Reasons you should order an appraisal from Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc .

Thousands of people in Florida buy, sell or refinance their home every month. A lot of these transactions involve a simple line item for an appraisal. Even though there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation methods that may appear to be less expensive than an appraisal, practically all lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are very high. You might assume that obtaining a mortgage is the only reason to get an appraisal, but there are more instances when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional could be helpful.

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Appeal your tax assessment in Hillsborough County

If you live in an area where the property value has depreciated, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc . is your best evidence when building your case. At Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc ., we're capable of assisting you in appealing your tax assessment.

Eliminate PMI to lower your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the home owneris more than 80% of the actual value of the home, nearly all lenders ask home buyers to buy this supplemental 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. 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, making this very unfortunate. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was invoked by the United States Congress that requires lenders to remove the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to do away with PMI, Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc . will produce a statement regarding the value of your home. The cost of the appraisal can generally be offset in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Divorce settlement with less stress

A divorce is often complicated by the troublesome decision of who gets the house, and it can be a particularly horrible event for both parties. So both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their home, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc ., regardless of the circumstances.

If the parties want to sell the home, they'll have a clearer picture of what price to set. And on the flip side, 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 difficult 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. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the utmost degree of discretion.

Unlike wealthy individuals, most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these matters. And since a home or other property often makes up an unequal 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 received a fair deal.

Relocate to or from Hillsborough County through an employee relocation program

We understand the stress associated with an employee relocation. We take great care in organizing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our thorough inspection, we recommend relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive characteristics of their property, as well as information regarding any current sales or listings in their area that they want considered.

Sell your home quickly — for the right price

Whether you decide to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision when determining your asking price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, apart from real estate agents. Our fees depend on our efforts to finish the appraisal report and not a percentage of the sales price.

We analyze the difference in value items like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Seeking a professional appraisal is a reliable 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 are one the market.

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