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Need an appraisal in Buzzards Bay or County?

The top 7 reasons MA homeowners hire Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. To challenge a MA property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to lower their mortgage payment
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a MA divorce, where property needs to be divided
  7. To settle an estate in MA by determining the true market value of property in question

Need help determining the value of your home in or near Buzzards Bay, MA?
Contact Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services.

At Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services, we understand the particular needs of a consumer after appraisal services. Our usual business clients get the appraisal process and the standard documents we provide. Being a regular consumer that most likely doesn't look at appraisals on a regular basis,we'll be sure you get extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more clearly understand what we do and how we document the results of our analysis.

For Sale By Owner/Pre-Listing Services

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'll tell you what you need to know. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is very crucial as a negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer. The appraisal is something tangible to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, and not just you saying how much you think your house is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value report than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A preferred money saver for homeowners is getting the PMI eliminated from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is less than 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan. We are experts in helping folks just like you rid themselves of unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenge property tax assessments

Lets say your home is not appreciating as much as other homes close to yours -- your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. That means you are going to pay more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the earlier you take care of a matter like this, the better. Getting an appraisal report from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services is your number one weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

If your home is in or near a declining area, your lender just might choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be difficult from a cash flow point of view, and destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can provide you with a professional appraisal to help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need a professional to double-check your appraisal for precision, or do you need a second opinion without the expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comps in question. Or, if you need it immediately, we can provide you with a desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

We can also provide you with a a retrospective review of any appraisal you may have had done before. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may wish to employ this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.