Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Buzzards Bay and County
Check out the top 7 reasons MA homeowners order from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services:
Need help determining the value of your house in or near Buzzards Bay, MA?
We at Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services understand the particular needs of a homeowner seeking appraisal services. While our usual business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.
Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner
Since you have an emotional attachment to your house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Our professional appraisers at Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we will tell you what you need to know. A professional appraisal is very crucial as a negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract interested buyers. It's something tangible to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's price -- not just how much your house is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value opinion than yours.
PMI Removal Appraisals
A preferred way to save money for homeowners is to get the PMI eliminated from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is down below 80% of the value of your property. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan. We're qualified in helping clients just like you rid themselves of unnecessary PMI insurance.
Challenging county's assessment of your property
Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a local area that is declining or not appreciating as much as other properties nearby. That means you're most likely paying more taxes than you should. The sooner you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. Getting an expert appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services is your #1 weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.
Was your HELOC recently frozen?
If your property is in a declining area, your lender may choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be inconvenient from a cash flow viewpoint, but it can be harmful to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can provide you with efficient appraisal to help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.
Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?
Would you wish a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need a professional to double-check your appraisal for verity? In a field review we will go out and check the subject and comps. If you're in a rush, we'll provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.
Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal? Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help with that too. While typically requested by banks, you may need to exploit this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.