Attention homeowners in West Columbia and Lexington County: Get an Appraisal today!

The top seven reasons why SC homeowners need A. M. Appraisals:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether they're selling the home themselves or using a real estate agent)
  2. To challenge a SC property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to reduce your mortgage payments
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To determine the true market value of property in question to settle an estate in Lexington County or the state of SC

Need help deciding the price of your house in or near West Columbia, SC?
Contact A. M. Appraisals.

At A. M. Appraisals, we understand the particular needs of a customer in need of appraisal services. While our usual business 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.

For Sale By Owner (FSBO)/Pre-Listing Services

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at A. M. Appraisals, will be 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 selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. It gives you something tangible to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's price, not just how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value report than yours.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

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. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Once your mortgage loan amount is down below 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI removed from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We're veterans in helping homeowners just like you rid themselves of unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenge Lexington county's assessment of your property

Lets say your house is not appreciating as much as other homes close to yours -- your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. That only means you are paying more taxes than you should. The faster you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. An expert appraisal from A. M. Appraisals is your chief weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

If your house is near a declining area, your lender just may 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 this be inconvenient from a cash flow angle, and unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. A. M. Appraisals can provide you with an expert appraisal to help you reinstate your HELOC.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need a seasoned appraiser to double-check your appraisal for preciseness, or do you desire a second opinion without the expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from A. M. Appraisals can go out and check the subject and comps in a field review. If you need it in a rush, 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.

We can also provide you with a a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have in your possession. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may wish to exercise this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.

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