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Let Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC handle your appraisal

To many, an appraisal is simply another cost on the break-sheet for a home sale or refinance. Almost all lenders still call for a local expert because the stakes are so high, even though there are an increasing number of automated home valuation methods that may appear more practical than an appraisal. But is securing a mortgage the only reason to get an appraisal? Are there more times when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might be helpful? Of course there are.

For real estate appraisals in Lakeway and Travis County, it's easiest when your order online from Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC, just click here.

Challenge your tax assessment in Travis County

If you reside in an area where property values have 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. At Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC,we can assist you in appealing your tax assessment.

Let Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC help you do away with PMI to lower your mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is a supplemental insurance policy that most lenders ask home owners to buy when the amount being loaned to the home buyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the home. More often than not, this added payment is lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. PMI is unnecessary when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - dips below the 80% mark, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was implemented by the United States Congress requiring lenders to remove the PMI installments when the balance is paid down to 78% of the original value.

If you'd like to eliminate PMI, Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC can produce a statement regarding the value of your home. The cost of the home valuation can generally be recovered 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 often complicated by the troublesome decision of who gets the property, and it can be a very traumatic ordeal for both parties. So both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their house, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from Price Appraisals & Realty, LLC, regardless of the circumstances.

The parties will have a clearer picture of what price to set, if they want to sell the home. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've gotten a fair evaluation.

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

Losing a loved one is a hard 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 highest 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 do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these affairs. A home or other property often makes up an uneven share of the total estate value, so knowing the true value of the real estate at hand is of significant importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've gotten an honest deal.

Relocating to or from Travis County

Employee relocation is a stressful event, and we understand. That being said, we take great care in organizing 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 detailed process.

Selling your home quickly 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 will help you make a more informed decision when determining your asking price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, which is different than the interest of real estate agents. The price we charge isn't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they are based on our efforts to complete the appraisal.

On a daily basis, we analyze the difference in value items like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. And we're experts in knowing how long homes are on the market. So, seeking a professional appraisal is a reliable 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 too long, costing you time and money.