Need an appraisal in Buzzards Bay or County?
See the top seven reasons why MA homeowners order from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services:
Own a house in or near Buzzards Bay, MA and need help determining the value of it?
We at Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services understand the particular needs of a customer looking for appraisal services. Our regular business clients get the appraisal process and the customary "products" we deliver to them. But as a consumer,we'll be sure you get extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to better understand what we do and how we document our conclusions.
For Sale By Owner (FSBO)/Pre-Listing Services
Since you have an emotional attachment to your house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. The professional appraisers at Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer. The appraisal is something concrete to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your house's price, and not just you saying how much you think your house is worth. Potential buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value judgement than yours.
PMI Removal Appraisals
PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. An attractive way to save money for homeowners is getting the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan amount is below 80% of the value of your house, in most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We're experts in helping people just like you remove unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.
Challenge property tax assessments
If you live in a region that is declining or is not appreciating as much as other houses close by, your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. That only means you are probably paying more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the earlier you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be. A professional appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services is your number one weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.
Recently got a freeze your HELOC?
Your lender just might decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be annoying from a cash flow viewpoint, but it can be damaging to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An efficient appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help you reinstate your HELOC.
Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?
Do you need a seasoned expert 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? An appraiser from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can go out and check the subject and comps in a field review. If you need it ASAP, we'll provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.
Need a retrospective review of an appraisal report? We can help with that too. While usually requested by banks, you may wish to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.