Let Kelly Real Estate Services Inc. take care of your appraisal needs
Every year, thousands of people in Illinois purchase, sell or refinance their home. Many of these transactions contain a simple line item for an appraisal. And while there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation methods that might seem more cost-effective than an appraisal, practically all lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are very high. Is securing a mortgage the only reason you should get an appraisal? Are there also situations when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could be beneficial? Of course there are.
Contest your tax assessment in Maricopa County
If you reside in an area where the property value has declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. We can assist you in disputing your tax assessment.
Getting rid of your PMI for mortgage payments
When the amount being loaned to the homebuyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate, nearly all lenders ask homeowners to buy this supplemental insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This additional payment is often bundled into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. This is unfortunate because PMI is unnecessary when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - decreases below the 80% mark. In fact, the United States Congress implemented a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) that requires lenders to eliminate the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.
If you'd like to eliminate PMI, Kelly Real Estate Services Inc. will give you a statement regarding the value of your home. The price you paid for the appraisal can often be offset in just a few months 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 is often complicated by the difficult decision of who gets the property, and it can be an especially traumatic ordeal for both parties. So both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their property, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Kelly Real Estate Services Inc., regardless of the circumstances.
If the parties wish 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
The loss of a loved one is a difficult 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. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the fullest degree of discretion.
Most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these issues, unlike many wealthy individuals. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, understanding the true worth of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've received an honest deal.
Relocate to or from Maricopa County through an employee relocation program
Employee relocation is a stressful event, and we understand. That's why we take great care in setting up a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive features of their property, as well as information regarding any new sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our thorough inspection.
Sell your home promptly — for 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 will help you make a better educated decision regarding your asking price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, apart from real estate agents. Our fees aren't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they depend on our efforts to complete the appraisal report.
On a daily basis, we examine the difference in value items like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. And we're experts in knowing how long housesare 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.