Let James Earp Appraisal Service handle your appraisal needs

To a lot of people, an appraisal is simply a line item on the break-sheet for a mortgage or refinance. The majority of lenders still call for a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high, even though there are a growing number of automated home valuation processes that might appear less expensive than an appraisal. You might assume that obtaining a mortgage is the only reason to get an appraisal, but there are additional situations when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might be beneficial.

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Dispute your tax assessment in Wake County

If you reside in an area where property values have depreciated, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service is your best evidence when building your case. At James Earp Appraisal Service, we're capable of assisting you in appealing your tax assessment.

PMI removal to reduce your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the buyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate, almost all lenders ask homeowners to take out this supplemental insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This added payment is often bundled into the monthly mortgage payment and is soon forgotten. PMI isn't required when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - decreases below the 80% mark, making this very unfortunate. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was invoked by the United States Congress requiring lenders to eliminate the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

James Earp Appraisal Service will give you 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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Settle a divorce with fewer hang-ups

A divorce can be a particularly traumatic event for both parties, and it is often further complicated by the troublesome decision of who maintains the property. Regardless of the situation, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from James Earp Appraisal Service so both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their house.

If the parties want to sell the home, they'll have a better idea of what price to set. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've gotten a fair evaluation.

Ascertain an accurate and fair valuation for estate liquidation

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

Most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these issues, unlike many wealthy individuals. A home or other property often makes up an unequal 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 walk away knowing they've received an honest deal.

Relocate to or from Wake County for work

Employee relocation can be a stressful event, and we understand. That being said, we take great care in organizing a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our thorough inspection, we recommend relocating employees to provide input on the positive characteristics of their property, along with information regarding any new sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Close on your home promptly — at the right price

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

On a daily basis, we examine the difference in value things like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. And we're experts in knowing how long propertiesstay on the market. So, getting a professional appraisal is a trusted way to decide what improvements will add value and what a suitable 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 James Earp Appraisal Service assist you in selling your home quickly at the right price