Reasons to choose an appraisal from Phoenix Valuations, LLC

Thousands of people in Arizona purchase, sell or refinance their home each month. Most of these transactions consist of a simple line item for an appraisal. Most lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are so high, even though there are an increasing number of automated home valuation processes that might appear to be more prudent than an appraisal. You might believe that securing a mortgage is the only reason you should get an appraisal, but there are other times when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might come in handy.

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Contest your tax assessment in Maricopa County

It's probable you're paying too much in property taxes if you live in an area where property values have declined. Property taxes are determined by a previous assessment of your home, so if values are less than what they used to be in your area, you can challenge your assessment and save money. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. At Phoenix Valuations, LLC, we're equipped to assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

Get rid of PMI to lower your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the homeowneris more than 80% of the actual value of the property, nearly all lenders ask homebuyers to take out this additional insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Very often, this added payment is lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. PMI isn't required when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - dips below the 80% mark, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the United States Congress invoked 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.

Phoenix Valuations, LLC will give you a statement regarding the value of your home, and the price you paid for the home valuation can usually be recovered in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Settle a divorce with less stress

A divorce is often complicated by the burdensome decision of who keeps the home, and it can be an especially daunting occurrence for both parties. So both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their property, 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 want to sell the home. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair assessment.

Accurate and fair estate liquidation

The death of a loved one is a hard 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. We guarantee the fullest degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Unlike wealthier individuals, most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these issues. And since a home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, knowing the true value of the real estate at hand is of significant importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten a fair deal.

Move to or from Maricopa County through an employee relocation program

We understand the headaches associated with an employee relocation. We take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our thorough inspection, we encourage relocating employees to provide input on the positive aspects of their property, along with information regarding any new sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Close on 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 choose to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, unlike real estate agents. Our fees are calculated on our efforts to finish the appraisal report and not a percentage of the sales price.

On a daily basis, we examine the difference in value items like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. And we're experts in knowing how long propertiesare on the market. So, getting a professional appraisal is a reliable way to determine what improvements will add value and what an appropriate sales price is for your home so you don't come up short or have your house on the market an unnecessarily long time.

Let Phoenix Valuations, LLC assist you in selling your home quickly at the right price