Attention homeowners in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County: Need an appraisal?
Here are the top 7 reasons PA homeowners order from Nordquist Appraisal LLC:
Do you own a home in or near Pittsburgh? Do you need help deciding the price of your real estate?
We at Nordquist Appraisal LLC understand the special needs of a customer looking for appraisal services. Our usual business clients get the appraisal process and the usual "products" we deliver to them. But as a general consumer,we will provide you with extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more fully understand what we do and how we present our conclusions.
Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner (FSBO)
It's very hard to be objective about your home because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. The professional appraisers at Nordquist Appraisal LLC will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is a crucial negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. It gives you something tangible to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's price -- not just how much your house is worth. Potential buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value estimation than yours.
Need to remove PMI?
PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. An attractive money saver for homeowners is to get the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. We're experts in helping customers just like you abolish unnecessary PMI insurance.
Challenge a property tax assessment
Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a local area that's going down or is not appreciating as much as other properties nearby. That only means you are probably paying more taxes than you should. The sooner you take care of a matter like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. Getting a professional appraisal from Nordquist Appraisal LLC is your chief weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.
HELOC recently frozen?
Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender might decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is close to a declining area. This can this be inopportune from a cash flow point of view, and unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Nordquist Appraisal LLC can provide you with efficient appraisal that will help you reinstate your HELOC.
Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?
Would you wish a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you want a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for efficiency? Nordquist Appraisal LLC offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comparables in question. If you're in a hurry, we'll provide 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 report? Nordquist Appraisal LLC can help you with that. Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may wish to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.