Why you should get an appraisal from Diamondback Appraisal & Consulting, Inc.
Every year, thousands of people in Arizona purchase, sell or refinance their home. Many of these transactions contain a simple line item for an appraisal. Practically all lenders still call for a local expert because the stakes are very high, even though there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation systems that may appear more cost-effective than an appraisal. Is obtaining a mortgage the only basis for getting an appraisal? Are there also times when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional could be helpful? Of course.
Appeal your tax assessment in Maricopa County
If you live in an area where the value of property 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. At Diamondback Appraisal & Consulting, Inc., we're qualified to assist you in appealing your tax assessment.
Eliminating PMI for mortgage payments
Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is an extra insurance plan that many lenders ask homebuyers to purchase when the amount being loaned to the home buyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the property. Since the extra payment is usually folded into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. PMI is no longer required when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - dips below the 80% level, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was passed by the United States Congress requiring lenders to remove the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.
Diamondback Appraisal & Consulting, Inc. will produce a statement regarding the value of your home, and the expense of the home valuation can often be regained in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.
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Divorce settlement with less stress
A divorce can be a particularly daunting experience for both parties, and it is often more complicated by the hard decision of who keeps the home. So both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their house, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from Diamondback Appraisal & Consulting, Inc., 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 evaluation.
Accurate and fair 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 real estate involved. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, guaranteeing the fullest degree of discretion.
Unlike many wealthy individuals, most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these issues. A home or other property often makes up an uneven share of the total estate value, so knowing the true value of the real estate at hand is of significant importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've received an honest deal.
Move to or from Maricopa County through an employee relocation program
Employee relocation can be a stressful event, and we understand. That being said, we take great care in establishing a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide input on the positive characteristics of their property, along with information regarding any recent sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our detailed inspection.
Sell your home promptly — at an accurate 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. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, apart from real estate agents. Our fees aren't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they rest on our efforts to complete the appraisal report.
We determine the difference in value items like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. And we're experts in knowing how long homesstay on the market. So, seeking 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.