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Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Buzzards Bay and Barnstable County

Here are the top seven reasons why MA homeowners need Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. To cut your monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. Determine the true market value of real estate in question to settle an estate

Need help deciding the price of your house in or near Buzzards Bay, MA?
Contact Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services.

We at Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services understand the particular needs of a homeowner after appraisal services. While our typical 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 home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. A professional appraiser is objective and will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. It gives you something concrete to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's price, not just you saying how much your home is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

Need to remove PMI?

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) canceled from your mortgage loan is a fashionable way to save money for homeowners. Once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your home, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI removed from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We are seasoned in helping folks just like you delete unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenge Barnstable county's assessment of your property

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a region that is going down or is not appreciating as much as other homes close to yours. That only means you're paying more taxes than you should. The faster you take care of things like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. Getting a professional appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services is your best weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

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

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you prefer a second opinion without the expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you want a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for verity? Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comps in question. If you need it in a rush, we'll provide you with a 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? We can help you with that While usually requested by banks, you may desire to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.