Why you should get an appraisal from Mid-Ohio Appraisal Services

To many, an appraisal is simply a line item on the break-sheet for a mortgage or refinance. While there are a developing number of automated home valuation systems that might appear more economical than an appraisal, nearly all lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high. Is getting a mortgage the only reason to get an appraisal? Are there also situations when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional could be helpful? Absolutely.

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Dispute your tax assessment in Franklin 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. We're qualified to assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

PMI removal to lower your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the buyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the property, many lenders ask home buyers to buy this additional insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This added payment is often folded into the monthly mortgage payment and is soon forgotten. This is unfortunate because PMI is no longer required when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% level. In fact, the United States Congress passed a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) requiring lenders to eliminate the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Mid-Ohio Appraisal Services can provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home, and the expense of the home valuation can often be offset 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 is a particularly daunting event for the parties involved, and it is often more complicated by the troublesome decision of who keeps the house. Regardless of the situation, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from Mid-Ohio Appraisal Services so both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their home.

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 gotten a fair evaluation.

Ascertain a fair and accurate valuation for estate liquidation

The loss of a loved one is a difficult time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often requires an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the residential property involved. We ensure 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 wealthier 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 a disproportionate share of the total estate value, so knowing the true worth of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten an honest deal.

Move to or from Franklin County through an employee relocation program

We know the stress involved with an employee relocation. We take great care in organizing a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive aspects of their property, along with information regarding any current sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our detailed inspection.

Close on your home quickly — at an accurate price

Whether you decide to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal will help you make a more informed decision regarding your asking price. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees aren't related to the sales price, but rather they are calculated on our efforts to complete the appraisal report.

On a daily basis, we analyze the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. 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, because we're experts in knowing how long properties are one the market.

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