Attention homeowners in Raleigh and Wake County: Get an Appraisal today!
The top 7 reasons why NC homeowners hire Tucker Appraisal Services:
Do you own a home in or near Raleigh? Do you need help determining the value of your real estate?
At Tucker Appraisal Services, we understand the special needs of a customer seeking 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 (FSBO)
It's very hard to be objective about your own house because you probably have an emotional attachment to it. The professional appraisers at Tucker Appraisal Services 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 home will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer. It gives you something tangible to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's price, not just you saying how much your home is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value assessment than yours.
Appraisals to remove PMI
PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A fashionable way to save money for homeowners is to get the PMI eliminated from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is down below 80% of the value of your property. In most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan. Tucker Appraisal Services is qualified in helping people just like you abolish unwanted PMI insurance.
Challenge Wake county's assessment of your property
If you live in a local area that is declining or not appreciating as much as other homes close by, your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. That only means you're probably paying more taxes than you should. The earlier you take care of things like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. Getting an expert appraisal from Tucker Appraisal Services is your chief weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.
HELOC recently frozen?
Your lender just might make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is close to a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be inconvenient from a cash flow standpoint, but it can be unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Tucker Appraisal Services can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with an expert appraisal.
Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services
Would you prefer a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you desire an expert to double-check your appraisal for verity? In a field review we'll go out and check the subject and comparables in question. Or, if you need it in a rush, we can provide you with a desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.
Need a retrospective review of an appraisal report? We can help with that too. While usually requested by banks, you may wish to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.