Why you should get an appraisal from C. Gaba Appraisals, LLC

Every year, thousands of people in Alabama buy, sell or refinance their home. Most of these transactions consist of a simple line item for an appraisal. While there are an increasing number of automated home valuation methods that may appear to be more prudent than an appraisal, the majority of lenders still call for a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high. Is obtaining a mortgage the only basis for getting an appraisal? Are there also instances when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could come in handy? You bet.

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Dispute your tax assessment

It's probable you're paying too much in property taxes if you live in an area where property values have declined. Ad Valorem taxes are determined by a past assessment of your real estate, so if values have declined in your area, you can challenge your assessment and save money. An appraisal from C. Gaba Appraisals, LLC is your best evidence when building your case. At C. Gaba Appraisals, LLC, we're qualified to assist you in disputing 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 real estate, many lenders ask homebuyers to purchase this extra insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. This additional payment is often bundled into the monthly mortgage payment and is promptly forgotten. This is damaging because PMI is unnecessary when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - decreases below the 80% level. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was invoked by the United States Congress requiring lenders to remove the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to get rid of PMI, C. Gaba Appraisals, LLC can produce a statement regarding the value of your home. The price you paid for the home valuation can usually be offset in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Settle a divorce with fewer hang-ups

A divorce can be an especially horrible event for both parties, and it is often further complicated by the hard decision of who keeps the home. So both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their house, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from C. Gaba Appraisals, LLC, regardless of the situation.

The parties will have a better idea of what price to set, if they need to sell the home. And on the flip side, if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair assessment.

Determine an accurate and fair valuation for estate liquidation

The loss of a loved one is a hard time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often requires an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the real estate involved. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, guaranteeing the fullest degree of discretion.

Unlike wealthier individuals, most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to handle these matters. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, understanding the true worth of the real estate at hand is of significant importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten a fair deal.

Relocate to or from Mobile County for work

Employee relocation can be a stressful event, and we understand. That's why we take great care in organizing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our detailed inspection, we suggest relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive attributes of their property, as well as information about any current sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Close on your home promptly — at the right price

A professional appraisal will help you make a more informed decision regarding your asking price, whether you want to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, apart from real estate agents. Our fees aren't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they depend on our efforts to complete the appraisal report.

We analyze the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. And we're experts in knowing how long housesstay on the market. So, obtaining a professional appraisal is a trusted way to decide what improvements will add value and what a suitable sales price is for your home so you don't come up short or have your house on the market an unnecessarily long time.

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