Attention homeowners in Buzzards Bay and County: Get an Appraisal today!

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

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

Own a house in or near Buzzards Bay, MA and need help deciding the value of it?
Contact Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services.

We at Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services understand the individual needs of a customer seeking appraisal services. Our business practices and reporting formats are familiar to our business clients like banks, lawyers, and CPAs. As our valued client, you will receive extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more fully understand what we do and how we report our findings.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner

It's very hard to be objective about your own house because you probably have an emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services, will be objective. We'll tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract interested buyers. The appraisal is something concrete to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's price -- not just how much your home is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value estimation than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A fashionable way to save money for homeowners is getting the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your home, in most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI removed from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. At Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services, we're qualified in helping consumers just like you rid themselves of undesirable PMI insurance.

Challenge property tax assessments

Lets say you live in a local area that's going down -- your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. That only means you are most likely paying more taxes than you should. The quicker you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. An expert appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services is your perfect weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

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

We Also Offer Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you like 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 efficiency? In a field review we will go out and check the subject and comparables. Or, if you're in a hurry, we can provide 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 help with that too. While usually requested by banks, you may wish to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.