Why you should order an appraisal from J. Boyles Appraisals, LLC

To many, an appraisal is simply one more thing on the settlement sheet for a home purchase or refinance. Practically all lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are so high, even though there are a growing number of automated home valuation processes that may appear more cost-effective than an appraisal. Is securing a mortgage the only reason you should get an appraisal? Are there also times when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might come in handy? Absolutely.

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Appeal your tax assessment in Fairfield County

It's likely you're paying too much in property taxes if you reside in an area where property values have depreciated. Ad Valorem taxes are based upon a past assessment of your house, so if prices have gone down in your area, you can challenge your assessment and save money. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. We can assist you in appealing your tax assessment.

PMI removal to lower a mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the home owneris more than 80% of the actual value of the home, most lenders ask homebuyers to buy this additional insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Since the added payment is usually bundled into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. PMI isn't necessary when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - goes below the 80% mark, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the United States Congress implemented a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) requiring lenders to do away with the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to do away with PMI, J. Boyles Appraisals, LLC will provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home. The price you paid for the appraisal can usually be recovered in just a few months because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Settle a divorce with fewer hang-ups

A divorce is an especially traumatic event for the parties involved, and it is often further complicated by the difficult decision of who gets the home. Regardless of the situation, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from J. Boyles Appraisals, LLC so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their home.

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

Accurate and fair estate liquidation

Losing a loved one is a hard time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often calls for an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the residential property involved. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the fullest degree of discretion.

Most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to handle these matters, unlike wealthy individuals. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, 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.

Move to or from Fairfield County through an employee relocation program

We are familiar with the stress associated with an employee relocation. We take great care in organizing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our detailed inspection, we encourage relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive attributes of their property, along with information about any new sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Sell your home quickly — at the right price

Whether you decide to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal will help you make a more informed decision when determining your selling price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, apart from real estate agents. Our fees aren't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they depend on our efforts to complete the appraisal report.

On a daily basis, we examine the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. Getting a professional appraisal is a reliable way to decide what improvements will add value and what an applicable sales price is for your home so you don't come up short or have your house on the market an unnecessarily long time, because we're experts in knowing how long homes stay on the market.

Let J. Boyles Appraisals, LLC help you sell your home quickly at the right price