Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Scottsdale and Maricopa County
The top seven reasons AZ homeowners use Phoenix Valuations, LLC:
Own a home in or near Scottsdale, AZ and need help determining the value of it?
At Phoenix Valuations, LLC, we understand the unique needs of a consumer looking for appraisal services. While our typical clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get an extra level of customer service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.
Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner (FSBO)
It's very hard to be objective about your home because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. Our professional appraisers at Phoenix Valuations, LLC are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we will tell you what you need to know. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. It's something tangible to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's price, not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Interested buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value judgement than yours.
Appraisals to remove PMI
PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. An attractive way to cut expenses for homeowners is to get the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount 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're veterans in helping people just like you get rid of unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.
Challenge Tax Assessment
Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a region that is declining or not appreciating as much as other homes close by. That only means you're probably paying more taxes than you should. The faster 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 a professional appraisal from Phoenix Valuations, LLC is your number one weapon.
Was your HELOC recently frozen?
Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender just might choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is in a declining area. This can be be damaging to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also inconvenient from a cash flow point of view. Phoenix Valuations, LLC can provide you with efficient appraisal that will help you reinstate your HELOC.
Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?
Do you need a seasoned appraiser to double-check your appraisal for preciseness, or do you need a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comparables in a field review. If you're in a rush, we'll provide you with a 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? We can help with that too. While typically requested by banks, you may desire to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.