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Let (208) 782-0233 serve your appraisal needs

To many, an appraisal is simply a line item on the settlement sheet for a home sale or refinance. While there are a budding number of automated home valuation processes that may appear to be more prudent than an appraisal, nearly all lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are very high. You might think that securing a mortgage is the only reason to get an appraisal, but there are other times when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could be helpful.

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Challenge your tax assessment

It's quite possible you're paying too much in property taxes if you live in an area where property values have depreciated. Property taxes are determined by a previous assessment of your house, so if prices have declined in your neighborhood, you can challenge your assessment and save money. An appraisal from (208) 782-0233 is your best evidence when building your case. We can assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

Eliminating PMI for mortgage payments

When the amount being loaned to the home owneris more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate, nearly all lenders ask buyers to purchase this extra insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This added payment is often lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. This is unfortunate because PMI isn't necessary when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% mark. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was implemented by the United States Congress requiring lenders to remove the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

(208) 782-0233 can provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home, and the expense of the home valuation can generally be recovered in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Settle a divorce with fewer hang-ups

A divorce is often complicated by the challenging decision of who gets the property, and it can be an especially daunting experience for both parties. It's a good idea to order an appraisal from (208) 782-0233 so both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their home, regardless of the situation.

If the parties want 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 evaluation.

Fair and accurate estate liquidation

Losing a loved one is a painful time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often requires an appraisal to establish Fair 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).

Most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these issues, unlike many wealthy individuals. A home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, so understanding the true worth of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten an honest deal.

Move to or from Bingham County through an employee relocation program

Employee relocation can be a stressful event, and we understand. We take great care in establishing a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our thorough inspection, we suggest relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive features of their property, as well as information regarding any new sales or listings in their area that they want considered.

Close on your home quickly — for the right price

A professional appraisal can help you make a better educated decision regarding your asking 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 amount the house sells for. Our fees aren't related to the sales price, but rather they are based on our efforts to finish the appraisal report.

On a daily basis, we analyze the difference in value items like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. Seeking 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 homes stay on the market.

Let (208) 782-0233 help you sell your home quickly at the right price