Why you should get an appraisal from Phoenix Valuations, LLC

To many, an appraisal just looks like a line item in the long list of items for a home sale or refinance. And while there are a budding number of automated home valuation systems that may seem more practical than an appraisal, almost all lenders still call for a local expert because the stakes are so high. You might assume that obtaining a mortgage is the only basis for getting an appraisal, but there are additional instances when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might come in handy.

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Dispute your tax assessment

If you are in an area where the property value has depreciated, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. We can assist you in appealing your tax assessment.

Remove PMI to lower your mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is an additional insurance plan that many lenders ask buyers to buy when the amount being loaned to the home owner is more than 80% of the actual value of the home. Seeing that extra payment is usually folded into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. PMI is unnecessary when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - goes below the 80% level, making this very unfortunate. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was passed by the United States Congress requiring lenders to remove the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Phoenix Valuations, LLC can give you a statement regarding the value of your home, and the price you paid for the home valuation can often be offset 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 is a particularly horrible ordeal for the parties involved, and it is often even more complicated by the strenuous decision of who maintains the home. So both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their house, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from Phoenix Valuations, LLC, regardless of the situation.

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 gotten a fair evaluation.

Accurate and fair estate liquidation

Losing a loved one is a hard 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. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the fullest degree of discretion.

Most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to handle these affairs, unlike wealthier individuals. A home or other property often makes up an uneven share of the total estate value, so knowing the true worth of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've gotten a fair deal.

Move to or from Maricopa County through an employee relocation program

We are aware of the stress associated with an employee relocation. That's why we take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our intensive inspection, we recommend relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive features of their property, along with information about any recent sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Sell your home promptly — at an accurate price

Whether you choose to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision when determining your asking price. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for. Our fees aren't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they are calculated on our efforts to complete the appraisal report.

We analyze the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Obtaining a professional appraisal is a trusted way to decide 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, because we're experts in knowing how long houses stay on the market.

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