There are lots of reasons consumers call on WalshStreet Appraisals

Thousands of people in California purchase, sell or refinance their home every month. Many of these transactions have a simple line item for an appraisal. The majority of lenders still call for a local expert because the stakes are very high, even though there are an increasing number of automated home valuation processes that may appear less expensive than an appraisal. You might believe that obtaining a mortgage is the only reason to get an appraisal, but there are additional instances when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could be beneficial.

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Let WalshStreet Appraisals help you dispute your tax assessment in Los Angeles County

If you live in an area where property values have declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. When building your case, an appraisal from WalshStreet Appraisals is your best evidence. We're qualified to assist you in challenging your tax assessment.

Let WalshStreet Appraisals help you eliminate PMI to lower your mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is an extra insurance plan that almost all lenders ask buyers to buy when the amount being loaned to the homebuyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate. This extra payment is often bundled into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. This is unfavorable because PMI is unnecessary when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% mark. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was implemented by the United States Congress that requires lenders to eliminate the PMI payments when the balance is paid down to 78% of the original value.

If you'd like to get rid of PMI, WalshStreet Appraisals will produce a statement regarding the value of your home. The expense of the appraisal can often be recovered in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

Settling a divorce with less stress with an appraisal from WalshStreet Appraisals

A divorce is often complicated by the strenuous decision of who gets the home, and it can be an especially heartbreaking ordeal for both parties. So both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their home, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from WalshStreet Appraisals, regardless of the situation.

The parties will have a better idea of what price to set, if they need to sell the home. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've gotten a fair assessment.

Fair and accurate estate liquidation with WalshStreet AppraisalsSettling an estate

The loss of a loved one is a difficult time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often entails an appraisal to establish Market Value for the residential property involved. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, guaranteeing the fullest degree of discretion.

Unlike wealthier individuals, most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to handle these matters. A home or other property often makes up an uneven share of the total estate value, so understanding the true value of the real estate at hand is of vital importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've gotten a fair deal.

Relocating to or from Los Angeles County

We are aware of the stress involved with an employee relocation. We take great care in establishing a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive aspects of their property, along with information about any recent sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our detailed process.

Selling your home quickly at the right price with an appraisal from WalshStreet Appraisals

Whether you decide to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal will help you make a more informed decision regarding your selling price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike real estate agents. Our fees are based on our efforts to perform the appraisal report and not a percentage of the sales price.

We examine the difference in value things like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. And we're experts in knowing how long properties stay on the market. So, getting a professional appraisal is a trusted way to determine what improvements will add value and what a suitable sales price is for your home so you don't come up short or have your house on the market for an extended amount of time.