6 Reasons to consider an appraisal from Phoenix Valuations, LLC

To a lot of people, an appraisal is simply one more thing on the settlement sheet for a home purchase or refinance. Even though there are a budding number of automated home valuation methods that may appear to be more practical than an appraisal, nearly all lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are so high. Is getting a mortgage the only basis for getting an appraisal? Are there more situations when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could be helpful? Of course.

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Dispute your tax assessment

If you reside in an area where property values have declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from Phoenix Valuations, LLC is your best evidence when building your case. We're capable of assisting you in disputing your tax assessment.

Get rid of PMI to lower your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the home buyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the home, many lenders ask home owners to buy this extra insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Oftentimes, this additional payment is lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. PMI isn't required when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% level, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the United States Congress passed a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) that requires lenders to dismiss the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to get rid of PMI, Phoenix Valuations, LLC will produce a statement regarding the value of your home. The expense of the home valuation can usually be regained in just a few months because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Settle a divorce with fewer hang-ups

A divorce can be a very horrible experience for both parties, and it is often even more complicated by the burdensome decision of who maintains the house. So both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their house, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Phoenix Valuations, LLC, regardless of the circumstances.

If the parties need to sell the home, they'll have a a good idea of what price to set. And on the flip side, if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair assessment.

Determine an accurate and fair valuation for estate liquidation

Losing a loved one is a painful time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often entails an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the residential property involved. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, guaranteeing the highest degree of discretion.

Unlike wealthier individuals, most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to handle these affairs. And since a home or other property often makes up an uneven share of the total estate value, understanding the true value of the real estate at hand is of vital importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've gotten an honest deal.

Move to or from Maricopa County for work

Employee relocation is a stressful event, and we understand. That's why we take great care in organizing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide input on the positive features of their property, as well as information regarding any current sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our intensive inspection.

Sell your home promptly — for an accurate price

A professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision regarding your selling price, whether you want to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for. Our fees aren't related to the sales price, but rather they depend on our efforts to complete the appraisal report.

We examine the difference in value items like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Obtaining 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 houses are one the market.

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