Reasons to choose an appraisal from Premier Appraisal of SoCal

To a lot of us, an appraisal is simply another fee on the break-sheet for a mortgage or refinance. And even though there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation methods that might appear more prudent 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 more instances when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might be beneficial? Absolutely.

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Appeal your tax assessment

If you are in an area where property values have depreciated, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from Premier Appraisal of SoCal is your best evidence when building your case. We can assist you in appealing your tax assessment.

Eliminating PMI for mortgage payments

When the amount being loaned to the homeowneris more than 80% of the actual value of the property, nearly all lenders ask home owners to purchase this added insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This extra payment is often bundled into the monthly mortgage payment and is promptly forgotten. This is damaging because PMI is no longer required when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - dips below the 80% level. In fact, the United States Congress invoked a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) requiring lenders to do away with the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to do away with PMI, Premier Appraisal of SoCal will give you a statement regarding the value of your home. The expense of the appraisal can often be regained in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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

A divorce can be a particularly daunting ordeal for both parties, and it is often further complicated by the challenging decision of who gets the property. Regardless of the circumstances, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Premier Appraisal of SoCal so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their property.

The parties will have a better 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 gotten a fair assessment.

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 calls for an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the real estate involved. We guarantee the fullest 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 manage these issues. A home or other property often makes up an uneven share of the total estate value, so knowing the true value of the real estate at hand is of vital importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten an honest deal.

Move to or from Orange County through an employee relocation program

We are familiar with the stress associated with an employee relocation. That's why we take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our intensive inspection, we recommend relocating employees to provide input on the positive attributes of their property, along with information regarding any current sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Close on your home promptly — for the right price

Whether you choose 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 asking price. Apart from a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for. Our fees are calculated on our efforts to finish the appraisal report and not a percentage of the sales price.

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 housesare on the market. So, obtaining a professional appraisal is a trusted way to decide 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.

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