Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Scottsdale and Maricopa County
Here are the top seven reasons why AZ homeowners need Phoenix Valuations, LLC:
Own a house in or near Scottsdale, AZ and need help determining the price of it?
At Phoenix Valuations, LLC, we understand the individual needs of a homeowner seeking appraisal services. While our usual 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. A professional appraiser is objective and will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your property will attract interested buyers. The appraisal is something tangible to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your house's value, and not just how much your home is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value assessment than yours.
Need to remove PMI?
Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) canceled from your mortgage loan is a preferred way to cut costs for homeowners. 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 your lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan. We're experienced in helping consumers just like you dismiss unnecessary PMI insurance.
Challenge a property tax assessment
Lets say you live in an area that's declining -- your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. This means you are going to pay higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the faster you take care of things like this, the better. When challenging your property tax assessment, getting a professional appraisal from Phoenix Valuations, LLC is your number one weapon.
Was your HELOC recently frozen?
Your lender might make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be inopportune from a cash flow viewpoint, and damaging to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Phoenix Valuations, LLC can provide you with an expert appraisal that will help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.
We Also Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services
Do you need a veteran appraiser to double-check your appraisal for preciseness, or do you want a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Phoenix Valuations, LLC offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comps. If you're in a hurry, we'll provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.
We can also provide a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have had in the past. While usually requested by banks, you may desire to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.