Reasons to order an appraisal from Certified Residential Inc

To many, an appraisal is simply a line item in the long list of items for a home sale or refinance. Even though there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation methods that may seem more economical than an appraisal, practically all lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are so high. You might believe that getting a mortgage is the only basis for getting an appraisal, but there are additional instances when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional could come in handy.

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Dispute your tax assessment in Fairfield County

It's possible you're paying too much in property taxes if you live in an area where property values have depreciated. Property taxes are determined by a previous assessment of your house, so if prices are less than what they used to be in your neighborhood, you can challenge your assessment and save money. An appraisal from Certified Residential Inc is your best evidence when building your case. We can assist you in challenging your tax assessment.

PMI removal to reduce a mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is an additional insurance policy that most 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. This added payment is often lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is promptly forgotten. This is damaging because PMI becomes unnecessary when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - decreases below the 80% mark. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was implemented by the United States Congress that requires lenders to remove the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to get rid of PMI, Certified Residential Inc can give you a statement regarding the value of your home. The cost of the appraisal can often 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 can be a very daunting experience for both parties, and it is often further complicated by the difficult decision of who maintains the house. Regardless of the situation, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Certified Residential Inc so both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their house.

The parties will have a better 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

Losing a loved one is a painful time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often entails an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the residential property involved. We ensure the utmost degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Unlike wealthy individuals, most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these matters. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up an uneven share of the total estate value, 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 Fairfield County for work

We understand the stress involved with an employee relocation. That's why we take great care in organizing a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive features of their property, as well as information about any new sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our thorough inspection.

Close on your home promptly — for the right price

A professional appraisal can help you make a better educated decision when determining your selling price, whether you want to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, apart from real estate agents. Our fees are calculated on our efforts to complete the appraisal report and not a percentage of the sales price.

We analyze the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Obtaining a professional appraisal is a trusted way to determine 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 properties are one the market.

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