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Why obtain an appraisal from Appraisal Network?

Thousands of people in California purchase, sell or refinance their home every month. A lot of these transactions consist of a simple line item for an appraisal. Most lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are very high, even though there are a budding number of automated home valuation methods that may seem more economical than an appraisal. You might assume that obtaining a mortgage is the only reason you should get an appraisal, but there are more instances when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might be helpful.

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Let Appraisal Network help you dispute your tax assessment in Orange County

If you reside in an area where property values have declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from Appraisal Network is your best evidence when building your case. We're equipped to assist you in appealing your tax assessment.

Eliminating PMI will lower your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the homeowner is more than 80% of the actual value of the home, nearly all lenders ask home owners to take out an extra insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Seeing that additional payment is usually folded into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. PMI is unnecessary when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% mark, making this very unfortunate. In fact, the United States Congress implemented a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) requiring lenders to dismiss the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Appraisal Network can produce a statement regarding the value of your home, and the price you paid for the appraisal can often be regained in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

Settling a divorce with less stress with an appraisal from Appraisal Network

A divorce is often complicated by the burdensome decision of who keeps the house, and it can be an especially heartbreaking occurrence for both parties. It's a good idea to order an appraisal from Appraisal Network so both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their house, regardless of the circumstances.

If the parties need to sell the home, they'll have a clearer picture of what price to set. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've gotten a fair evaluation.

Fair and accurate estate liquidation with Appraisal NetworkSettling an estate

The loss of a loved one is a painful time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often calls for an appraisal to establish Market Value for the residential property involved. We guarantee the utmost degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Unlike many wealthy individuals, most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these issues. A home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, so knowing the true value of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've received an honest deal.

Appraisal Network can help you with relocating to or from Orange County

We are aware of the stress involved with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in setting up an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide input on the positive features of their property, as well as information about any recent sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our thorough process.

Sell your home quickly at the right price

A professional appraisal will help you make a more informed decision when determining your asking price, whether you choose to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for. Our fees aren't contingent upon the value we come up with, but rather they depend on our efforts to complete the appraisal.

We analyze the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. And we're experts in knowing how long houses are on the market. So, seeking a professional appraisal is a trusted way to decide what improvements will add value and what a suitable sales price is for your home so you don't come up short or have your house on the market an unnecessarily long time.