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

To a lot of us, an appraisal just looks like one more thing in the long list of items for a mortgage or refinance. Even though there are an increasing number of automated home valuation methods that may seem less expensive than an appraisal, almost all lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high. You might assume that securing a mortgage is the only reason to get an appraisal, but there are other times when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could come in handy.

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Appeal your tax assessment in Franklin County

If you are in an area where the value of property has depreciated, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from Mid-Ohio Appraisal Services is your best evidence when building your case. At Mid-Ohio Appraisal Services, we're qualified to assist you in appealing your tax assessment.

Remove PMI to lower your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the homeowneris more than 80% of the actual value of the property, many lenders ask home buyers to buy this extra insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This added payment is often bundled into the monthly mortgage payment and is soon forgotten. PMI is unnecessary when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - dips 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 remove 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 appraisal can usually be offset 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 for divorce settlements

A divorce is an especially traumatic ordeal for the parties involved, and it is often more complicated by the troublesome decision of who maintains the home. So both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their house, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Mid-Ohio Appraisal Services, regardless of the circumstances.

The parties will have a better idea of what price to set, if they wish to sell the home. And on the flip side, if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair evaluation.

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 requires an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the real estate involved. We ensure the highest 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 do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these affairs. A home or other property often makes up an uneven 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 a fair deal.

Move to or from Franklin County for work

We are familiar with the stress associated with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in organizing a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our thorough inspection, we suggest relocating employees to provide input on the positive features of their property, as well as information about any current 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 use the assistance of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision regarding your selling price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike real estate agents. Our fees aren't related to the sales price, but rather they are based on our efforts to finish the appraisal report.

On a daily basis, we examine the difference in value items like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. Seeking a professional appraisal is a trusted way to decide what improvements will add value and what a suitable 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 homes stay on the market.

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