Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Grayson, Hood, Hunt, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant or Van Zandt County Texas
Here are the top reasons Texas homeowners use Appraising Texas:
- Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
- Challenge a property tax assessment
- To reduce a mortgage payments by removing PMI
- To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
- Verify another appraiser's report
- If property needs to be divided because of a divorce
- Determine the true market value of the real estate in question to settle an estate in Texas
At Appraising Texas, we understand the individual needs of a homeowner looking for appraisal services. While our typical business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get an extra level of customer service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.
For-Sale-by-Owner (FSBO) / Pre-Listing ServicesSince you have an emotional attachment to your own house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. The professional appraisers at Appraising Texas will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your property will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. The appraisal is something tangible to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your house's value, and not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value conclusion than yours.
Challenge a property tax assessmentIf you live in a region that is going down or is not appreciating as much as other homes close to yours, your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. This means you are most likely paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the sooner you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be. Getting an appraisal report from Appraising Texas is your strongest weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.
Need to cancel PMI?PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. An attractive way to cut costs for homeowners is getting the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan is down below 80% of the value of your home, in most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. At Appraising Texas, we're experts in helping homeowners just like you abolish unwanted PMI insurance.
Recently got a freeze to your HELOC?If your property is close to a declining area, your lender may make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be disadvantageous from a cash flow angle, but it can be damaging to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An expert appraisal from Appraising Texas can help you reinstate your HELOC.
We Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review ServicesWould you wish a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need an expert to double-check your appraisal for precision? An appraiser from Appraising Texas can go out and check the subject and comps in a field review. If you need it in a rush, we'll provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can, using online data sources as well as our own files.
Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal? Appraising Texas can help you with that. While typically requested by banks, you may need to exercise this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.