6 Reasons to choose an appraisal from Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc .

Each year, thousands of people in Florida buy, sell or refinance their home. Most of these transactions involve a simple line item for an appraisal. And even though there are a growing number of automated home valuation methods that may seem more practical than an appraisal, almost all lenders still call for a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high. You might think that getting a mortgage is the only reason to get an appraisal, but there are more situations when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might be beneficial.

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Contest your tax assessment

If you reside in an area where property values have declined, 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. We can assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

PMI removal to reduce a mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the homebuyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate, nearly all lenders ask buyers to buy this extra insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Seeing that additional payment is usually folded into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. PMI isn't required when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% mark, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was invoked by the United States Congress that requires lenders to dismiss the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc . can give you a statement regarding the value of your home, and the expense of the home valuation can usually be regained in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Get a fair valuation on a home for divorce settlements

A divorce is often complicated by the burdensome decision of who maintains the house, and it can be a particularly daunting experience for both parties. So both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their property, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Appraisal Services of Brandon, Inc ., regardless of the circumstances.

If the parties need 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 received a fair evaluation.

Determine an accurate and fair valuation for estate liquidation

Losing a loved one is a hard time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often requires an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the residential property 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).

Most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these matters, unlike many wealthy individuals. A home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, so knowing the true worth of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've received an honest deal.

Move to or from Hillsborough County for work

We are aware of the stress involved with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in organizing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive characteristics of their property, along with information regarding any current sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our detailed inspection.

Sell your home quickly — at the right price

A professional appraisal can help you make a better educated decision when determining your selling price, whether you decide to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike real estate agents. Our fees rest 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 items like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. And we're experts in knowing how long housesare on the market. So, seeking a professional appraisal is a trusted way to determine what improvements will add value and what a suitable 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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