Reasons to consider an appraisal from REVARI (Real Estate Valuation and Research Inc.)
To many, an appraisal just looks like a line item on the break-sheet for a home purchase or refinance. Nearly all lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high, even though there are an increasing number of automated home valuation systems that may seem less expensive than an appraisal. You might assume that securing a mortgage is the only reason to get an appraisal, but there are other times when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might come in handy.
Dispute your tax assessment in Sullivan County
If you reside in an area where the property value has declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. We're qualified to assist you in disputing your tax assessment.
Eliminating PMI for mortgage payments
When the amount being loaned to the buyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the property, most lenders ask buyers to buy this extra insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This extra payment is often bundled into the monthly mortgage payment and is soon forgotten. This is unfavorable because PMI isn't necessary when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% mark. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was invoked by the United States Congress requiring lenders to eliminate the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.
If you'd like to do away with PMI, REVARI (Real Estate Valuation and Research Inc.) can produce a statement regarding the value of your home. The expense of the home valuation can often be offset in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.
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Settle a divorce with less stress
A divorce can be a particularly horrible event for both parties, and it is often more complicated by the challenging decision of who maintains the property. It's a good idea to get an appraisal from REVARI (Real Estate Valuation and Research Inc.) so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their house, regardless of the circumstances.
If the parties want to sell the home, they'll have a better idea of what price to set. And on the flip side, if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've gotten a fair assessment.
Determine an accurate and fair valuation for estate liquidation
The loss of a loved one is a difficult time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often requires 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, guaranteeing the highest degree of discretion.
Unlike many wealthy individuals, most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these issues. And since 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 significant importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've received a fair deal.
Relocate to or from Sullivan County for work
We are familiar with the stress involved with an employee relocation. That's why we take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our detailed inspection, we recommend relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive features of their property, along with information about any recent sales or listings in their area that they want considered.
Sell your home promptly — for the right price
A professional appraisal will help you make a more informed decision when determining your selling price, whether you choose to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike real estate agents. Our fees aren't related to the sales price, but rather they rest on our efforts to finish the appraisal report.
On a daily basis, we determine the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. And we're experts in knowing how long propertiesstay on the market. So, seeking a professional appraisal is a trusted way to determine 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.