Attention homeowners in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County: Need an appraisal?

See the top 7 reasons why PA homeowners use Nordquist Appraisal LLC:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. To challenge a PA property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to lower your mortgage payments
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. Determine the true market value of property in question to settle an estate

Need help determining the value of your home in or near Pittsburgh, PA?
Contact Nordquist Appraisal LLC.

At Nordquist Appraisal LLC, we understand the unique needs of a homeowner after appraisal services. Our usual business clients are used to the appraisal process and the customary "products" we deliver to them. As our non-traditionalclient, you can expect extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to better understand what we do and how we document our findings.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner

Since you have an emotional attachment to your house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Our professional appraisers at Nordquist Appraisal LLC are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we'll tell you what you need to know. A professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your property will attract many interested buyers. It gives you something tangible to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's price, not just you saying how much your house is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value estimation than yours.

Appraisals to remove PMI

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. An attractive way to cut expenses for homeowners is to get the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is down below 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. We're experienced in helping folks just like you rid yourselves of unnecessary PMI insurance.

Challenging property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a region that is declining. This only means you're probably paying higher taxes than you should be paying. 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 challenging your property tax assessment, getting a professional appraisal from Nordquist Appraisal LLC is your number one weapon.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender may just choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is near a declining area. This can be be destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also difficult from a cash flow point of view. Nordquist Appraisal LLC can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you like a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you desire a seasoned appraiser to double-check your appraisal for preciseness? Nordquist Appraisal LLC offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comps. If you're in a rush, we'll provide you with a desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

Need a retrospective review of an appraisal report? We can help with that too. While typically requested by banks, you may need to employ this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.