Appraisal services for Palmer and Matanuska Susitna County homeowners
Here are the top seven reasons AK homeowners use Alaska Real Estate Appraisal:
Own a house in or near Palmer, AK and need help determining the price of it?
We at Alaska Real Estate Appraisal understand the unique needs of a customer in need of appraisal services. While our usual clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.
Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner
Since you have an emotional attachment to your own house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. The professional appraisers at Alaska Real Estate Appraisal will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. A professional appraisal is a crucial negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers. It's something concrete to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your property's price, and not just you saying how much you think your house is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value opinion than yours.
Need to remove PMI?
A fashionable way to save money for homeowners is getting the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. We are veterans in helping folks just like you rid themselves of undesirable PMI insurance.
Challenging Matanuska Susitna county's assessment of your property
Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if your house is not appreciating as much as other properties close by. That means you are going to pay more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the earlier you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be. Getting an appraisal from Alaska Real Estate Appraisal is your strongest weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.
Recently got a freeze your HELOC?
Your lender may make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is in a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be annoying from a cash flow standpoint, and destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Alaska Real Estate Appraisal can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with a professional appraisal.
We Offer Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services
Do you need a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for efficiency, or do you desire a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from Alaska Real Estate Appraisal can go out and check the subject and comps in question in a field review. If you need it ASAP, we'll provide you with a 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 report? Alaska Real Estate Appraisal can We can assist you. Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may need to make use of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.