Appraisal services for Carmel and Monterey County homeowners

Here are the top reasons CA homeowners order from Fox Briar Appraisal Services:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. To challenge a CA property tax assessment
  3. To cut a monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Verify a different appraiser's report
  6. In the case of a CA divorce, where real estate property needs to be divided
  7. Settle an estate in CA by determining the true market value of property in question

Own a house in or near Carmel, CA and need help deciding the price of it?
Contact Fox Briar Appraisal Services.

At Fox Briar Appraisal Services, we understand the particular needs of a homeowner after appraisal services. The appraisal process and reporting formats are familiar to our business clients like banks, lawyers, and CPAs. As our client, we'll be sure you get 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 (FSBO)

It's very hard to be objective about your house because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. A professional appraiser is objective and will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your property will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. It's something tangible to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your house's price, and not just how much you think your home is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to an expert appraiser's value opinion than yours.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

An attractive way to cut costs for homeowners is to get the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your home, in most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We are veterans in helping customers just like you get rid of undesirable PMI insurance.

Challenge a property tax assessment

Lets say you live in a local area that's going down -- your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. This only means you're probably paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the sooner you take care of things like this, the better. When challenging your property tax assessment, getting an appraisal report from Fox Briar Appraisal Services is your #1 weapon.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Your lender might choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is close to a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be be detrimental to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also difficult and inconvenient from a cash flow angle. An appraisal from Fox Briar Appraisal Services can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for precision, or do you need a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Fox Briar Appraisal Services offers field reviews where we go out and check the subject and comps. If you need it ASAP, we'll provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

Need a retrospective review of an appraisal report? We can help you with that Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may wish to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.

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