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Reasons to order an appraisal from Kelly Real Estate Services Inc.

Each year, thousands of people in Illinois purchase, sell or refinance their home. Most of these transactions contain a simple line item for an appraisal. Practically all lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are very high, even though there are a developing number of automated home valuation methods that may seem less expensive than an appraisal. Is getting a mortgage the only reason to acquire an appraisal? Are there other instances when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might be beneficial? Absolutely.

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Dispute your tax assessment in Maricopa County

It's likely you're paying too much in property taxes if you reside in an area where property values have depreciated. Ad Valorem taxes are based upon a past assessment of your home, so if prices have declined in your area, you can appeal your assessment and save money. An appraisal from Kelly Real Estate Services Inc. is your best evidence when building your case. At Kelly Real Estate Services Inc., we're qualified to assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

Get rid of PMI to lower your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the home buyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the home, nearly all lenders ask buyers to purchase this extra insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Seeing that extra payment is usually bundled into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. This is bad because PMI isn't required when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - goes below the 80% mark. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was passed by the United States Congress requiring lenders to remove the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Kelly Real Estate Services Inc. can provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home, and the expense of the appraisal can often be offset in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Settle a divorce with fewer hang-ups

A divorce is often complicated by the hard decision of who keeps the property, and it can be a particularly horrible ordeal for both parties. It's a good idea to order an appraisal from Kelly Real Estate Services Inc. so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their house, regardless of the situation.

If the parties wish to sell the home, they'll have a a good idea 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 assessment.

Determine a fair and accurate valuation for estate liquidation

Losing a loved one is a difficult time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often entails an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the residential property involved. We guarantee the utmost degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to handle these issues, unlike 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 significant importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've received a fair deal.

Relocate to or from Maricopa County through an employee relocation program

We understand the headaches involved with an employee relocation. That's why we take great care in organizing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our thorough inspection, we encourage relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive aspects of their property, along with information about any new sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Close on your home quickly — for the right price

A professional appraisal will help you make a more informed decision regarding your selling price, whether you decide to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, apart from real estate agents. Our fees are calculated on our efforts to finish the appraisal report and and aren't related to the sales price.

We analyze the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Obtaining a professional appraisal is a trusted way to decide 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, because we're experts in knowing how long properties are one the market.

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