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

Here are the top seven reasons why SC homeowners hire 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 a property tax assessment
  3. To reduce a mortgage payments by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. If property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. Settle an estate in SC by determining the true market value of real estate in question

Do you own a house in or near West Columbia? Do you need help determining the price of your real estate?
Contact A. M. Appraisals.

We at A. M. Appraisals understand the special needs of a consumer seeking appraisal services. While our typical 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.

For Sale By Owner/Pre-Listing Services

Since you have an emotional attachment to your house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at A. M. Appraisals, will be objective. We'll tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. It's something concrete to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, not just how much your home is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to a qualified appraiser's value judgement than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

A preferred money saver for homeowners is getting the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Once your mortgage loan is down below 80% of the value of your home, in most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI removed from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. At A. M. Appraisals, we're qualified in helping homeowners just like you get rid of unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenging a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if your home not appreciating as much as other houses nearby. This means you're most likely paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The earlier you take care of a matter like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. An appraisal report from A. M. Appraisals is your chief weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender might just make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is in a declining area. This can be be negative on your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also disadvantageous from a cash flow viewpoint. An expert appraisal from A. M. Appraisals can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Also Offer Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you prefer a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need a seasoned appraiser to double-check your appraisal for verity? A. M. Appraisals offers field reviews where we go out and check the subject and comparables in question. Or, if you're in a rush, we can provide 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? We can help you with that Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may wish to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.

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