Ordering an appraisal from Gentry Appraisal Service,Inc.To a lot of us, an appraisal just looks like another fee on the break-sheet for a home sale or refinance. While there are a developing number of automated home valuation methods that might appear to be more economical than an appraisal, the majority of lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high. You might assume that getting a mortgage is the only reason to get an appraisal, but there are other cases when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could be beneficial.
Let Gentry Appraisal Service,Inc. help you dispute your tax assessment in Oklahoma CountyIt's quite possible you're paying too much in property taxes if you live in an area where property values have declined. Ad Valorem taxes are determined by a past assessment of your house, so if values are less than what they used to be in your area, you can challenge your assessment and save money. An appraisal from Gentry Appraisal Service,Inc. is your best evidence when building your case. At Gentry Appraisal Service,Inc.,we can assist you in disputing your tax assessment.
Let Gentry Appraisal Service,Inc. assist you in lowering your mortgage paymentWhen the amount being loaned to the buyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate, nearly all lenders ask buyers to buy an added insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This extra payment is often lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. PMI becomes unnecessary when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - dips below the 80% mark, making this very unfortunate. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was passed by the United States Congress that requires lenders to remove the PMI payments when the balance is paid down to 78% of the original value.
Gentry Appraisal Service,Inc. can give you a statement regarding the value of your home, and the expense of the home valuation can generally be offset in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.
Settling a divorce with less stressA divorce is an especially daunting ordeal for the parties involved, and it is often even more complicated by the hard decision of who gets the home. So both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their house, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Gentry Appraisal Service,Inc., regardless of the circumstances.
The parties will have a good idea of what price to set, if they want to sell the home. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've gotten a fair assessment.
Settling an estate with peace of mindThe loss of a loved one is a hard 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. We ensure the maximum degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
Most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to handle these matters, unlike wealthy individuals. And since a home or other property often makes up an uneven share of the total estate value, understanding the absolute value of the real estate at hand is of significant importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten an honest deal.
Gentry Appraisal Service,Inc. can help you with relocating to or from Oklahoma CountyEmployee relocation can be a more than just an inconvenience, and we understand. We take great care in setting up a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide input on the positive aspects of their property, as well as information about any new sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our thorough process.
Let Gentry Appraisal Service,Inc. help you sell your home quickly at the right priceWhether you decide to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal can help you make a more informed decision regarding your selling price. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for. Our fees are derived from our efforts to perform the appraisal report and and aren't related to the sales price.
We determine the difference in value things like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Getting a professional appraisal is a reliable 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 an unnecessarily long time - because we're experts in knowing how long homes are one the market.