Let Nordquist Appraisal LLC serve your appraisal needs

To a lot of us, an appraisal is simply one more thing on the break-sheet for a home sale or refinance. And while there are a developing number of automated home valuation systems that might appear less expensive than an appraisal, practically all lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high. You might think that getting a mortgage is the only basis for getting an appraisal, but there are more times when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could be beneficial.

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Contest 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 real estate, so if prices are less than what they used to be in your area, you can appeal your assessment and save money. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. We're equipped to assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

Removing PMI for mortgage payments

When the amount being loaned to the buyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate, nearly all lenders ask home buyers to purchase this added insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. More often than not, this added payment is lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is promptly forgotten. This is unfavorable because PMI becomes unnecessary when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - decreases below the 80% level. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was implemented by the United States Congress requiring lenders to eliminate the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Nordquist Appraisal LLC can provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home, and the expense of the home valuation can generally be recovered 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 a very horrible experience for the parties involved, and it is often more complicated by the hard decision of who maintains the property. 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 property, regardless of the circumstances.

The parties will have a clearer picture of what price to set, if they wish to sell the home. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've gotten a fair assessment.

Accurate and fair estate liquidation

The loss of a loved one is a painful time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often requires an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the real estate involved. We ensure the utmost degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Unlike many wealthy individuals, most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to handle these issues. A home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, so understanding the true worth of the real estate at hand is of vital importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've gotten a fair deal.

Relocate to or from Allegheny County for work

We understand the stress involved with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in setting up a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive attributes of their property, along with information regarding any recent sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our thorough inspection.

Close on 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. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, apart from real estate agents. Our fees aren't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they depend on our efforts to complete the appraisal report.

We examine the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Seeking 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, because we're experts in knowing how long homes are one the market.

Let Nordquist Appraisal LLC assist you in selling your home quickly at the right price