Let Certified Residential Inc take care of your appraisal needs

To a lot of people, an appraisal is simply one more thing in the long list of items for a home sale or refinance. And even though there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation processes that might appear cheaper than an appraisal, the majority of lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are so high. Is securing a mortgage the only reason to get an appraisal? Are there other situations when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might come in handy? Of course.

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Dispute your tax assessment

If you reside in an area where the value of property has declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. We're capable of assisting you in appealing your tax assessment.

PMI removal to reduce your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the home owneris more than 80% of the actual value of the property, nearly all lenders ask homebuyers to buy this extra insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Since the extra payment is usually lumped into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. This is unfavorable because PMI isn't required when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% mark. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was implemented by the United States Congress requiring lenders to eliminate the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to do away with PMI, Certified Residential Inc can produce a statement regarding the value of your home. 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 can be a very horrible ordeal for both parties, and it is often more complicated by the difficult decision of who maintains the house. It's a good idea to order an appraisal from Certified Residential Inc so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their home, regardless of the circumstances.

The parties will have a better idea of what price to set, if they want to sell the home. And on the flip side, if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair evaluation.

Ascertain a fair and accurate valuation for estate liquidation

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

Most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to handle these affairs, unlike wealthy individuals. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, understanding the true value of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've received a fair deal.

Move to or from Fairfield County through an employee relocation program

Employee relocation is a stressful event, and we understand. We take great care in organizing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive aspects of their property, as well as information regarding any new sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our thorough inspection.

Close on your home quickly — at the right 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 with the help 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 are calculated on our efforts to finish the appraisal report and and aren't related to the sales price.

On a daily basis, we analyze the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. And we're experts in knowing how long housesstay on the market. So, seeking 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.

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