Attention homeowners in Scottsdale and Maricopa County: Need an appraisal?
The top seven reasons AZ homeowners order from Phoenix Valuations, LLC:
Do you own a house in or near Scottsdale? Do you need help determining the value of your real estate?
We at Phoenix Valuations, LLC understand the particular needs of a homeowner seeking appraisal services. While our typical business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra customer service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.
For-Sale-By-Owner (FSBO) / Pre-Listing Services
Since you have an emotional attachment to your own house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. The professional appraisers at Phoenix Valuations, LLC will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your property will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer. It's something concrete to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your property's price, and not just how much your house is worth. Interested buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value report than yours.
PMI Removal Appraisals
PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A fashionable way to cut costs for homeowners is to get the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. We are seasoned in helping customers just like you rid yourselves of unneeded PMI insurance.
Challenge property tax assessments
Lets say your house is not appreciating as much as other properties close by -- your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. That means you're probably paying more taxes than you should. The quicker you take care of a matter like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. When challenging your property tax assessment, getting an appraisal from Phoenix Valuations, LLC is your perfect weapon.
Was your HELOC recently frozen?
Your lender might decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is close to a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be be destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also difficult from a cash flow angle. Phoenix Valuations, LLC can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with an expert appraisal.
Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services
Would you like a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for verity? In a field review we will go out and check the subject and comps. Or, if you need it ASAP, we can provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.
Need a retrospective review of an appraisal report? We can help with that too. While usually requested by banks, you may want to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.