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Why you should get an appraisal from Pinnacle Appraisals, INC.

To a lot of us, an appraisal is simply a line item on the break-sheet for a home sale or refinance. The majority of lenders still call for a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high, even though there are a growing number of automated home valuation processes that might appear to be less expensive than an appraisal. You might believe that securing a mortgage is the only reason to get an appraisal, but there are additional instances when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional could be beneficial.

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Let Pinnacle Appraisals, INC. help you appeal your tax assessment in Denver County

If you live in an area where property values have depreciated, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. When building your case, an appraisal from Pinnacle Appraisals, INC. is your best evidence. We're capable of assisting you in appealing your tax assessment.

Let Pinnacle Appraisals, INC. help you get rid of PMI to lower your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the homebuyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the property, most lenders ask home owners to take out an additional insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Seeing that extra payment is usually bundled into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. PMI isn't required when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - decreases below the 80% level, making this very unfortunate. In fact, the United States Congress passed a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) requiring lenders to do away with the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

Pinnacle Appraisals, INC. will give you a statement regarding the value of your home, and the price you paid for the appraisal can often be regained in just a few months because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

An appraisal from Pinnacle Appraisals, INC. will help you settle a divorce with less stress

A divorce can be a particularly traumatic ordeal for both parties, and it is often even more complicated by the challenging decision of who maintains the house. It's a good idea to get an appraisal from Pinnacle Appraisals, INC. so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their property, regardless of the circumstances.

The parties will have a good idea of what price to set, if they want to sell the home. And 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 difficult time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often requires an appraisal to establish Market Value for the residential property involved. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the utmost degree of discretion.

Most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these matters, unlike wealthier individuals. A home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, so understanding the true value of the real estate at hand is of vital importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've received an honest deal.

Pinnacle Appraisals, INC. can assist you in relocating to or from Denver County

Employee relocation is a stressful event. We know where you're coming from! We take great care in setting up a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide input on the positive aspects of their property, along with information about any recent sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our intensive process.

Let Pinnacle Appraisals, INC. help you sell your home quickly at the right price

A professional appraisal can help you make a better educated decision when determining 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 amount the house sells for, unlike real estate agents. The price we charge isn't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they rest on our efforts to complete the appraisal.

We determine 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 homes are on the market. So, seeking a professional appraisal is a trusted way to determine what improvements will add value and what an appropriate sales price is for your home so you don't come up short or have your house on the market an unnecessarily long time.