal from Central Arizona Real Estate Appraisers will help you settle a divorce with less stressA divorce is often complicated by the difficult decision of who gets the property, and it can be a particularly heartbreaking occurrence for both parties. So both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their property, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Central Arizona Real Estate Appraisers, regardless of the situation.
The parties will have a a good idea of what price to set, if they want to sell the home. And on the flip side, if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've gotten a fair evaluation.
Settling an estate with peace of mindThe death of 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 ensure the highest degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
Unlike wealthy individuals, most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these issues. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, knowing the true value of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've received an honest deal.
Relocating to or from Maricopa CountyWe are aware of the stress involved with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in setting up an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our detailed process, we encourage relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive aspects of their property, along with information about any current sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.
Sell your home quickly at the right priceA professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision when determining your asking price, whether you decide to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, unlike real estate agents. The price we charge isn't contingent upon the value opinion we render, but rather they are based on our efforts to complete the appraisal.
We examine the difference in value things like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Getting a professional appraisal is a trusted way to determine 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.