Reasons to get an appraisal from Certified Residential Inc

Thousands of people in Ohio buy, sell or refinance their home each month. A lot of these transactions contain a simple line item for an appraisal. While there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation methods that may appear cheaper than an appraisal, almost all lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are very high. You might assume that obtaining a mortgage is the only reason you should get an appraisal, but there are other cases when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might be beneficial.

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Appeal your tax assessment in Fairfield County

It's probable you're paying too much in property taxes if you reside in an area where property values have declined. Property taxes are based upon a past assessment of your house, so if values are less than what they used to be in your neighborhood, you can appeal your assessment and save money. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. We can assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

Eliminating PMI for mortgage payments

When the amount being loaned to the homeowneris more than 80% of the actual value of the property, many lenders ask home owners to purchase this additional insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Since the additional payment is usually bundled into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. PMI becomes unnecessary when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - dips below the 80% level, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was implemented by the United States Congress that requires lenders to do away with the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Certified Residential Inc will give you a statement regarding the value of your home, and the price you paid for 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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Divorce settlement with fewer hang-ups

A divorce is often complicated by the strenuous decision of who maintains the property, and it can be a very horrible ordeal for both parties. Regardless of the circumstances, 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 home.

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

Fair and accurate estate liquidation

Losing a loved one is a difficult 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 fullest 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 matters, unlike wealthy individuals. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up an uneven share of the total estate value, understanding the true worth of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've received an honest deal.

Move to or from Fairfield County for work

Employee relocation is a stressful event, and we understand. We take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our detailed inspection, we suggest relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive characteristics of their property, along with information about any recent sales or listings in their area that they want considered.

Sell your home quickly — at an accurate price

A professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision when determining your asking price, whether you decide 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 depend on our efforts to complete the appraisal report and not a percentage of the sales price.

On a daily basis, we determine 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.

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