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Why you should order an appraisal

Thousands of people in Texas purchase, sell or refinance their home each year. A lot of these transactions consist of a simple line item for an appraisal. Most lenders still call for a local expert because the stakes are very high, even though there are a budding number of automated home valuation methods that may appear to be less expensive than an appraisal. You might assume that getting a mortgage is the only reason to acquire an appraisal, but there are additional instances when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might come in handy.

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Dispute your tax assessment in Travis County

It's likely you're paying too much in property taxes if you live in an area where property values have declined. Property taxes are determined by a past assessment of your house, so if prices are less than what they used to be in your neighborhood, you can appeal your assessment and save money. When building your case, an appraisal from Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC is your best evidence. We're capable of assisting you in challenging your tax assessment.

How can you eliminate PMI to lower your mortgage payment?

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is an additional insurance plan that nearly all lenders ask home owners to purchase when the amount being loaned to the homeowner is more than 80% of the actual value of the property. Very often, this additional payment is folded into the monthly mortgage payment and is promptly forgotten. This is unfortunate because PMI isn't necessary when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% level. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was passed by the United States Congress that requires lenders to eliminate the PMI installments on most mortgages when the balance is paid down to 78% of the original value.

If you'd like to get rid of PMI, Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC can produce a statement regarding the value of your home. The cost of the appraisal can usually be offset in just a few months because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

Settling a divorce with less stress with an appraisal from Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC

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

The parties will have a better idea of what price to set, if they want to sell the home. And on the flip side, if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've gotten a fair assessment.

Accurate and fair estate liquidation with Price Appraisals & Realty, LLCSettling an estate

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 Market Value for the residential property involved. We ensure the fullest degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Unlike wealthier individuals, most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these affairs. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, understanding the absolute value of the real estate at hand is of vital importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've received a fair deal.

Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC can assist you in relocating to or from Travis County

We are familiar with the stress associated with an employee relocation. That's why we take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our detailed process, we encourage employees that are moving to provide input on the positive features of their property, along with information regarding any recent sales or listings in their area that they want considered.

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

Whether you decide to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision when determining your asking price. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. The price we charge isn't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they depend on our efforts to complete the appraisal.

We determine the difference in value things like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. And we're experts in knowing how long houses stay on the market. So, seeking a professional appraisal is a trusted way to determine what improvements will add value and what an applicable sales price is for your home so you don't come up short or have your house on the market an unnecessarily long time.