6 Reasons you should order an appraisal from Certified Residential Inc

Year after year, thousands of people in Ohio purchase, sell or refinance their home. Most of these transactions contain a simple line item for an appraisal. Almost all lenders still call for a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high, even though there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation systems that may seem more economical than an appraisal. Is securing a mortgage the only reason to get an appraisal? Are there also instances when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might be beneficial? You bet.

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Dispute your tax assessment in Fairfield County

If you are in an area where the property value has depreciated, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from Certified Residential Inc is your best evidence when building your case. We're equipped to assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

PMI removal to lower a mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is a supplemental insurance plan that nearly all lenders ask homeowners to buy when the amount being loaned to the home owner is more than 80% of the actual value of the property. This additional payment is often bundled into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. This is bad because PMI is unnecessary when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - goes below the 80% level. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was invoked by the United States Congress that requires lenders to dismiss the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Certified Residential Inc will provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home, and the cost of the appraisal can generally be regained 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 experience for both parties, and it is often more complicated by the challenging decision of who maintains the home. It's a good idea to order an appraisal from Certified Residential Inc so both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their property, 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 if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've gotten a fair assessment.

Ascertain an accurate and fair 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. We ensure the utmost degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these issues, unlike wealthier individuals. And seeing that 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 significant importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've gotten 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 establishing 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 current sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our detailed inspection.

Sell your home promptly — at the right price

Whether you choose to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal will help you make a more informed decision when determining your selling price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, unlike real estate agents. Our fees aren't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they are calculated on our efforts to finish the appraisal report.

We determine the difference in value things like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. And we're experts in knowing how long housesare on the market. So, obtaining a professional appraisal is a trusted 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.

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