Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in West Columbia and Lexington County

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

  1. Find the right listing price (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. To reduce your mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review a different appraiser's report for verification
  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 price of your real estate?
Contact A. M. Appraisals.

We at A. M. Appraisals understand the particular needs of a consumer seeking appraisal services. Our business practices and reporting formats are relatively routine to our business clients like banks, lawyers, and CPAs. Being a regular homeowner that ordinarily doesn't see an appraisal every day,you'll receive extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more fully understand what we do and how we report our findings.

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

It's very hard to be objective about your own house 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. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. It gives you something tangible to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's value, not just how much you think your house is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) removed from your mortgage loan is a preferred way to save money for homeowners. Once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your home, in most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI removed from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. A. M. Appraisals is experts in helping homeowners just like you rid yourselves of undesirable PMI insurance.

Challenge a property tax assessment

Lets say your home is not appreciating as much as other houses nearby -- your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. That only means you are most likely paying more taxes than you should. The earlier 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 appraisal from A. M. Appraisals is your chief weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender might just choose 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 be be unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also difficult and inconvenient from a cash flow standpoint. A. M. Appraisals can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with efficient appraisal.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for preciseness, or do you want a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from A. M. Appraisals can go out and check the subject and comparables in a field review. Or, if you're in a hurry, we can 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 had done before. While usually requested by banks, you may need to exercise this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.

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