6 Reasons you should order an appraisal from Gold Coast Appraisal Group LLC

Each year, thousands of people in New Jersey buy, sell or refinance their home. Many of these transactions have a simple line item for an appraisal. Most lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high, even though there are a budding number of automated home valuation processes that may appear to be more economical than an appraisal. Is securing a mortgage the only basis for getting an appraisal? Are there also times when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might be helpful? You bet.

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Contest your tax assessment in Bergen County

If you live in an area where the property value has declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. We can assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

Removing PMI for mortgage payments

When the amount being loaned to the home owneris more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate, most lenders ask home buyers to purchase this extra insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This additional payment is often bundled into the monthly mortgage payment and is soon forgotten. This is unfortunate because PMI becomes unnecessary when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - goes below the 80% level. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was passed by the United States Congress that requires lenders to dismiss the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to do away with PMI, Gold Coast Appraisal Group LLC will produce a statement regarding the value of your home. The expense of the appraisal can generally be offset in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Settle a divorce with less stress

A divorce is often complicated by the burdensome decision of who keeps the home, and it can be a particularly horrible event for both parties. Regardless of the situation, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Gold Coast Appraisal Group LLC so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their home.

The parties will have a clearer picture of what price to set, if they want to sell the home. And on the flip side, if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've gotten a fair evaluation.

Ascertain a fair and accurate valuation for estate liquidation

The death 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 Fair Market Value for the residential property involved. We guarantee the utmost 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 issues, unlike wealthy individuals. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, understanding the true worth of the real estate at hand is of vital importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've received a fair deal.

Move to or from Bergen County through an employee relocation program

We understand the headaches involved with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in organizing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide input on the positive attributes of their property, as well as information about any current sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our intensive inspection.

Sell your home quickly — at the right price

A professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision regarding your asking price, whether you want to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent. 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 finish the appraisal report and not a percentage of the sales price.

We determine the difference in value items like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Seeking a professional appraisal is a reliable way to decide what improvements will add value and what an appropriate 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 houses stay on the market.

Let Gold Coast Appraisal Group LLC help you sell your home quickly at the right price