Attention homeowners in Brooklyn and Kings County: Need an appraisal?

Check out the top seven reasons why New York homeowners use 20-22 Claver Place ace Realty, Inc:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to reduce your mortgage payments
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To determine the true market value of real estate to settle an estate in Kings County or the state of New York
Own a home in or near Brooklyn, New York and need help determining the price of it? Contact 20-22 Claver Place ace Realty, Inc.

We at 20-22 Claver Place ace Realty, Inc understand the unique needs of a homeowner after appraisal services. While our typical business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra customer 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 (FSBO)

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at 20-22 Claver Place ace Realty, Inc, will be objective. We'll tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is very crucial as a negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract interested buyers. It's something concrete to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's market value, not just you saying how much your house is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value estimation than yours.

Challenging a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a local area that's declining. That means you're going to pay more taxes than you should. The earlier you take care of things like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. A professional appraisal from 20-22 Claver Place ace Realty, Inc is your best weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Need to cancel PMI?

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A preferred way to save money for homeowners is to get the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your property. In most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. We are experienced in helping clients just like you do away with unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender might just decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is in a declining area. Not only can this be annoying from a cash flow viewpoint, but it can be harmful to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. 20-22 Claver Place ace Realty, Inc can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with a professional appraisal.

We Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Have you just been given a copy of your appraisal and you would wish to have an expert double-check it for verity or do you need a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? 20-22 Claver Place ace Realty, Inc offers field reviews where we go out and check the subject and comps. Or, if you're in a rush, we can 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 you with a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have in your possession. Even though most appraisal reviews are commissioned by lenders, homeowners suspecting a prior appraisal wasn't above board are wise to get a second opinion.