Why you should get an appraisal from Dudas & Associates, Inc
To a lot of people, an appraisal is simply one more thing in the long list of items for a home purchase or refinance. Nearly all lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high, even though there are a budding number of automated home valuation systems that might appear less expensive than an appraisal. You might assume that getting a mortgage is the only reason you should get an appraisal, but there are other cases when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could come in handy.
Dispute your tax assessment
It's quite possible you're paying too much in property taxes if you reside in an area where property values have declined. Ad Valorem taxes are based upon a previous assessment of your real estate, so if prices have declined in your neighborhood, you can appeal your assessment and save money. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. At Dudas & Associates, Inc, we're capable of assisting you in appealing your tax assessment.
PMI removal to lower your mortgage payment
When the amount being loaned to the home owneris more than 80% of the actual value of the home, nearly all lenders ask buyers to take out this supplemental insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Seeing that additional payment is usually lumped into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. This is bad because PMI isn't necessary when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - goes below the 80% mark. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was implemented by the United States Congress requiring lenders to do away with the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.
Dudas & Associates, Inc can give you a statement regarding the value of your home, and the cost of the home valuation can usually be offset in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.
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Settle a divorce with less stress
A divorce can be a particularly horrible ordeal for both parties, and it is often even more complicated by the hard decision of who gets the property. Regardless of the situation, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Dudas & Associates, Inc so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their property.
If the parties need to sell the home, they'll have a better idea of what price to set. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair assessment.
Determine an accurate and fair valuation for estate liquidation
The loss of a loved one is a painful 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, guaranteeing the fullest degree of discretion.
Unlike wealthy individuals, most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these matters. A home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, so understanding the true worth of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten a fair deal.
Move to or from Summit County for work
We are familiar with the stress involved with an employee relocation. That's why we take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our intensive inspection, we suggest relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive characteristics of their property, as well as information regarding any new sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.
Sell your home promptly — for an accurate price
A professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision when determining your asking price, whether you decide 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 depend on our efforts to finish the appraisal report and and aren't related to the sales price.
On a daily basis, we examine the difference in value things like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. Seeking a professional appraisal is a reliable 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.