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Attention homeowners in Huntington Beach and Orange County: Need an appraisal?

Check out the top seven reasons why CA homeowners call on Appraisal-One:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to cut their mortgage payment
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a CA divorce, when real estate property needs to be divided
  7. Determine the true market value of real estate in question to settle an estate in Orange county or CA

Need help determining the price of your house in or near Huntington Beach, CA?
Contact Appraisal-One.

At Appraisal-One, we understand the special needs of a consumer in need of appraisal services. The appraisal process and reporting formats are relatively routine to our business clients like banks, attorneys, and CPAs. As our client, we will give you extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more clearly understand what we do and how we present our findings.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Appraisal-One, are objective. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer. It gives you something tangible to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value assessment than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

A preferred 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 below 80% of the value of your property, 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. Appraisal-One is experienced in helping homeowners just like you delete unnecessary PMI insurance.

Challenge Orange county's assessment of your property

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if your house not appreciating as much as other properties close to yours. This only means you are going to pay higher taxes than you should be paying. The sooner you take care of a matter like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. When challenging your property tax assessment, getting an expert appraisal from Appraisal-One is your number one weapon.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

If your house is near a declining area, your lender might just decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be unsuitable from a cash flow angle, and negative on your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Appraisal-One can provide you with an expert appraisal to help you reinstate your HELOC.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for preciseness, or do you want a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? In a field review we will go out and check the subject and comparables in question. Or, if you're in a hurry, we can provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

We can also provide a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have had in the past. While usually requested by banks, you may wish to make use of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.