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

To a lot of people, an appraisal is simply another cost in the long list of items for a mortgage or refinance. The majority of lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high, even though there are a developing number of automated home valuation systems that may appear more prudent than an appraisal. You might think that securing a mortgage is the only reason to get an appraisal, but there are other instances when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might be beneficial.

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Dispute your tax assessment in Travis County

If you live in an area where the property value has declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. At Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC, we're qualified to assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

PMI removal to reduce your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the home owneris more than 80% of the actual value of the property, many lenders ask home owners to take out this additional insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Since the extra payment is usually folded into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. PMI is no longer required when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% mark, making this very unfortunate. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was implemented by the United States Congress requiring lenders to eliminate the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC will produce a statement regarding the value of your home, and the cost of the appraisal can generally be recovered in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Divorce settlement with fewer hang-ups

A divorce is often complicated by the strenuous decision of who gets the home, and it can be a very daunting event for both parties. It's a good idea to get an appraisal from Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC so both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their home, regardless of the circumstances.

The parties will have a a good idea of what price to set, if they wish 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.

Fair and accurate 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, guaranteeing the maximum degree of discretion.

Most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these matters, unlike wealthy individuals. A home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, so understanding the true worth of the real estate at hand is of vital importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've received an honest deal.

Relocate to or from Travis County for work

We are aware of the headaches associated with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in organizing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our intensive inspection, we suggest relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive features of their property, as well as information regarding any recent sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Sell your home quickly — at the right price

Whether you want to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal can help you make a better educated decision when determining your selling price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, unlike real estate agents. Our fees rest on our efforts to complete the appraisal report and and aren't related to the sales price.

On a daily basis, we examine the difference in value items like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. 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, because we're experts in knowing how long properties stay on the market.

Let Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC help you sell your home quickly at the right price