Let Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc. take care of your appraisal needs

Each year, thousands of people in Florida buy, sell or refinance their home. Most of these transactions have a simple line item for an appraisal. Nearly all lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are so high, even though there are a developing number of automated home valuation systems that may appear to be more prudent than an appraisal. Is securing a mortgage the only basis for getting an appraisal? Are there more cases when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might come in handy? Absolutely.

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Contest your tax assessment in Orange County

If you live in an area where the property value has depreciated, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc. is your best evidence when building your case. We can assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

PMI removal to lower your mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is a supplemental insurance plan that nearly all lenders ask buyers to buy when the amount being loaned to the home buyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the home. This extra payment is often lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. This is unfavorable because PMI is no longer required when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - decreases below the 80% mark. In fact, the United States Congress invoked a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) that requires lenders to dismiss the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc. will produce a statement regarding the value of your home, and the cost of the home valuation 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 is an especially traumatic experience for the parties involved, and it is often more complicated by the strenuous decision of who keeps the home. Regardless of the circumstances, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc. so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their property.

If the parties wish 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 received a fair evaluation.

Accurate and fair estate liquidation

The death of a loved one is a painful 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. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, guaranteeing the utmost degree of discretion.

Unlike wealthier individuals, most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these matters. A home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, so knowing the true worth of the real estate at hand is of vital importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've received an honest deal.

Relocate to or from Orange County through an employee relocation program

We are familiar with the headaches associated with an employee relocation. That's why we take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our detailed inspection, we encourage relocating employees to provide input on the positive features of their property, along with information regarding any recent sales or listings in their area that they want considered.

Close on your home quickly — at an accurate price

A professional appraisal will help you make a more informed decision regarding your asking price, whether you want to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for. Our fees aren't related to the sales price, but rather they are calculated on our efforts to finish the appraisal report.

We analyze the difference in value things like an additional 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 homes are one the market.

Let Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc. assist you in selling your home quickly at the right price