Why you should order an appraisal

Thousands of people in Massachusetts buy, sell or refinance their home every month. Many of these transactions contain a simple line item for an appraisal. Nearly all 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 appear to be less expensive than an appraisal. You might believe that obtaining a mortgage is the only reason to acquire an appraisal, but there are other times when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might be helpful.

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Challenge your tax assessment in Worcester County

It's likely you're paying too much in property taxes if you reside in an area where property values have declined. Ad Valorem taxes are determined by a past assessment of your house, so if values have gone down in your neighborhood, you can challenge your assessment and save money. An appraisal from National Home Appraisal Corporation is your best evidence when building your case. We can assist you in challenging your tax assessment.

Eliminating PMI for mortgage payments

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is an added insurance policy that nearly all lenders ask home owners to purchase when the amount being loaned to the home buyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the home. Seeing that extra payment is usually lumped into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. PMI isn't necessary when the remainder 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 implemented a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) that requires lenders to eliminate the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

National Home Appraisal Corporation will give you a statement regarding the value of your home, and the price you paid for the appraisal can usually be regained in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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

A divorce can be a particularly daunting ordeal for both parties, and it is often even more complicated by the hard decision of who gets the house. It's a good idea to get an appraisal from National Home Appraisal Corporation so both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their home, regardless of the circumstances.

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

Accurate and fair estate liquidation

The loss of a loved one is a difficult 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. We guarantee the utmost degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Unlike many wealthy individuals, most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these matters. 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 vital importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've received an honest deal.

Move to or from Worcester County for work

Employee relocation is a stressful event, and we understand. 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 input on the positive aspects of their property, as well as information about any recent sales or listings in their area that they want considered.

Sell your home quickly — for the right price

Whether you want 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 selling price. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees aren't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they rest on our efforts to complete the appraisal report.

On a daily basis, we examine the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. And we're experts in knowing how long homesare on the market. So, getting a professional appraisal is a reliable way to determine 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.

Let National Home Appraisal Corporation assist you in selling your home quickly at the right price