Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Mount Airy and Frederick County

The top seven reasons why MD homeowners order from Amerappraise:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to lower their mortgage payments
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a MD divorce, when property needs to be divided
  7. To settle an estate in MD by determining the true market value of real estate in question

Need help deciding the value of your home in or near Mount Airy, MD?
Contact Amerappraise.

At Amerappraise, we understand the special needs of a homeowner looking for appraisal services. Our customary business clients understand the appraisal process and the customary "products" we deliver to them. Being a homeowner that most likely doesn't see an appraisal every day,we will provide you with extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to better understand what we do and how we report the results of our analysis.

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

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

PMI Removal Appraisals

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A popular way to save money for homeowners is getting the PMI eliminated from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan amount is less than 80% of the value of your house, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. Amerappraise is qualified in helping people just like you do away with unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenge Tax Assessment

Lets say you live in a region that is going down -- your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. This only means you are probably paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the earlier you take care of things like this, the better. Getting an appraisal report from Amerappraise is your #1 weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender just may decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is in a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be be negative on your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also difficult and inconvenient from a cash flow point of view. Amerappraise can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for preciseness, or do you desire a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Amerappraise offers field reviews where we go out and check the subject and comparables in question. If you need it ASAP, we'll 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 report? We can help with that too. Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may want to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.