Let Arizona Desert Appraisal take care of your appraisalTo many, an appraisal is simply another fee on the break-sheet for a mortgage or refinance. Nearly all lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high, even though there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation processes that may seem cheaper than an appraisal. You might think that securing a mortgage is the only basis for getting an appraisal, but there are more cases when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional could be helpful.
Dispute your tax assessment in Mohave CountyIt's likely you're paying too much in property taxes if you reside in an area where property values have declined. Ad Valorem 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 challenge your assessment and save money. When building your case, an appraisal from Arizona Desert Appraisal is your best evidence. We're capable of assisting you in challenging your tax assessment.
Arizona Desert Appraisal can help you do away with PMI to lower your mortgage paymentPrivate Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is an added insurance plan that nearly all lenders ask homeowners to buy when the amount being loaned to the home buyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the property. This additional payment is often folded into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. This is unfortunate because PMI is no longer required when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% mark. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was implemented by the United States Congress that requires lenders to dismiss the PMI installments on most mortgages when the balance is paid down to 78% of the original value.
If you'd like to eliminate PMI, Arizona Desert Appraisal will give you a statement regarding the value of your home. The cost of the appraisal can often be regained in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.
An appraisal from Arizona Desert Appraisal will help you settle a divorce with less stressA divorce can be a very daunting event for both parties, and it is often further complicated by the hard decision of who maintains the house. It's a good idea to get an appraisal from Arizona Desert Appraisal so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their home, regardless of the circumstances.
The parties will have a clearer picture 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 gotten a fair assessment.
Fair and accurate estate liquidation with Arizona Desert AppraisalSettling an estateThe death of a loved one is a difficult 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 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. A home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, so understanding the true value of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've received an honest deal.
Arizona Desert Appraisal can help you with relocating to or from Mohave CountyMoving due to a job change can be a stressful event, and we understand. That's why we take great care in setting up an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our intensive process, we recommend relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive characteristics of their property, as well as information regarding any current sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.
Let Arizona Desert Appraisal help you sell your home quickly at the right priceA professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision regarding your selling price, whether you decide 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, which is different than the interest of real estate agents. Our fees aren't contingent upon the value opinion we render, but rather they are calculated on our efforts to finish the appraisal.
On a daily basis, we examine the difference in value items like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. Getting a professional appraisal is a reliable way to decide 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 - because we're experts in knowing how long properties stay on the market.