Reasons to order an appraisal from A & B Tax Service
Thousands of people in Wisconsin buy, sell or refinance their home every month. Most of these transactions have a simple line item for an appraisal. While there are a developing number of automated home valuation systems that might seem more cost-effective than an appraisal, almost all lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are so high. Is securing a mortgage the only reason to acquire an appraisal? Are there more situations when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional could come in handy? You bet.
Appeal your tax assessment
If you live in an area where the property value has depreciated, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from A & B Tax Service is your best evidence when building your case. We can assist you in disputing your tax assessment.
Remove PMI to lower your mortgage payment
When the amount being loaned to the homeowneris more than 80% of the actual value of the property, most lenders ask homeowners to purchase this supplemental insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Very often, this added payment is bundled into the monthly mortgage payment and is promptly forgotten. This is unfavorable because PMI is no longer required when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% mark. In fact, the United States Congress invoked a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) requiring lenders to dismiss the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.
If you'd like to get rid of PMI, A & B Tax Service can provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home. The price you paid for the appraisal can generally be recovered in just a few months because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.
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Settle a divorce with less stress
A divorce can be a very horrible event for both parties, and it is often further complicated by the strenuous decision of who gets the property. So both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their house, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from A & B Tax Service, regardless of the situation.
The parties will have a better idea of what price to set, if they need to sell the home. And on the flip side, if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair assessment.
Ascertain an accurate and fair valuation for estate liquidation
The death of a loved one is a painful time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often requires an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the real estate involved. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the highest degree of discretion.
Most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these issues, unlike many wealthy individuals. A home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, so knowing the true value 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 Racine County for work
We are familiar with the headaches involved with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide input on the positive characteristics of their property, along with information regarding any current sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our thorough inspection.
Sell your home promptly — for an accurate price
Whether you decide to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal can help you make a more informed decision regarding your asking price. Apart from a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for. Our fees aren't related to the sales price, but rather they rest on our efforts to complete the appraisal report.
On a daily basis, we determine the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. And we're experts in knowing how long propertiesstay on the market. So, obtaining a professional appraisal is a reliable way to decide what improvements will add value and what an appropriate sales price is for your home so you don't come up short or have your house on the market an unnecessarily long time.