Let Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc. attend to your appraisal needs

To a lot of us, an appraisal is simply one more thing on the break-sheet for a home sale or refinance. And even though there are a developing number of automated home valuation systems that may seem more practical than an appraisal, the majority of lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are so high. You might think that securing a mortgage is the only reason to acquire an appraisal, but there are additional times when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might be beneficial.

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Appeal your tax assessment in Orange County

If you live in an area where the value of property 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're capable of assisting you in challenging your tax assessment.

Eliminate PMI to lower your mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is an additional insurance policy that nearly all lenders ask homebuyers to buy when the amount being loaned to the homeowner is more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate. Seeing that extra payment is usually folded into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. PMI becomes unnecessary when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% level, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was passed by the United States Congress that requires lenders to dismiss the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to do away with PMI, Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc. can give you a statement regarding the value of your home. The expense of the appraisal can generally be offset in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Get a fair valuation on a home take make a divorce settlement less stressful

A divorce is an especially traumatic experience for the parties involved, and it is often even more complicated by the troublesome decision of who maintains the property. So both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their property, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Greater Orlando Appraisal Assoc., Inc., regardless of the situation.

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

Ascertain a fair and accurate valuation for estate liquidation

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

Most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these affairs, unlike wealthy individuals. 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 essential importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've received an honest deal.

Move to or from Orange County through an employee relocation program

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 thorough inspection, we recommend relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive attributes of their property, along with information about any current sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Sell 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 better educated decision regarding your asking price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, unlike real estate agents. Our fees rest 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 items like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. Getting 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, 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