Need an appraisal in Pittsburgh or Allegheny County?
The top 7 reasons PA homeowners order from Nordquist Appraisal LLC:
Do you own a home in or near Pittsburgh? Do you need help deciding the price of your real estate?
At Nordquist Appraisal LLC, we understand the particular needs of a consumer looking for appraisal services. While our typical 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.
For-Sale-By-Owner (FSBO) / Pre-Listing Services
It's very hard to be objective about your house because you probably have an emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Nordquist Appraisal LLC, 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 selling price so your home will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is very crucial as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer. It gives you something concrete to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's price, not just you saying how much your home is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value opinion than yours.
Need to cancel PMI?
PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A popular way to cut costs for homeowners is getting the PMI eliminated from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan amount is below 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We're seasoned in helping consumers just like you get rid of unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.
Challenging property tax assessments
Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a region that's going down or not appreciating as much as other homes nearby. This means you are going to pay higher taxes than you should be paying. The quicker 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 Nordquist Appraisal LLC is your number one weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.
HELOC recently frozen?
Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender just might decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is near a declining area. Not only can this be unsuitable from a cash flow standpoint, but it can be bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An efficient appraisal from Nordquist Appraisal LLC can help you reinstate your HELOC.
Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services
Do you need a seasoned appraiser to double-check your appraisal for verity, or do you desire a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Nordquist Appraisal LLC offers field reviews where we go out and check the subject and comps in question. Or, if you need it immediately, 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 a retrospective review of any appraisal you may have had done before. While typically requested by banks, you may wish to exercise this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.