Reasons to hire an appraiser

To a lot of people, an appraisal is simply one more thing in the long list of items for a home purchase or refinance. Nearly all lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high, even though there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation methods that may seem more prudent than an appraisal. Is securing a mortgage the only reason you should get an appraisal? Are there more situations when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could be beneficial? You bet.

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Dispute your tax assessment in Elmore County

If you live in an area where property values have declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from Mike Noble Appraisals is your best evidence when building your case. We're equipped to assist you in challenging your tax assessment.

Getting rid of your PMI for mortgage payments

When the amount being loaned to the buyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the home, most lenders ask homeowners to purchase this additional insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This additional payment is often bundled into the monthly mortgage payment and is promptly forgotten. This is bad because PMI is unnecessary 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 implemented 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.

If you'd like to do away with PMI, Mike Noble Appraisals can produce a statement regarding the value of your home. The cost of the home valuation can generally be offset in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Divorce settlement with fewer hang-ups

A divorce is often complicated by the difficult decision of who gets the house, and it can be a very daunting occurrence for both parties. It's a good idea to get an appraisal from Mike Noble Appraisals so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their property, regardless of the situation.

The parties will have a better idea of what price to set, if they need 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

Losing 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 guarantee the maximum degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

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

Move to or from Elmore County for work

We understand the stress associated with an employee relocation. 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, along with information about any new sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our detailed inspection.

Sell your home quickly — for an accurate price

Whether you want to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal can 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 rest on our efforts to complete the appraisal report.

On a daily basis, we analyze the difference in value items like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. And we're experts in knowing how long homesare on the market. So, obtaining a professional appraisal is a trusted way to determine 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.

Let Mike Noble Appraisals help you sell your home quickly at the right price