Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Buzzards Bay and Barnstable County
The top reasons MA homeowners need Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services:
Own a house in or near Buzzards Bay, MA and need help deciding the price of it?
We at Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services understand the special needs of a customer after appraisal services. While our typical clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra customer 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 house because you probably have an emotional attachment to 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 house will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer. It gives you something concrete to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's price, not just you saying how much your home is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to an expert appraiser's value report than yours.
Need to cancel PMI?
Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) canceled from your mortgage loan is a preferred money saver for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is below 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. At Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services, we're experts in helping folks just like you rid yourselves of unwanted PMI insurance.
Challenge a property tax assessment
If you live in a local area that is declining or not appreciating as much as other houses nearby, your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. This means you're probably paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The earlier you take care of a matter like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services is your #1 weapon.
Recently got a freeze your HELOC?
If your home is close to a declining area, your lender may just choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be be destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also difficult from a cash flow point of view. A professional appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help you reinstate your HELOC.
Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?
Would you prefer a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you want a professional to double-check your appraisal for efficiency? Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comps. If you need it ASAP, 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.
Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal report? Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can We can assist you. Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may need to make use of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.