Why you should hire an appraiser

Thousands of people in Arizona buy, sell or refinance their home every year. A lot of these transactions involve a simple line item for an appraisal. The majority of lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are very high, even though there are a growing number of automated home valuation systems that might appear less expensive than an appraisal. Is obtaining a mortgage the only reason to acquire an appraisal? Are there more cases when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might come in handy? You bet.

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Challenge your tax assessment in Maricopa County

It's probable you're paying too much in property taxes if you reside in an area where property values have depreciated. Property taxes are based upon a previous assessment of your home, so if prices have gone down in your area, you can appeal your assessment and save money. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. We're qualified to assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

Eliminate PMI to lower your mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is an additional insurance plan that many lenders ask homeowners to purchase when the amount being loaned to the home buyer 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. PMI is unnecessary when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - decreases below the 80% level, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was invoked by the United States Congress requiring lenders to do away with the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Phoenix Valuations, LLC can produce a statement regarding the value of your home, and the expense of the home valuation can often be offset in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Get a fair valuation on a home take make a divorce settlement less stressful

A divorce can be a particularly horrible ordeal for both parties, and it is often more complicated by the hard decision of who maintains the house. So both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their home, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from Phoenix Valuations, LLC, regardless of the circumstances.

The parties will have a clearer picture of what price to set, if they need to sell the home. And 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 calls for an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the residential property involved. We guarantee the highest degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these issues, unlike wealthier individuals. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, understanding the true worth of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've received a fair deal.

Relocate to or from Maricopa County for work

Employee relocation is a stressful event, and we understand. That being said, we take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive features of their property, along with information regarding any new sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our intensive inspection.

Sell your home quickly — for the right price

A professional appraisal can help you make a more informed decision when determining your selling price, whether you want to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike real estate agents. Our fees are based on our efforts to finish the appraisal report and and aren't related to the sales price.

We analyze the difference in value items like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. And we're experts in knowing how long homesstay on the market. So, seeking a professional appraisal is a trusted way to decide 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.

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