Appraisal services for Sturtevant and Racine County homeowners

The top 7 reasons WI homeowners order from A & B Tax Service:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether they're selling the home on their own or using a real estate agent)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. Remove PMI to reduce a mortgage payments
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a WI divorce, where real estate needs to be divided
  7. Settle an estate in WI by determining the true market value of property in question

Own a home in or near Sturtevant, WI and need help deciding the price of it?
Contact A & B Tax Service.

At A & B Tax Service, we understand the individual needs of a homeowner in need of appraisal services. While our typical clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get an extra level of customer service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

Since you have an emotional attachment to your home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. A professional appraiser is objective and will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract interested buyers. It's something tangible to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's value, not just you saying how much your home is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value opinion than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A popular way to save money for homeowners is getting the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is below 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. A & B Tax Service is experienced in helping people just like you rid yourselves of unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenge Tax Assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a region that's declining or not appreciating as much as other homes close to yours. That only means you are most likely paying more taxes than you should. 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 off you'll be. An expert appraisal from A & B Tax Service is your best weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Your lender just might make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is in or near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be unsuitable from a cash flow viewpoint, but it can be unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An expert appraisal from A & B Tax Service can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Also Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

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

We can also provide you with a a retrospective review of any appraisal you may have in your possession. While typically requested by banks, you may want to exercise this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.