Let Nordquist Appraisal LLC handle your appraisal needs

To many, an appraisal is simply a line item on the break-sheet for a home sale or refinance. The majority of lenders still call for a local expert because the stakes are very high, even though there are a growing number of automated home valuation systems that might appear cheaper than an appraisal. Is getting a mortgage the only basis for getting an appraisal? Are there more situations when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might be beneficial? Of course there are.

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Challenge your tax assessment in Allegheny County

It's possible you're paying too much in property taxes if you reside in an area where property values have depreciated. Ad Valorem taxes are determined by a past assessment of your home, so if prices are less than what they used to be in your area, you can challenge your assessment and save money. An appraisal from Nordquist Appraisal LLC is your best evidence when building your case. We can assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

PMI removal to reduce a mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is a supplemental insurance plan that many lenders ask homeowners to buy when the amount being loaned to the home owner is more than 80% of the actual value of the home. Very often, this added payment is folded into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. PMI becomes unnecessary when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - goes below the 80% mark, making this very unfortunate. In fact, the United States Congress invoked a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) that requires lenders to dismiss the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Nordquist Appraisal LLC will produce a statement regarding the value of your home, and the cost of the appraisal can usually be recovered in just a few months because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Get a clear valuation on a home take make a divorce settlement less stressful

A divorce is often complicated by the challenging decision of who maintains the house, and it can be a very daunting event for both parties. Regardless of the circumstances, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Nordquist Appraisal LLC so both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their house.

If the parties want to sell the home, they'll have a a good idea of what price to set. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair evaluation.

Determine an accurate and fair valuation for estate liquidation

The loss of a loved one is a difficult time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often entails an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the real estate involved. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, guaranteeing the fullest degree of discretion.

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

Move to or from Allegheny County through an employee relocation program

We know the stress involved with an employee relocation. That's why we take great care in setting up a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our thorough inspection, we encourage relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive characteristics of their property, along with information regarding any new sales or listings in their area that they want considered.

Sell your home quickly — at the right price

Whether you choose to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal can help you make a more informed decision when determining your asking price. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for. Our fees aren't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they are based on our efforts to finish the appraisal report.

We examine the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Obtaining 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 homes stay on the market.

Let Nordquist Appraisal LLC help you sell your home quickly at the right price