Why you should order an appraisal from SUMMIT APPRAISAL SERVICES, LLC
Year after year, thousands of people in Wyoming purchase, sell or refinance their home. A lot of these transactions have a simple line item for an appraisal. Almost all lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high, even though there are an increasing number of automated home valuation methods that might appear more economical than an appraisal. Is obtaining a mortgage the only reason you should get an appraisal? Are there other times when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could come in handy? You bet.
Contest your tax assessment in Teton County
It's probable you're paying too much in property taxes if you reside in an area where property values have declined. Property taxes are determined by a previous assessment of your house, so if prices are less than what they used to be 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 challenging your tax assessment.
Get rid of PMI to lower your mortgage payment
When the amount being loaned to the home buyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate, almost all lenders ask home buyers to take out this supplemental insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Since the extra payment is usually folded into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. PMI isn't required when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% mark, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was passed by the United States Congress requiring lenders to do away with the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.
SUMMIT APPRAISAL SERVICES, LLC will provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home, and the cost of the appraisal can often be recovered in just a few months because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.
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Divorce settlement with less stress
A divorce is an especially horrible ordeal for the parties involved, and it is often more complicated by the difficult decision of who keeps the house. So both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their home, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from SUMMIT APPRAISAL SERVICES, LLC, regardless of the situation.
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 received a fair evaluation.
Ascertain a fair and accurate valuation for estate liquidation
The death of a loved one is a painful time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often entails an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the real estate involved. We ensure the highest degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
Unlike wealthier individuals, most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these affairs. A home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, so knowing the true value of the real estate at hand is of vital importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've received a fair deal.
Move to or from Teton County for work
Employee relocation can be a stressful event, and we understand. That being said, we take great care in organizing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive aspects of their property, as well as information regarding any new sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our detailed inspection.
Sell your home promptly — 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 can help you make a better educated decision when determining your selling price. Apart from a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees aren't related to the sales price, but rather they rest on our efforts to finish the appraisal report.
We analyze the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Getting a professional appraisal is a reliable 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, because we're experts in knowing how long homes stay on the market.