Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

Check out the top seven reasons PA homeowners need Nordquist Appraisal LLC:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home themselves or using an agent)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. Remove PMI to lower a monthly mortgage payment
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To determine the true market value of property in question to settle an estate in Allegheny County or the state of PA

Need help deciding the value of your house in or near Pittsburgh, PA?
Contact Nordquist Appraisal LLC.

We at Nordquist Appraisal LLC understand the particular needs of a homeowner seeking appraisal services. While our usual business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get an extra level of 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/Pre-Listing Services

It's very hard to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. A professional appraiser is objective and will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your property will attract many interested buyers. The appraisal is something tangible to show the 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 that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value estimation than yours.

PMI Removal Appraisals

A popular way to save money for homeowners is getting the PMI eliminated from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. Nordquist Appraisal LLC is seasoned in helping consumers just like you do away with unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenge Tax Assessment

Lets say you live in an area that's going down -- your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. That only means you are going to pay more taxes than you should. The earlier you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an appraisal from Nordquist Appraisal LLC is your best weapon.

HELOC recently frozen?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender might choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is near a declining area. This can be be bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also troublesome from a cash flow angle. A professional appraisal from Nordquist Appraisal LLC can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Also Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you wish a second opinion without the expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you want a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for preciseness? In a field review we'll go out and check the subject and comparables. If you're in a hurry, we'll provide you with a desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

We can also provide a retrospective review of any appraisal you may have had done before. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may need to exploit this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.