Need an appraisal in West Columbia or Lexington County?

The top reasons SC homeowners hire A. M. Appraisals:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home themselves or using an agent)
  2. Challenge Lexington county's assessment of your property
  3. Remove PMI to cut your mortgage payment
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Verify a different appraiser's report
  6. In the case of a SC divorce, when property needs to be divided
  7. To determine the true market value of real estate in question to settle an estate

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

At A. M. Appraisals, we understand the individual needs of a consumer in need of appraisal services. The appraisal process and reporting formats are familiar to our business clients like lenders, attorneys, and CPAs. Being a consumer that probably doesn't look at appraisals every day,you will receive extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to understand what we do and how we report the results of our analysis.

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

It's very hard to be objective about your own home because you probably have an emotional attachment to it. The professional appraisers at A. M. Appraisals will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. A professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers. It gives you something tangible to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value -- not just how much you think your house is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value assessment than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

A popular way to save money for homeowners is getting 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 is below 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. A. M. Appraisals is experienced in helping clients just like you get rid of unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenge Tax Assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a local area that's declining. This only means you are paying higher taxes than you should be paying. 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. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an expert appraisal from A. M. Appraisals is your best weapon.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender might just decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is in or near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be troublesome from a cash flow angle, but it can be unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. A. M. Appraisals can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with a professional appraisal.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need an expert to double-check your appraisal for efficiency, or do you want a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comparables in a field review. Or, if you need it ASAP, 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.

Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal? A. M. Appraisals can help with that too. While typically requested by banks, you may desire to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.

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