Attention homeowners in Ferndale and Oakland County: Need an appraisal?

Check out the top seven reasons why MI homeowners need Property Valuation Group:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. Remove PMI to lower your mortgage payment
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Verify a different appraiser's report
  6. In the case of a MI divorce, when property needs to be divided
  7. To settle an estate in Oakland county or MI by determining the true market value of property in question

Need help deciding the price of your home in or near Ferndale, MI?
Contact Property Valuation Group.

At Property Valuation Group, we understand the special needs of a customer in need of appraisal services. While our usual 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.

For Sale By Owner/Pre-Listing Services

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Our professional appraisers at Property Valuation Group are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we will tell you what you need to know. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. It gives you something concrete to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's price, not just how much your home is worth. Interested buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value report than yours.

PMI Removal Appraisals

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) canceled from your mortgage loan is a preferred way to save money for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is below 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. We're seasoned in helping clients just like you dismiss undesirable PMI insurance.

Challenge a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if your house is not appreciating as much as other homes close to yours. That only means you are going to pay more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the earlier you take care of a matter like this, the better. A professional appraisal from Property Valuation Group is your best weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender might make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is in a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be difficult from a cash flow point of view, and negative on your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Property Valuation Group can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Would you like a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need a seasoned appraiser to double-check your appraisal for precision? We can go out and check the subject and comps in question in a field review. If you're in a hurry, we'll provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal report? Property Valuation Group can help you with that. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may desire to utilize this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.

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