Reasons to order an appraisal from Gold Coast Appraisal Group LLC

To many, an appraisal is simply another cost in the long list of items for a mortgage or refinance. Even though there are an increasing number of automated home valuation systems that might appear more economical than an appraisal, the majority of lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high. You might believe that obtaining a mortgage is the only basis for getting an appraisal, but there are additional times when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might be helpful.

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Appeal your tax assessment in Bergen County

If you live in an area where the value of property has declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from Gold Coast Appraisal Group LLC is your best evidence when building your case. We're qualified to assist you in appealing your tax assessment.

Eliminate PMI to lower your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the home buyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the property, many lenders ask homebuyers to buy this added insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Very often, this additional payment is lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. PMI becomes unnecessary when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - dips below the 80% level, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was passed by the United States Congress requiring lenders to dismiss the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Gold Coast Appraisal Group LLC will produce a statement regarding the value of your home, and the price you paid for the home valuation can generally be regained in a short amount of time 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 can be a very daunting ordeal for both parties, and it is often further complicated by the burdensome decision of who maintains the house. Regardless of the situation, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from Gold Coast Appraisal Group LLC so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their home.

If the parties want to sell the home, they'll have a clearer picture of what price to set. And on the flip side, 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

Losing 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, ensuring the highest degree of discretion.

Unlike wealthy individuals, most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these matters. A home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, so knowing the true worth of the real estate at hand is of significant importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten a fair deal.

Relocate to or from Bergen County through an employee relocation program

We are familiar with the headaches associated with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in organizing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide input on the positive features of their property, along with information regarding any recent sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our detailed inspection.

Close on your home quickly — for an accurate price

Whether you choose to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal will help you make a more informed decision regarding your selling price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, unlike real estate agents. Our fees aren't related to the sales price, but rather they are calculated on our efforts to complete the appraisal report.

We analyze the difference in value things like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Obtaining a professional appraisal is a trusted way to decide 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 Gold Coast Appraisal Group LLC help you sell your home quickly at the right price