Appraisal services for Westfield and Hampden County homeowners
The top 7 reasons Massachusetts homeowners use Jeffrey C. Leger:
At Jeffrey C. Leger, we understand the special needs of a consumer seeking appraisal services. The appraisal process and reporting formats are relatively routine to our business clients like banks, attorneys, and accountants. But as a consumer, we'll be sure you get extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to understand what we do and how we document our findings.
For-Sale-by-Owner (FSBO) / Pre-Listing ServicesSince you have an emotional attachment to your house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. The professional appraisers at Jeffrey C. Leger will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. A professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your property will attract many interested buyers. It's something concrete to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house'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 much more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value assessment than yours.
Challenge Hampden County's assessment of your propertyYour local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in an area that is declining. That means you are probably paying more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the earlier you take care of things like this, the better. Getting an appraisal from Jeffrey C. Leger is your perfect weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.
Appraisals to cancel PMIA preferred way to cut costs for homeowners is getting the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is down below 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan. We're veterans in helping folks just like you delete unnecessary PMI insurance.
Was your HELOC recently frozen?Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender might just make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is close to a declining area. Not only can this be disadvantageous from a cash flow angle, but it can be destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Jeffrey C. Leger can provide you with efficient appraisal to help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.
Field and Desktop Appraisal Review ServicesWould you prefer a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for verity? Jeffrey C. Leger offers field reviews where we go out and check the subject and comparables. Or, if you're in a hurry, 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.
We can also provide you with a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have had done before. Although most appraisal reviews are requested by lenders, homeowners suspecting they've been the victim of mortgage fraud are wise to invest in a second opinion.