Let Dedicated Appraisal Services, Inc handle your appraisal

To a lot of us, an appraisal is simply another cost on the settlement sheet for a home purchase or refinance. Most lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are so high, even though there are an increasing number of automated home valuation methods that might seem more practical than an appraisal. You might assume that getting a mortgage is the only reason you should get an appraisal, but there are additional instances when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could be helpful.

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Appeal your tax assessment in Tarrant County

It's possible you're paying too much in property taxes if you reside in an area where property values have depreciated. Property taxes are based upon a past assessment of your home, so if prices have gone down in your neighborhood, you can challenge your assessment and save money. When building your case, an appraisal from Dedicated Appraisal Services, Inc is your best evidence. We're equipped to assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

PMI removal to lower your mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is an extra insurance policy that many lenders ask home owners to purchase when the amount being loaned to the homeowner is more than 80% of the actual value of the home. This additional payment is often bundled into the monthly mortgage payment and is promptly forgotten. This is unfavorable 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% mark. In fact, the United States Congress passed a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) that requires lenders to dismiss the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Dedicated Appraisal Services, Inc will provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home, and the cost of the appraisal can generally be offset in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

An appraisal from Dedicated Appraisal Services, Inc will help you settle a divorce with less stress

A divorce is an especially heartbreaking experience for the parties involved, and it is often even more complicated by the challenging decision of who maintains the home. Regardless of the situation, it's wise to get an appraisal from Dedicated Appraisal Services, Inc so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their home.

The parties will have a clearer picture of what price to set, if they want to sell the home. And on the flip side, if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've gotten a fair assessment.

Settling an estate with peace of mind

The death of a loved one is a painful time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often requires an appraisal to establish Market Value for the real estate involved. We guarantee the fullest degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to handle these affairs, unlike many wealthy individuals. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, understanding the certain value of the real estate at hand is of significant importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten an honest deal.

Let Dedicated Appraisal Services, Inc help you with relocating to or from Tarrant County

Employee relocation can be a more than just an inconvenience. We know where you're coming from! That being said, we take great care in establishing a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our thorough process, we suggest relocating employees to provide input on the positive features of their property, along with information regarding any new sales or listings in their area that they want considered.

Selling your home quickly at the right price with an appraisal from Dedicated Appraisal Services, Inc

A professional appraisal can help you make a better educated decision regarding your selling price, whether you choose to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees aren't contingent upon the value we come up with, but rather they depend on our efforts to complete the appraisal.

We analyze the difference in value items like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Getting a professional appraisal is a reliable way to determine 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 are one the market.