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Appraisal services for Huntington Beach and Orange County homeowners

The top 7 reasons why CA homeowners hire Appraisal-One:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether they're selling the home themselves or using an agent)
  2. To challenge a CA property tax assessment
  3. To cut their monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a CA divorce, when property needs to be divided
  7. To settle an estate in CA by determining the true market value of property in question

Do you own a home in or near Huntington Beach? Do you need help determining the value of your real estate?
Contact Appraisal-One.

We at Appraisal-One understand the individual needs of a homeowner after appraisal services. While our usual business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra customer service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner

It's very hard to be objective about your own home because you probably have an emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Appraisal-One, will be objective. We'll 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 house will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer. It's something concrete to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, and not just how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value report than yours.

Appraisals to remove PMI

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. 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. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is down below 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. Appraisal-One is seasoned in helping people just like you get rid of unnecessary PMI insurance.

Challenge Tax Assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if your house is not appreciating as much as other properties close by. This means you are most likely paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The earlier you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. Getting an appraisal from Appraisal-One is your best weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender might just make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is in a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be difficult from a cash flow angle, but it can be damaging to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Appraisal-One can provide you with an expert appraisal that will help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.

We Also Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Do you need a veteran appraiser to double-check your appraisal for preciseness, or do you need a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? In a field review we'll go out and check the subject and comps in question. Or, if you're in a rush, we can 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 We can assist you Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may need to employ this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.