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

The top seven reasons SC homeowners hire 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. To cut their monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate 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

Own a house in or near West Columbia, SC and need help deciding the price of it?
Contact A. M. Appraisals.

We at A. M. Appraisals understand the particular needs of a homeowner after appraisal services. While our usual business 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

It's very hard to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to 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. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. It's something concrete to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's price -- not just how much your home is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value estimation than yours.

Need to remove PMI?

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. An attractive way to save money for homeowners is getting the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your house, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We are seasoned in helping customers just like you abolish unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenge property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a region that's going down or is not appreciating as much as other properties close by. This only means you are going to pay higher taxes than you should be paying. The earlier you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. A professional appraisal from A. M. Appraisals is your perfect weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Your lender might just decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is in or near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be inconvenient from a cash flow point of view, and damaging to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. A. M. Appraisals can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Would you prefer a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you desire a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for verity? In a field review we'll go out and check the subject and comparables in question. Or, if you need it immediately, 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 report? We can help you with that While typically requested by banks, you may desire to exploit this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.

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