Need an appraisal in Longview or Cowlitz County?
See the top reasons Washington homeowners use Broadway Appraisal LLC:
At Broadway Appraisal LLC, we understand the individual needs of a customer looking for appraisal services. While our usual clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get an extra level of 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 ServicesSince you have an emotional attachment to your house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Broadway Appraisal LLC, will be objective. We'll tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your property will attract interested buyers. The appraisal is something tangible to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's value -- not just you saying how much you think your house is worth. Interested buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value assessment than yours.
Challenging Cowlitz County's assessment of your propertyIf you live in a region that is declining or not appreciating as much as other houses nearby, your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. This means you are going to pay higher taxes than you should be paying. The faster you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. When challenging your property tax assessment, getting an appraisal report from Broadway Appraisal LLC is your number one weapon.
Appraisals to remove PMIGetting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) removed from your mortgage loan is a popular way to cut expenses for homeowners. Once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your house, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. Broadway Appraisal LLC is seasoned in helping people just like you dismiss unneeded PMI insurance.
Recently got a freeze to your HELOC?Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender might just choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is in or near a declining area. This can be inopportune from a cash flow angle, and bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Broadway Appraisal LLC can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with an expert appraisal.
Field and Desktop Appraisal Review ServicesHave you just been handed a copy of your appraisal and you'd like to have a professional double-check it for efficiency or do you need a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comparables in question in a field review. Or, if you're in a rush, we can provide you with a desk review and verify as many facts as we can, using online data sources as well as our own files.
Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal? Broadway Appraisal LLC can help you with that. Although most review work is requested by lenders for quality control, homeowners that have reason to believe they've been the victim of mortgage fraud are wise to get a second opinion.