Need an appraisal in OAKLAND or Orange County?
Check out the top 7 reasons why FL homeowners call on Antares Appraisal Group, Inc.:
Do you own a home in or near OAKLAND? Do you need help determining the price of your real estate?
At Antares Appraisal Group, Inc., we understand the special needs of a customer in need of appraisal services. While our typical clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.
Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner
It's very hard to be objective about your own house because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Antares Appraisal Group, Inc., 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 price to sell at so your house will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. It gives you something concrete to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value -- not just you saying how much your home is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value judgement than yours.
Need to cancel PMI?
A preferred way to save money 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". Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your property. In most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan. Antares Appraisal Group, Inc. is seasoned in helping people just like you rid themselves of unnecessary PMI insurance.
Challenge Orange county's assessment of your property
Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if your home not appreciating as much as other houses close by. This only means you're going to pay higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the quicker you take care of a matter like this, the better. An appraisal from Antares Appraisal Group, Inc. is your chief weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.
HELOC recently frozen?
Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender may decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is close to a declining area. This can this be disadvantageous from a cash flow standpoint, and damaging to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Antares Appraisal Group, Inc. can provide you with a professional appraisal to help you reinstate your HELOC.
Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services
Would you like a second opinion without the expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you want a professional to double-check your appraisal for accuracy? Antares Appraisal Group, Inc. offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comps. Or, if you're in a rush, we can 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 report you may have had done before. While usually requested by banks, you may wish to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.