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Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Spring and Harris County

Check out the top 7 reasons Texas homeowners call on Appraisals In 48:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home themselves or using a real estate agent)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. To reduce their monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a divorce in the state of Texas, where property needs to be divided
  7. To determine the true market value of a property to settle an estate in Harris County or the state of Texas
Need help deciding the value of your house in or near Spring, Texas? Contact Appraisals In 48.

At Appraisals In 48, we understand the individual needs of a homeowner in need of appraisal services. Our usual business clients understand the appraisal process and the usual documents we provide. As our client, you will receive extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more clearly understand what we do and how we present our conclusions.

For Sale by Owner (FSBO)/Pre-Listing Services

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

Challenge property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in an area that is declining or not appreciating as much as other homes close to yours. This only means you are most likely paying higher taxes than you should be paying. 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. Getting an expert appraisal from Appraisals In 48 is your perfect weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Need to remove PMI?

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) removed from your mortgage loan is a popular way to save money for homeowners. Once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your home, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI removed from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We're seasoned in helping homeowners just like you dismiss unnecessary PMI insurance.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

If your house is near a declining area, your lender may choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be unsuitable from a cash flow point of view, and unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Appraisals In 48 can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Do you need a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for preciseness, or do you need a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comparables in a field review. If you're in a hurry, we'll 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. While usually requested by banks, you may desire to employ this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.