Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Sturtevant and Racine County

Check out the top 7 reasons why WI homeowners hire A & B Tax Service:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home themselves or using a real estate agent)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. To cut a monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a WI divorce, where property needs to be divided
  7. To settle an estate in WI by determining the true market value of property in question

Do you own a house in or near Sturtevant? Do you need help deciding the price of your real estate?
Contact A & B Tax Service.

We at A & B Tax Service understand the special needs of a consumer in need of appraisal services. The appraisal process and reporting formats are familiar to our business clients like banks, lawyers, and CPAs. Being a person not in the real estate business that most likely doesn't see an appraisal on a regular basis,you will receive extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more fully understand what we do and how we report our findings.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner

It's very hard to be objective about your house because of your emotional attachment to it. Our professional appraisers at A & B Tax Service are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we'll tell you what you need to know. A professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your property will attract interested buyers. It's something tangible to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value -- not just how much your house is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value report than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

A preferred way to cut costs for homeowners is to get the PMI eliminated from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your property. In most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan. We're veterans in helping people just like you dismiss unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenging Racine county's assessment of your property

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if your home is not appreciating as much as other properties close to yours. This means you are most likely paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the earlier you take care of a matter like this, the better. Getting an appraisal from A & B Tax Service is your number one weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender may just decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is in or near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be inconvenient from a cash flow standpoint, and damaging to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. A & B Tax Service can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with efficient appraisal.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Would you like a second opinion without the expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you want a seasoned appraiser to double-check your appraisal for accuracy? A & B Tax Service offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comps in question. If you're in a rush, we'll provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

We can also provide a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have had in the past. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may wish to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.