Attention homeowners in Buzzards Bay and Barnstable County: Get an Appraisal today!
See the top reasons MA homeowners call on Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services:
Need help deciding the value of your home in or near Buzzards Bay, MA?
We at Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services understand the particular needs of a customer in need of appraisal services. While our typical 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.
Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner
Since you have an emotional attachment to your own home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Our professional appraisers at Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services 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 home will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. It's something tangible to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to a qualified appraiser's value assessment than yours.
Need to cancel PMI?
Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) canceled from your mortgage loan is a fashionable way to save money for homeowners. Once your mortgage loan amount is less than 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services is experts in helping customers just like you dismiss undesirable PMI insurance.
Challenge property tax assessments
Lets say you live in a local area that is declining -- your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. That means you are paying more taxes than you should. The sooner you take care of things like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. When challenging your property tax assessment, getting an expert appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services is your perfect weapon.
Was your HELOC recently frozen?
Your lender might make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is in or near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be difficult from a cash flow point of view, and detrimental to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with efficient appraisal.
We Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services
Would you wish a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you desire an expert to double-check your appraisal for verity? An appraiser from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can go out and check the subject and comps in a field review. 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.
We can also provide a retrospective review of any appraisal you may have in your possession. Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may need to make use of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.