Why you should get an appraisal

Thousands of people in North Carolina purchase, sell or refinance their home every year. Most of these transactions involve a simple line item for an appraisal. Even though there are an increasing number of automated home valuation processes that may appear to be more cost-effective than an appraisal, nearly all lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are so high. Is securing a mortgage the only reason to acquire an appraisal? Are there more times when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might be beneficial? You bet there are.

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Dispute your tax assessment

If you are in an area where property values have declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from Campbell and Cress Appraisal Service, LLC is your best evidence when building your case. We're capable of assisting you in disputing your tax assessment.

Eliminate PMI to lower your mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is an additional insurance plan that many lenders ask homeowners to purchase when the amount being loaned to the homebuyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the property. This additional payment is often folded into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. This is unfavorable because PMI isn't necessary when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - dips below the 80% level. In fact, the United States Congress implemented a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) that requires lenders to eliminate the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

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

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Get a clear valuation on a home take make a divorce settlement less stressful

A divorce can be an especially daunting experience for both parties, and it is often further complicated by the challenging decision of who gets the property. Regardless of the situation, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Campbell and Cress Appraisal Service, LLC so both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their home.

The parties will have a better idea of what price to set, if they need to sell the home. And on the flip side, if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair assessment.

Fair and accurate 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 real estate involved. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, guaranteeing the utmost degree of discretion.

Most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these affairs, unlike many wealthy individuals. A home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, so knowing the true worth of the real estate at hand is of significant importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've gotten an honest deal.

Relocate to or from Iredell County through an employee relocation program

We know the stress associated with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our thorough inspection, we recommend relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive attributes of their property, as well as information about any recent sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Sell your home promptly — at the right price

A professional appraisal will help you make a more informed decision when determining your selling price, whether you want 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 a percentage of the sales price, but rather they depend on our efforts to complete the appraisal report.

We examine the difference in value things like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Seeking a professional appraisal is a reliable way to determine what improvements will add value and what an appropriate 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 properties are one the market.

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