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Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Buzzards Bay and County

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

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

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

At Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services, we understand the individual needs of a customer looking for appraisal services. Our business practices and reporting formats are familiar to our business clients like lenders, attorneys, and accountants. As our client, you can expect extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more fully understand what we do and how we document the results of our analysis.

For Sale By Owner/Pre-Listing Services

It's very hard to be objective about your home because you most likely 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 will tell you what you need to know. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your property will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a crucial 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 property's price -- not just you saying how much your home is worth. Interested buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value opinion than yours.

Appraisals to remove PMI

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A fashionable way to cut expenses for homeowners is getting the PMI eliminated from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan is down below 80% of the value of your property, 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. At Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services, we're experienced in helping folks just like you rid yourselves of undesirable PMI insurance.

Challenging property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if your house not appreciating as much as other houses nearby. 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 a matter like this, the better. A professional appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services is your strongest weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

If your home is in or near a declining area, your lender just might make the decision 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 viewpoint, and harmful 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.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Have you just accepted a copy of your appraisal and you'd like to have an expert double-check it for accuracy or do you want a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comps. If you're in a rush, we'll 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? Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help with that too. While usually requested by banks, you may wish to exercise this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.