Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Atlanta and Fulton County
Here are the top seven reasons why GA homeowners hire Good Look Appraisals:
Own a house in or near Atlanta, GA and need help determining the price of it?
We at Good Look Appraisals understand the special needs of a consumer after appraisal services. The appraisal process and reporting formats are relatively routine to our business clients like lenders, attorneys, and accountants. As our non-traditionalclient, you will receive extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more fully understand what we do and how we present our conclusions.
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 Good Look Appraisals 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 price to sell at so your home will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer. It's something tangible to show your buyer. An 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 you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to an expert appraiser's value assessment than yours.
Need to remove PMI?
Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) eliminated from your mortgage loan is an attractive money saver for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is down below 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan. We are experts in helping consumers just like you rid yourselves of unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.
Challenging property tax assessments
Lets say you live in a region that is going down -- your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. 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. An expert appraisal from Good Look Appraisals is your perfect weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.
HELOC recently frozen?
Your lender just may choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is close to a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be be unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also disadvantageous from a cash flow angle. Good Look Appraisals can provide you with a professional appraisal to help you reinstate your HELOC.
We Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services
Do you need a veteran appraiser to double-check your appraisal for preciseness, or do you need a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comps in question in a field review. Or, if you're in a rush, 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 a retrospective review of any appraisal you may have had in the past. While usually requested by banks, you may need to exercise this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.