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Reasons to order an appraisal from Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC

Thousands of people in Texas purchase, sell or refinance their home every year. Most of these transactions involve a simple line item for an appraisal. The majority of lenders still call for a local expert because the stakes are so high, even though there are a growing number of automated home valuation methods that might appear to be more practical than an appraisal. Is securing a mortgage the only reason to acquire an appraisal? Are there additional cases when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could be helpful? You bet.

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Dispute your tax assessment

If you are in an area where the value of property has declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC is your best evidence when building your case. We're equipped to assist you in challenging your tax assessment.

Removing PMI for mortgage payments

When the amount being loaned to the homebuyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the home, most lenders ask home buyers to buy this additional insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Since the additional payment is usually lumped into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. PMI isn't required when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - decreases below the 80% mark, making this very unfortunate. In fact, the United States Congress passed a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) requiring lenders to remove the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to eliminate PMI, Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC will provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home. The expense of the home valuation can often be regained in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Get a fair valuation on a home take make a divorce settlement less stressful

A divorce is a particularly horrible ordeal for the parties involved, and it is often even more complicated by the troublesome decision of who keeps the property. It's a good idea to order an appraisal from Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their property, regardless of the circumstances.

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

The loss of a loved one is a hard 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, guaranteeing the utmost degree of discretion.

Unlike wealthier individuals, most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these issues. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, knowing the true value of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've received a fair deal.

Move to or from Travis County through an employee relocation program

Employee relocation is a stressful event, and we understand. That being said, we take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our detailed inspection, we suggest relocating employees to provide input on the positive features of their property, along with information about any recent sales or listings in their area that they want considered.

Close on your home promptly — at the right price

Whether you choose to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal can help you make a more informed decision when determining 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 related to the sales price, but rather they rest on our efforts to finish the appraisal report.

We determine the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Getting 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 homes are one the market.

Let Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC assist you in selling your home quickly at the right price