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Let JAMES HENRY CRUPI LLC. attend to your appraisal needs

To many, an appraisal is simply one more thing on the settlement sheet for a home sale or refinance. Even though there are a budding number of automated home valuation methods that might appear to be more cost-effective than an appraisal, almost all lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are very high. You might believe that getting a mortgage is the only reason you should get an appraisal, but there are additional situations when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional could be beneficial.

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Dispute your tax assessment

If you are in an area where the value of property has declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. We can assist you in appealing your tax assessment.

PMI removal to lower a mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is an extra insurance plan that almost all lenders ask home owners to purchase when the amount being loaned to the homebuyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate. This additional payment is often lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. This is damaging because PMI isn't required when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - dips below the 80% mark. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was passed by the United States Congress requiring lenders to dismiss the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

JAMES HENRY CRUPI LLC. will produce a statement regarding the value of your home, and the expense of the home valuation can usually be regained in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Settle a divorce with fewer hang-ups

A divorce is often complicated by the difficult decision of who keeps the property, and it can be an especially horrible occurrence for both parties. It's a good idea to get an appraisal from JAMES HENRY CRUPI LLC. so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their property, regardless of the situation.

If the parties want to sell the home, they'll have a clearer picture of what price to set. And on the flip side, if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair evaluation.

Fair and accurate estate liquidation

Losing a loved one is a painful time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often calls for an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the residential property involved. We guarantee the highest degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to manage these affairs, unlike wealthier individuals. A home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, so understanding the true worth of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've received a fair deal.

Relocate to or from Monmouth County through an employee relocation program

Employee relocation can be a stressful event, and we understand. We take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our intensive inspection, we encourage relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive features of their property, along with information regarding any current sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Sell your home quickly — for an accurate price

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

We examine the difference in value items like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. And we're experts in knowing how long homesstay on the market. So, obtaining a professional appraisal is a reliable way to decide what improvements will add value and what an applicable 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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