Appraisal services for West Columbia and Lexington County homeowners

Here are the top reasons SC homeowners use A. M. Appraisals:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. Remove PMI to reduce a mortgage payments
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a SC divorce, when real estate needs to be divided
  7. Determine the true market value of real estate in question to settle an estate in Lexington county or SC

Do you own a house in or near West Columbia? Do you need help deciding the price of your real estate?
Contact A. M. Appraisals.

At A. M. Appraisals, we understand the individual needs of a homeowner looking for appraisal services. Our business practices and reporting formats are familiar to our business clients like banks, attorneys, and CPAs. As our valued client, you'll receive extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to understand what we do and how we report our findings.

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. A professional appraiser is objective and will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is a crucial negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer. The appraisal is something tangible to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's value, not just you saying how much you think your house is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value report than yours.

PMI Removal Appraisals

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A popular way to cut costs for homeowners is to get the PMI eliminated from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan amount is less than 80% of the value of your home, in most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We're experts in helping people just like you rid yourselves of unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenging a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if your home not appreciating as much as other houses nearby. That means you are most likely paying more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the earlier you take care of a matter like this, the better. Getting a professional appraisal from A. M. Appraisals is your chief weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

If your house is in or near a declining area, your lender just might make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be be bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also disadvantageous from a cash flow point of view. An expert appraisal from A. M. Appraisals can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Would you wish a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for efficiency? In a field review we will go out and check the subject and comparables. Or, if you're 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? We can We can assist you While typically requested by banks, you may need to make use of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.

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