Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in and Fairfax City County

Check out the top seven reasons homeowners need :

  1. Find the right listing price (whether they're selling the home themselves or using an agent)
  2. To challenge a property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to reduce your monthly mortgage payment
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a divorce, when property needs to be divided
  7. Determine the true market value of real estate in question to settle an estate

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We at understand the unique needs of a customer after appraisal services. While our usual business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra customer service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.

For Sale By Owner (FSBO)/Pre-Listing Services

It's very hard to be objective about your house because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at , are objective. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract interested buyers. The appraisal is something concrete to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's price, not just you saying how much your home is worth. Interested buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value opinion than yours.

PMI Removal Appraisals

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) removed from your mortgage loan is a popular money saver for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is below 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. We're veterans in helping consumers just like you remove unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenge property tax assessments

Lets say your house is not appreciating as much as other houses nearby -- your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. That means you are probably paying more taxes than you should. The earlier you take care of a matter like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. When challenging your property tax assessment, getting a professional appraisal from is your #1 weapon.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

If your property is in or near a declining area, your lender just might decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be unsuitable from a cash flow viewpoint, and bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with efficient appraisal.

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Do you need a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for efficiency, or do you desire a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? In a field review we'll go out and check the subject and comparables in question. If you need it immediately, we'll provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

Need a retrospective review of an appraisal? We can help you with that While typically requested by banks, you may wish to employ this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.