Why you should hire an appraiser

To many, an appraisal is simply one more thing on the break-sheet for a home purchase or refinance. The majority of lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are very high, even though there are a developing number of automated home valuation systems that may seem less expensive than an appraisal. You might assume that getting a mortgage is the only reason to get an appraisal, but there are more times when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might be helpful.

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Contest your tax assessment

If you are in an area where the property value has declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. 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 lower your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the homeowneris more than 80% of the actual value of the home, nearly all lenders ask homeowners to purchase this additional insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This extra payment is often folded into the monthly mortgage payment and is soon forgotten. This is bad because PMI isn't required when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - goes below the 80% level. In fact, the United States Congress invoked a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) requiring lenders to dismiss the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to eliminate PMI, Slater Real Estate Services can give you a statement regarding the value of your home. The expense of the appraisal can often be recovered in just a few months because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Settle a divorce with less stress

A divorce is a particularly traumatic experience for the parties involved, and it is often further complicated by the burdensome decision of who gets the property. So both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their home, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Slater Real Estate Services, regardless of the situation.

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

Fair and accurate estate liquidation

Losing a loved one is a difficult time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often requires 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 don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these affairs, unlike wealthy individuals. And since a home or other property often makes up an uneven share of the total estate value, knowing the true value of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten a fair deal.

Relocate to or from Weld County for work

Employee relocation can be a stressful event, and we understand. That being said, we take great care in establishing a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide input on the positive attributes of their property, along with information regarding any new sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our intensive inspection.

Sell your home promptly — at the right price

A professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision regarding your asking price, whether you choose 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, unlike real estate agents. Our fees depend on our efforts to complete the appraisal report and and aren't related to the sales price.

On a daily basis, we analyze the difference in value things like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. And we're experts in knowing how long homesare on the market. So, getting a professional appraisal is a trusted way to decide what improvements will add value and what an appropriate sales price is for your home so you don't come up short or have your house on the market an unnecessarily long time.

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