Why you should get an appraisal

Each year, thousands of people in Florida buy, sell or refinance their home. Many of these transactions include a simple line item for an appraisal. Even though there are an increasing number of automated home valuation methods that might appear to be more economical than an appraisal, practically all lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are so high. You might believe that securing a mortgage is the only reason you should get an appraisal, but there are additional instances when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional could be helpful.

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Contest your tax assessment

If you reside in an area where the property value has declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from MARC ANTHONY GIZZI APPRAISAL & CONSULTING is your best evidence when building your case. At MARC ANTHONY GIZZI APPRAISAL & CONSULTING, we're equipped to assist you in appealing your tax assessment.

PMI removal to lower a mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the buyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the property, almost all lenders ask home owners to purchase this supplemental insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Seeing that extra payment is usually bundled into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. PMI is no longer required when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% mark, making this very unfortunate. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was invoked by the United States Congress requiring lenders to do away with the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to get rid of PMI, MARC ANTHONY GIZZI APPRAISAL & CONSULTING can give you a statement regarding the value of your home. The price you paid for the appraisal can generally be recovered 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 maintains the home, and it can be a very horrible occurrence for both parties. So both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their home, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from MARC ANTHONY GIZZI APPRAISAL & CONSULTING, regardless of the circumstances.

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

Determine an accurate and fair valuation for estate liquidation

Losing a loved one is a painful time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often calls for an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the real estate involved. We guarantee the maximum degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Unlike wealthy individuals, most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to handle these matters. A home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, so understanding the true worth of the real estate at hand is of significant importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've received an honest deal.

Relocate to or from Lee County for work

We understand the stress involved with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in organizing a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our detailed inspection, we suggest relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive features of their property, as well as information regarding any current sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Close on your home quickly — for an accurate price

A professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision when determining your asking price, whether you want to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees aren't related to the sales price, but rather they depend on our efforts to finish the appraisal report.

We determine the difference in value items like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Getting a professional appraisal is a trusted way to determine 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 homes stay on the market.

Let MARC ANTHONY GIZZI APPRAISAL & CONSULTING assist you in selling your home quickly at the right price