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Appraisal services for Jefferson and Ashe County homeowners

The top seven reasons why NC homeowners use Parkway Appraisals:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether they're selling the home themselves or using a real estate agent)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. To cut your mortgage payments by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Verify a different appraiser's report
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To determine the true market value of property in question to settle an estate

Need help deciding the price of your house in or near Jefferson, NC?
Contact Parkway Appraisals.

At Parkway Appraisals, we understand the special needs of a homeowner after appraisal services. The appraisal process and reporting formats are relatively routine to our business clients like banks, lawyers, and accountants. As our client, you'll receive extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to better understand what we do and how we report our findings.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner

It's very hard to be objective about your own house because you probably have an emotional attachment to it. The professional appraisers at Parkway Appraisals will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. A professional appraisal is a crucial negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your property will attract interested buyers. It gives you something tangible to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's price, not just you saying how much your house is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value report than yours.

Appraisals to remove PMI

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) eliminated from your mortgage loan is a preferred way to cut costs for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is less than 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. At Parkway Appraisals, we're qualified in helping folks just like you remove unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenge a property tax assessment

Lets say your house is not appreciating as much as other properties nearby -- your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. That only means you're paying more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the sooner you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting a professional appraisal from Parkway Appraisals is your strongest weapon.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

If your property is near a declining area, your lender might just make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be troublesome from a cash flow standpoint, and detrimental to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Parkway Appraisals can provide you with efficient appraisal to help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need an expert to double-check your appraisal for efficiency, or do you need a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Parkway Appraisals offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comps. If you need it ASAP, we'll provide you with a desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

We can also provide you with a a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have had in the past. Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may need to exploit this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.