Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Newbury Park and Ventura County

The top seven reasons why CA homeowners use Choice Appraisals, Inc.:

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

Own a house in or near Newbury Park, CA and need help determining the value of it?
Contact Choice Appraisals, Inc..

At Choice Appraisals, Inc., we understand the individual needs of a homeowner after appraisal services. While our typical business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra 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 Services

It's very hard to be objective about your house because you probably have an emotional attachment to it. Our professional appraisers at Choice Appraisals, Inc. are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we will tell you what you need to know. A professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract many interested buyers. The appraisal is something tangible to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your property's price, and not just how much your home is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to an expert appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

A preferred money saver for homeowners is to get the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your house, in most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We are veterans in helping homeowners just like you remove unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenge Tax Assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if your home is not appreciating as much as other properties close by. That only means you are going to pay more taxes than you should. The faster you take care of a matter like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. Getting an appraisal report from Choice Appraisals, Inc. is your number one weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Your lender may make the decision 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. Not only can this be annoying from a cash flow point of view, but it can be bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Choice Appraisals, Inc. can provide you with an expert appraisal to help you reinstate your HELOC.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need a seasoned appraiser to double-check your appraisal for precision, or do you desire a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from Choice Appraisals, Inc. can go out and check the subject and comps in question in a field review. 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.

Need a retrospective review of an appraisal? We can help with that too. While usually requested by banks, you may wish to employ this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.