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Reasons to order an appraisal from Advantage Appraisal Services, LLC

To many, an appraisal is simply another cost on the settlement sheet for a home purchase or refinance. Practically all lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are very high, even though there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation systems that may appear to be more practical than an appraisal. Is obtaining a mortgage the only basis for getting an appraisal? Are there more cases when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional could come in handy? Of course.

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Dispute your tax assessment

It's probable you're paying too much in property taxes if you reside in an area where property values have declined. Property taxes are determined by a past assessment of your real estate, so if values have gone down in your neighborhood, you can appeal your assessment and save money. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. We can assist you in challenging your tax assessment.

PMI removal to reduce a mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the home buyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate, nearly all lenders ask buyers to purchase this additional insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This added payment is often folded into the monthly mortgage payment and is promptly forgotten. PMI isn't required when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - goes below the 80% mark, making this very unfortunate. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was passed by the United States Congress requiring lenders to dismiss the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to eliminate PMI, Advantage Appraisal Services, LLC will give you a statement regarding the value of your home. The price you paid for the home valuation can generally be offset in just a few months because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Get a clear valuation on a home for divorce settlements

A divorce can be an especially daunting ordeal for both parties, and it is often more complicated by the hard decision of who keeps the house. Regardless of the situation, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from Advantage Appraisal Services, LLC so both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their home.

The parties will have a good idea of what price to set, if they want to sell the home. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received 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 entails 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, guaranteeing the fullest degree of discretion.

Most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to handle these issues, unlike wealthier individuals. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up an uneven share of the total estate value, knowing 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.

Relocate to or from Bingham County for work

We understand the headaches associated with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in organizing a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive attributes of their property, along with information regarding any current sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our thorough inspection.

Close on your home quickly — for an accurate price

Whether you want to sell your home on your own or use the assistance 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 amount the house sells for, unlike real estate agents. Our fees aren't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they rest on our efforts to complete the appraisal report.

On a daily basis, we examine the difference in value things like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. Obtaining a professional appraisal is a trusted 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, because we're experts in knowing how long houses stay on the market.

Let Advantage Appraisal Services, LLC assist you in selling your home quickly at the right price