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

Here are the top 7 reasons why SC homeowners call on A. M. Appraisals:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. To reduce their monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. If property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To settle an estate in SC by determining the true market value of property in question

Do you own a home 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 special needs of a homeowner after appraisal services. While our usual clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra 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. Our professional appraisers at A. M. Appraisals are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we will tell you what you need to know. A professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your property will attract buyers. It's something tangible to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's value -- not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to a qualified appraiser's value opinion than yours.

Appraisals to remove PMI

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) canceled from your mortgage loan is a fashionable way to cut expenses for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. At A. M. Appraisals, we're veterans in helping clients just like you get rid of undesirable PMI insurance.

Challenging property tax assessments

Lets say you live in a local area that is declining -- your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. This 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 sooner you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be. When challenging your property tax assessment, getting an appraisal from A. M. Appraisals is your perfect weapon.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender just might make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is near a declining area. Not only can this be annoying from a cash flow viewpoint, but it can be harmful 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 efficient appraisal.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Would you prefer a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you desire a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for efficiency? A. M. Appraisals offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comparables in question. If you need it immediately, we'll provide 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 you may have in your possession. While typically requested by banks, you may need to utilize this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.

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