Attention homeowners in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County: Need an appraisal?
Check out the top 7 reasons why PA homeowners call on Nordquist Appraisal LLC:
Own a home in or near Pittsburgh, PA and need help deciding the price of it?
At Nordquist Appraisal LLC, we understand the individual needs of a consumer after appraisal services. The appraisal process and reporting formats are relatively routine to our business clients like lenders, lawyers, and accountants. As our client, you can expect extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more fully understand what we do and how we report our conclusions.
Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner
Since you have an emotional attachment to your own home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Nordquist Appraisal LLC, will be objective. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. The appraisal is something concrete to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's price, not just you saying how much your home is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to a qualified appraiser's value conclusion than yours.
Appraisals to cancel PMI
Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) eliminated from your mortgage loan is an attractive money saver for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your property. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. We're veterans in helping customers just like you dismiss unnecessary PMI insurance.
Challenging property tax assessments
Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in an area that's declining or not appreciating as much as other houses close by. That only means you're going to pay more taxes than you should. The earlier you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. Getting an appraisal from Nordquist Appraisal LLC is your best weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.
Recently got a freeze your HELOC?
Your lender just might decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is in a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be inopportune from a cash flow point of view, and harmful to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Nordquist Appraisal LLC can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with a professional appraisal.
We Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services
Have you just accepted a copy of your appraisal and you'd like to have a seasoned expert double-check it for efficiency or do you desire a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comparables in question in a field review. If you're in a rush, 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.
Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal? Nordquist Appraisal LLC can help you with that. While typically requested by banks, you may need to exploit this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.