Why you should get an appraisal from Gold Coast Appraisal Group LLC

To a lot of us, an appraisal just looks like one more thing on the break-sheet for a home sale or refinance. And even though there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation methods that might appear to be less expensive than an appraisal, almost all lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high. Is obtaining a mortgage the only reason to get an appraisal? Are there more situations when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could be helpful? Of course there are.

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Appeal your tax assessment

It's likely you're paying too much in property taxes if you reside in an area where property values have declined. Ad Valorem taxes are based upon a past assessment of your house, so if values are less than what they used to be in your neighborhood, 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.

PMI removal to reduce a mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the homeowneris more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate, almost all lenders ask home buyers to purchase this additional insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Since the added payment is usually lumped into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. PMI isn't necessary when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% mark, making this very unfortunate. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was passed by the United States Congress requiring lenders to dismiss the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to eliminate PMI, Gold Coast Appraisal Group LLC can give you a statement regarding the value of your home. The cost of the appraisal can generally be regained in just a few months because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Settle a divorce with fewer hang-ups

A divorce can be an especially daunting experience for both parties, and it is often even more complicated by the difficult decision of who maintains the house. Regardless of the circumstances, 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.

The parties will have a a good idea of what price to set, if they need to sell the home. And on the flip side, if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair assessment.

Ascertain a fair and accurate valuation for 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 guarantee the maximum degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to handle these affairs, unlike many wealthy 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 vital importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten an honest deal.

Move to or from Bergen County for work

We know the headaches involved with an employee relocation. That's why we take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our intensive inspection, we suggest relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive attributes of their property, along with information about any new sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Sell your home promptly — for the right price

A professional appraisal can help you make a better educated decision when determining your asking price, whether you decide to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, apart from real estate agents. Our fees aren't related to the sales price, but rather they rest on our efforts to complete the appraisal report.

On a daily basis, we determine the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. And we're experts in knowing how long housesare on the market. So, getting 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.

Let Gold Coast Appraisal Group LLC help you sell your home quickly at the right price