Reasons to order an appraisal from Campbell and Cress Appraisal Service, LLC

To a lot of us, an appraisal just looks like a line item on the break-sheet for a mortgage or refinance. Almost all lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are very high, even though there are an increasing number of automated home valuation systems that might appear more cost-effective than an appraisal. You might believe that securing a mortgage is the only basis for getting an appraisal, but there are more instances when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might be beneficial.

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Appeal your tax assessment

It's possible you're paying too much in property taxes if you reside in an area where property values have declined. Ad Valorem taxes are based upon a previous assessment of your house, so if values are less than what they used to be in your neighborhood, 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.

Eliminating PMI for mortgage payments

When the amount being loaned to the buyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the property, almost all lenders ask home owners to purchase this extra insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This extra payment is often lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is promptly forgotten. This is damaging because PMI isn't required when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - goes below the 80% level. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was invoked by the United States Congress that requires lenders to dismiss the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Campbell and Cress Appraisal Service, LLC can provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home, and the cost of the appraisal can often be regained in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Divorce settlement with less stress

A divorce is often complicated by the strenuous decision of who gets the property, and it can be an especially daunting occurrence for both parties. So both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their house, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Campbell and Cress Appraisal Service, LLC, regardless of the situation.

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 gotten a fair assessment.

Accurate and fair estate liquidation

The death of a loved one is a hard time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often entails 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.

Unlike wealthy individuals, most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these matters. And since a home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, knowing the true worth of the real estate at hand is of significant importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten an honest deal.

Move to or from Iredell County for work

We are familiar with the headaches involved with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in setting up a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive aspects of their property, as well as information about any recent sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our thorough inspection.

Close on your home quickly — for the right price

Whether you choose to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal can help you make a more informed decision regarding your selling price. Apart from a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for. Our fees are based on our efforts to finish the appraisal report and and aren't related to the sales price.

We determine the difference in value items like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Seeking 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 are one the market.

Let Campbell and Cress Appraisal Service, LLC assist you in selling your home quickly at the right price