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

To many, an appraisal just looks like a line item on the break-sheet for a home sale or refinance. Most lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are so high, even though there are a budding number of automated home valuation systems that might seem more cost-effective than an appraisal. You might think that getting a mortgage is the only reason to get an appraisal, but there are other cases when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might be helpful.

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Challenge your tax assessment in Iredell County

If you reside in an area where the value of property has depreciated, 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 can assist you in appealing your tax assessment.

Remove PMI to lower your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the home owneris more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate, nearly all lenders ask home owners to purchase this supplemental insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This additional payment is often bundled into the monthly mortgage payment and is promptly forgotten. PMI becomes unnecessary when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - decreases below the 80% mark, making this very unfortunate. In fact, the United States Congress invoked a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) that requires lenders to do away with the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to get rid of PMI, Campbell and Cress Appraisal Service, LLC will provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home. The cost of the appraisal can often be offset in just a few months because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Divorce settlement with fewer hang-ups

A divorce is an especially traumatic experience for the parties involved, and it is often more complicated by the hard decision of who maintains the property. It's a good idea to get an appraisal from Campbell and Cress Appraisal Service, LLC so both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their property, regardless of the situation.

If the parties wish to sell the home, they'll have a clearer picture of what price to set. And on the flip side, if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair assessment.

Ascertain a fair and accurate valuation for estate liquidation

The loss of 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 maximum degree of discretion.

Most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these issues, unlike wealthy individuals. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, understanding the true value of the real estate at hand is of significant importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten an honest deal.

Relocate to or from Iredell County through an employee relocation program

We are aware of the stress associated with an employee relocation. 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 features of their property, along with information about any recent sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our detailed inspection.

Sell your home quickly — for the right price

Whether you want 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 when determining your selling price. 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 are based on our efforts to finish the appraisal report.

On a daily basis, we determine the difference in value items like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. Getting a professional appraisal is a trusted 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 houses stay on the market.

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