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Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Buzzards Bay and Barnstable County

The top 7 reasons MA homeowners use Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home on their own or using a real estate agent)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. To cut their mortgage payments by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. Determine the true market value of real estate in question to settle an estate in Barnstable county or MA

Do you own a house in or near Buzzards Bay? Do you need help deciding the price of your real estate?
Contact Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services.

We at Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services understand the special needs of a consumer seeking appraisal services. The appraisal process and reporting formats are familiar to our business clients like lenders, attorneys, and CPAs. Being a person not in the real estate business that ordinarily doesn't look at appraisals every day,you can expect extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to better understand what we do and how we document the results of our analysis.

For Sale By Owner (FSBO)/Pre-Listing Services

It's very hard to be objective about your home because of your emotional attachment to it. The professional appraisers at Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer. It gives you something tangible to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's value -- not just how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value report than yours.

Need to remove PMI?

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) canceled from your mortgage loan is an attractive way to save money for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. We're experienced in helping clients just like you get rid of unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenging Barnstable county's assessment of your property

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in an area that is going down or not appreciating as much as other homes close by. This only means you are probably paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The quicker you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an expert appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services is your perfect weapon.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender just might make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is near a declining area. This can this be unsuitable from a cash flow viewpoint, and damaging to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need a veteran appraiser to double-check your appraisal for accuracy, or do you need a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comps. Or, if you're in a rush, we can 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 We can assist you While usually requested by banks, you may wish to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.