6 Reasons to consider an appraisal from Lundquist Appraisals & Real Estate Services

To a lot of people, an appraisal is simply one more thing on the settlement sheet for a home purchase or refinance. Nearly all lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are so high, even though there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation methods that may seem more practical than an appraisal. Is getting a mortgage the only reason to get an appraisal? Are there other instances when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could be helpful? Of course.

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Contest your tax assessment

If you live in an area where the value of property has declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from Lundquist Appraisals & Real Estate Services is your best evidence when building your case. At Lundquist Appraisals & Real Estate Services, we're capable of assisting you in challenging your tax assessment.

PMI removal to reduce a mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the buyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the property, nearly all lenders ask home buyers to buy this extra insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This additional payment is often lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is soon forgotten. This is unfavorable because PMI isn't necessary when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - goes below the 80% level. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was invoked by the United States Congress requiring lenders to dismiss the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Lundquist Appraisals & Real Estate Services will provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home, and the expense of the appraisal can usually be regained 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 is an especially traumatic ordeal for the parties involved, and it is often even more complicated by the challenging decision of who gets the home. It's a good idea to get an appraisal from Lundquist Appraisals & Real Estate Services so both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their property, regardless of the situation.

The parties will have a good idea of what price to set, if they wish to sell the home. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair evaluation.

Fair and accurate estate liquidation

The loss 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 Fair Market Value for the real estate involved. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, guaranteeing the utmost degree of discretion.

Most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these affairs, unlike wealthier individuals. A home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, so understanding the true value 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 Wabash County for work

We know the stress associated with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our thorough inspection, we encourage relocating employees to provide input on the positive characteristics of their property, along with information regarding any current sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Close on your home promptly — at an accurate price

Whether you choose to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal can help you make a better educated decision regarding your selling price. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees are based on our efforts to finish the appraisal report and and aren't related to the sales price.

On a daily basis, we determine the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. And we're experts in knowing how long homesstay on the market. So, getting 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 an unnecessarily long time.

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