Reasons to consider an appraisal from Mid-Ohio Appraisal Services

To many, an appraisal just looks like another fee in the long list of items for a home purchase or refinance. Even though there are a developing number of automated home valuation methods that might appear to be more cost-effective than an appraisal, the majority of lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are very high. You might believe that obtaining a mortgage is the only reason to get an appraisal, but there are more times when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might come in handy.

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Challenge your tax assessment in Franklin County

If you live in an area where property values have 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 capable of assisting you in disputing your tax assessment.

PMI removal to reduce your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the homeowneris more than 80% of the actual value of the home, almost all lenders ask homeowners to take out this extra insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This extra payment is often bundled into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. PMI is no longer required when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - goes 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 eliminate the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Mid-Ohio Appraisal Services can give you a statement regarding the value of your home, and the cost of the home valuation can usually be recovered in just a few months 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 a particularly traumatic experience for both parties, and it is often more complicated by the difficult decision of who gets the house. It's a good idea to order an appraisal from Mid-Ohio Appraisal Services so both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their property, regardless of the circumstances.

If the parties wish 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 gotten a fair evaluation.

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, ensuring the highest degree of discretion.

Most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these issues, unlike wealthy individuals. A home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, so knowing the true worth of the real estate at hand is of vital importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten a fair deal.

Relocate to or from Franklin County through an employee relocation program

Employee relocation is a stressful event, and we understand. That being said, we take great care in organizing a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide input on the positive attributes of their property, as well as information regarding any new sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our thorough inspection.

Close on your home quickly — at an accurate price

Whether you choose to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision regarding your asking 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.

We examine the difference in value things like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. And we're experts in knowing how long housesstay on the market. So, getting a professional appraisal is a trusted 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.

Let Mid-Ohio Appraisal Services assist you in selling your home quickly at the right price