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Let The Real Property Group take care of your appraisal

To many, an appraisal just looks like another fee in the long list of items for a mortgage or refinance. Most lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are very high, even though there are a developing number of automated home valuation systems that might appear to be more economical than an appraisal. You might think that obtaining a mortgage is the only reason to acquire an appraisal, but there are additional cases when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional could be beneficial.

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Dispute your tax assessment in Horry County

If you reside 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 The Real Property Group is your best evidence. At The Real Property Group, we're equipped to assist you in challenging your tax assessment.

PMI removal to lower your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the buyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the home, almost all lenders ask buyers to take out an supplemental insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Very often, this additional payment is lumped into the monthly mortgage payment and is promptly forgotten. This is damaging because PMI is unnecessary when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - dips below the 80% level. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was approved by the United States Congress requiring lenders to eliminate the PMI installments when the balance is paid down to 78% of the original value.

The Real Property Group can produce a statement regarding the value of your home, and the expense of the appraisal can usually be recovered in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

Divorce settlement with less stress

A divorce is often complicated by the challenging decision of who maintains the home, and it can be a particularly traumatic experience for both parties. It's a good idea to get an appraisal from The Real Property Group so both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their property, regardless of the situation.

If the parties need to sell the home, they'll have a better idea of what price to set. And on the flip side, if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've gotten a fair evaluation.

Accurate and fair estate liquidation with help from The Real Property Group.

The loss of a loved one is a painful time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often entails an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the residential property involved. We ensure the fullest degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these affairs, unlike many wealthy individuals. A home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, so understanding the true worth of the real estate at hand is of significant importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten an honest deal.

The Real Property Group can assist you in relocating to or from Horry County & Georgetown County

Moving due to a job change can be a stressful eventWe know where you're coming from! That being said, we take great care in establishing a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive aspects of their property, along with information regarding any new sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our thorough process.

Selling your home quickly at the right price with an appraisal from The Real Property Group

A professional appraisal can help you make a better educated decision when determining your selling price, whether you decide to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent. With much different interests than a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees are based on our efforts to complete the appraisal report and and aren't related to the sales price.

We examine the difference in value things 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, getting a professional appraisal is a reliable way to decide 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 too long, costing you hassle and money.