Attention homeowners in Buzzards Bay and County: Get an Appraisal today!
See the top 7 reasons why MA homeowners order from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services:
Need help deciding the value of your house in or near Buzzards Bay, MA?
We at Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services understand the particular needs of a customer in need of appraisal services. While our usual 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.
For-Sale-By-Owner (FSBO) / Pre-Listing Services
It's very hard to be objective about your home because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services, are objective. We'll 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 property will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. The appraisal is something concrete to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value -- not just you saying how much you think 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 an accomplished appraiser's value estimation than yours.
Need to cancel PMI?
PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A popular 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 down below 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. We're experienced in helping clients just like you delete unwanted PMI insurance.
Challenging a property tax assessment
Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in an area that's going down or is not appreciating as much as other houses nearby. This means you're paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The sooner you take care of a matter like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. A professional appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services is your best weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.
Was your HELOC recently frozen?
Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender may just decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is in or near a declining area. This can this be troublesome from a cash flow viewpoint, and detrimental 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 HELOC.
Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?
Do you need a veteran appraiser to double-check your appraisal for accuracy, or do you need a second opinion without the expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comps in a field review. Or, if you need it ASAP, 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.
Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal report? Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can We can assist you. While typically requested by banks, you may wish to make use of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.