Let Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc. handle your appraisal needs
To many, an appraisal is simply a line item in the long list of items for a home purchase or refinance. The majority of lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are so high, even though there are a developing number of automated home valuation processes that may appear more practical than an appraisal. Is securing a mortgage the only basis for getting an appraisal? Are there additional times when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could be helpful? Absolutely.
Appeal your tax assessment
If you are in an area where the value of property has depreciated, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. We're qualified to assist you in appealing your tax assessment.
PMI removal to lower your mortgage payment
Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is an extra insurance plan that nearly all lenders ask buyers to buy when the amount being loaned to the homebuyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the property. Oftentimes, this additional payment is bundled into the monthly mortgage payment and is soon forgotten. PMI is no longer required when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - decreases below the 80% level, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was invoked by the United States Congress requiring lenders to eliminate the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.
If you'd like to get rid of PMI, Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc. can give you a statement regarding the value of your home. The cost of the home valuation can often be offset in just a few months because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.
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Get a fair valuation on a home for divorce settlements
A divorce is often complicated by the hard decision of who keeps the house, and it can be a very daunting experience for both parties. So both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their house, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc., regardless of the circumstances.
If the parties want to sell the home, they'll have a better 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 gotten a fair evaluation.
Determine an accurate and fair valuation for estate liquidation
The loss of a loved one is a hard 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 maximum degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
Most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these affairs, unlike wealthier individuals. A home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, so knowing 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.
Move to or from Orange County through an employee relocation program
Employee relocation is a stressful event, and we understand. That being said, we take great care in organizing a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive characteristics of their property, as well as information about any current sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our thorough inspection.
Close on your home quickly — for an accurate price
Whether you want to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal will help you make a more informed decision regarding your asking price. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for. Our fees are based on our efforts to finish the appraisal report and not a percentage of the sales price.
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 decide what improvements will add value and what a suitable 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 homes stay on the market.