Need an appraisal in Lake Worth or Palm Beach County?
The top reasons FL homeowners order from Real Property Metrics:
Own a house in or near Lake Worth, FL and need help deciding the value of it?
At Real Property Metrics, we understand the unique needs of a consumer in need of appraisal services. While our typical 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.
Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner (FSBO)
Since you have an emotional attachment to your house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Real Property Metrics, are objective. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is a very valuable 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 value, 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 experienced appraiser's value assessment than yours.
Appraisals to cancel PMI
PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A preferred way to cut expenses for homeowners is getting the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan amount is below 80% of the value of your house, in most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We're experienced in helping clients just like you remove unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.
Challenging property tax assessments
Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a region that's going down or not appreciating as much as other properties nearby. 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 quicker you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be. An appraisal from Real Property Metrics is your perfect weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.
Recently got a freeze your HELOC?
Your lender may choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is in or near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be be harmful to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also difficult from a cash flow point of view. Real Property Metrics can help you reinstate your HELOC.
Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services
Would you like a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need an expert to double-check your appraisal for preciseness? An appraiser from Real Property Metrics can go out and check the subject and comparables in a field review. If you need it immediately, 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? Real Property Metrics can We can assist you. While typically requested by banks, you may need to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.