Why you should order an appraisal from Stacey Stanich Appraisal Service, Inc.

To many, an appraisal just looks like another cost on the settlement sheet for a mortgage or refinance. And while there are a growing number of automated home valuation processes that may appear to be cheaper than an appraisal, most lenders still call for a local expert because the stakes are so high. Is securing a mortgage the only reason you should get an appraisal? Are there other instances when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might be beneficial? Absolutely.

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Dispute your tax assessment

If you are in an area where the value of property has depreciated, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. We can assist you in appealing your tax assessment.

Getting rid of your PMI for mortgage payments

When the amount being loaned to the home owneris more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate, nearly all lenders ask home buyers to buy this additional insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Seeing that additional payment is usually folded into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. This is unfavorable because PMI isn't required when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% mark. In fact, the United States Congress passed a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) requiring lenders to eliminate the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Stacey Stanich Appraisal Service, Inc. can provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home, and the expense of the home valuation can often be regained in little 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 a particularly daunting event for the parties involved, and it is often further complicated by the burdensome decision of who gets the home. It's a good idea to get an appraisal from Stacey Stanich Appraisal Service, Inc. so both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their house, regardless of the circumstances.

If the parties need to sell the home, they'll have a better 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 received a fair assessment.

Determine a fair and accurate 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 real estate involved. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, guaranteeing the maximum degree of discretion.

Most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these affairs, unlike wealthier individuals. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, knowing the true worth of the real estate at hand is of significant importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've gotten a fair deal.

Relocate to or from Kenosha County through an employee relocation program

We are aware of the stress involved with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive aspects of their property, as well as information regarding any current sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our thorough inspection.

Close on your home quickly — for 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 selling price. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees depend on our efforts to complete the appraisal report and not a percentage of the sales price.

On a daily basis, we analyze the difference in value items like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. Seeking a professional appraisal is a trusted 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 homes are one the market.

Let Stacey Stanich Appraisal Service, Inc. assist you in selling your home quickly at the right price