Why you should get an appraisal from Certified Residential Inc

Each year, thousands of people in Ohio buy, sell or refinance their home. A lot of these transactions have a simple line item for an appraisal. Almost all lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are very high, even though there are a budding number of automated home valuation processes that might seem more practical than an appraisal. You might believe that securing a mortgage is the only basis for getting an appraisal, but there are more situations when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might be beneficial.

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Challenge your tax assessment in Fairfield County

It's probable you're paying too much in property taxes if you live in an area where property values have depreciated. Ad Valorem taxes are determined by a previous assessment of your house, so if prices have declined in your area, you can challenge your assessment and save money. An appraisal from Certified Residential Inc is your best evidence when building your case. We're capable of assisting you in challenging your tax assessment.

Eliminating PMI for mortgage payments

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is an extra insurance policy that nearly all lenders ask home buyers to purchase when the amount being loaned to the homebuyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the home. This additional payment is often lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is soon forgotten. PMI isn't required when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% level, making this very unfortunate. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was implemented by the United States Congress requiring lenders to eliminate the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Certified Residential Inc can provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home, and the cost of the home valuation can often be regained in just a few months because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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

A divorce is often complicated by the hard decision of who gets the property, and it can be a particularly daunting occurrence for both parties. It's a good idea to get an appraisal from Certified Residential Inc so both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their home, regardless of the circumstances.

If the parties wish 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.

Ascertain an accurate and fair valuation for 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 real estate involved. We ensure the maximum 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 handle these affairs. 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 walk away knowing they've gotten an honest deal.

Relocate to or from Fairfield County through an employee relocation program

We are aware of the headaches involved with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide input on the positive aspects of their property, as well as information regarding any recent sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our intensive inspection.

Close on your home quickly — 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 can help you make a more informed decision when determining your selling price. Apart from a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees aren't related to the sales price, but rather they depend on our efforts to finish the appraisal report.

On a daily basis, we analyze the difference in value things like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. Seeking 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, because we're experts in knowing how long houses are one the market.

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