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6 Reasons to consider an appraisal from Amerappraise, LLC

Thousands of people in Delaware purchase, sell or refinance their home every year. A lot of these transactions include a simple line item for an appraisal. While there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation processes that might seem less expensive than an appraisal, most lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are so high. Is obtaining a mortgage the only reason you should get an appraisal? Are there other situations when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might be beneficial? Of course.

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Dispute your tax assessment

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 based upon a previous assessment of your house, so if values are less than what they used to be in your area, you can appeal your assessment and save money. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. At Amerappraise, LLC, we're equipped to assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

Getting rid of your PMI for mortgage payments

When the amount being loaned to the homeowneris more than 80% of the actual value of the property, nearly all lenders ask homebuyers to purchase this extra insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. More often than not, this additional payment is folded into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. PMI isn't required when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - dips below the 80% mark, making this very unfortunate. In fact, the United States Congress passed a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) requiring lenders to do away with the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Amerappraise, LLC can produce a statement regarding the value of your home, and the price you paid for the appraisal can usually be regained in just a few months because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Settle a divorce with less stress

A divorce is often complicated by the difficult decision of who keeps the property, and it can be a very horrible experience for both parties. It's a good idea to get an appraisal from Amerappraise, LLC so both parties are entirely 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 received a fair assessment.

Determine 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 residential property involved. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the highest degree of discretion.

Unlike wealthy individuals, most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these affairs. And since a home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, understanding the true worth of the real estate at hand is of significant importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten an honest deal.

Move to or from New Castle County for work

We know the headaches associated with an employee relocation. We take great care in organizing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide input on the positive characteristics of their property, along with information about any current sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our thorough inspection.

Sell your home promptly — at an accurate price

A professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision when determining your selling price, whether you want to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, unlike real estate agents. Our fees aren't related to the sales price, but rather they depend on our efforts to finish the appraisal report.

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