Why you should order an appraisal from Northern Arizona Appraisal, Inc.

To many, an appraisal is simply one more thing in the long list of items for a home sale or refinance. Almost all lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high, even though there are a budding number of automated home valuation methods that may seem less expensive than an appraisal. Is getting a mortgage the only reason to acquire an appraisal? Are there more situations when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional could be helpful? Absolutely.

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Dispute your tax assessment in Maricopa County

It's quite possible you're paying too much in property taxes if you live in an area where property values have declined. Property taxes are based upon a previous assessment of your house, so if prices have declined in your area, you can appeal your assessment and save money. An appraisal from Northern Arizona Appraisal, Inc. is your best evidence when building your case. We can assist you in appealing your tax assessment.

Remove PMI to lower your mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is a supplemental insurance policy that many lenders ask homebuyers to buy when the amount being loaned to the home owner is more than 80% of the actual value of the property. Oftentimes, this additional payment is lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is soon forgotten. PMI is unnecessary when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - dips below the 80% mark, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the United States Congress implemented a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) that requires lenders to eliminate the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to eliminate PMI, Northern Arizona Appraisal, Inc. can provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home. The price you paid for the home valuation can usually be offset 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 difficult decision of who gets the home, and it can be a very traumatic occurrence for both parties. Regardless of the situation, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from Northern Arizona Appraisal, Inc. so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their home.

If the parties wish to sell the home, they'll have a clearer picture of what price to set. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair evaluation.

Fair and accurate estate liquidation

The death of a loved one is a hard time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often entails an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the real estate involved. We guarantee 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. A home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, so understanding the true value of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten a fair deal.

Relocate to or from Maricopa County for work

Employee relocation can be a stressful event, and we understand. That being said, we take great care in organizing a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our detailed inspection, we recommend relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive aspects of their property, as well as information about any new sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Close on your home promptly — at an accurate 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 better educated decision when determining your selling price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike real estate agents. Our fees aren't related to the sales price, but rather they are based on our efforts to complete the appraisal report.

We analyze the difference in value items like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Getting 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 are one the market.

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