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To a lot of people, an appraisal is simply another cost in the long list of items for a home purchase or refinance. Practically all lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are so high, even though there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation processes that might seem more economical than an appraisal. Is securing a mortgage the only reason to acquire an appraisal? Are there also times when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might be helpful? Of course.

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Dispute your tax assessment in Allegheny County

It's quite possible you're paying too much in property taxes if you live in an area where property values have depreciated. Ad Valorem taxes are determined by a past assessment of your real estate, so if values have declined in your neighborhood, you can appeal your assessment and save money. An appraisal from Nordquist Appraisal LLC is your best evidence when building your case. At Nordquist Appraisal LLC, we're equipped to assist you in appealing your tax assessment.

Eliminating PMI for mortgage payments

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is a supplemental insurance policy that nearly all lenders ask homeowners to buy when the amount being loaned to the home buyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the home. This added payment is often folded into the monthly mortgage payment and is soon forgotten. PMI is no longer required when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - dips below the 80% level, making this very unfortunate. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was implemented by the United States Congress requiring lenders to remove the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Nordquist Appraisal LLC can produce a statement regarding the value of your home, and the expense of the home valuation can usually be offset in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Settle a divorce with less stress

A divorce is often complicated by the strenuous decision of who gets the property, and it can be a very daunting event for both parties. Regardless of the circumstances, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from Nordquist Appraisal LLC so both parties are completely 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 a fair and accurate valuation for estate liquidation

The death of a loved one is a hard time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often calls for an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the residential property involved. We guarantee the highest 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 manage these matters, unlike wealthier individuals. And seeing that 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 an honest deal.

Move to or from Allegheny County for work

We are familiar with the stress involved with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in setting up an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive attributes of their property, as well as information regarding any new sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our intensive inspection.

Sell your home quickly — at the right price

Whether you decide to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal can help you make a better educated decision regarding 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.

On a daily basis, we determine the difference in value things like an extra 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 reliable way to determine what improvements will add value and what an appropriate 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 Nordquist Appraisal LLC help you sell your home quickly at the right price