Attention homeowners in Muskego and Waukesha County: Get an Appraisal today!
Here are the top seven reasons why Wisconsin homeowners hire Fairway Appraisal Services:
At Fairway Appraisal Services, we understand the special needs of a customer after appraisal services. Our business practices and reporting formats are familiar to our business clients like banks, attorneys, and accountants. But as a general consumer, you'll receive extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more fully understand what we do and how we present our conclusions.
For-Sale-by-Owner (FSBO) / Pre-Listing ServicesIt's very hard to be objective about your home because you most likely have an emotional attachment to 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 selling price so your property will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer. It gives you something concrete to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your house's value, and not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value assessment than yours.
Challenge property tax assessmentsYour local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if your house not appreciating as much as other homes close by. That only means you are probably paying more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the sooner you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an expert appraisal from Fairway Appraisal Services is your best weapon.
Appraisals to cancel PMIPMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. An attractive way to cut costs for homeowners is to get the PMI eliminated from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan. We are qualified in helping customers just like you do away with unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.
Was your HELOC recently frozen?Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender just may decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is close to a declining area. This can be troublesome from a cash flow angle, and harmful to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Fairway Appraisal Services can help you reinstate your HELOC.
We Also Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review ServicesWould you wish a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need a professional to double-check your appraisal for verity? Fairway Appraisal Services offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comps in question. If you're in a rush, we'll provide 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 report you may have had done before. While usually requested by banks, you may want to make use of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.