Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Coral Springs and Broward County
The top 7 reasons Florida homeowners need Consolidated Appraisal & Research, Inc.:
We at Consolidated Appraisal & Research, Inc. understand the unique needs of a customer looking for appraisal services. While our typical clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get an extra level of customer 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 ServicesSince you have an emotional attachment to your home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. The professional appraisers at Consolidated Appraisal & Research, Inc. will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. A professional appraisal is very crucial as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract interested buyers. The appraisal is something concrete to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's value -- not just how much you think your house is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value assessment than yours.
Challenge Broward County's assessment of your propertyYour local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a local area that is going down. This only means you are most likely paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the sooner you take care of a matter like this, the better. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an expert appraisal from Consolidated Appraisal & Research, Inc. is your best weapon.
Need to cancel PMI?PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. An attractive money saver for homeowners is to get the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is less than 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan. At Consolidated Appraisal & Research, Inc., we're experienced in helping folks just like you get rid of unwanted PMI insurance.
Was your HELOC recently frozen?Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender just might decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is near a declining area. Not only can this be inopportune from a cash flow point of view, but it can be unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Consolidated Appraisal & Research, Inc. can provide you with efficient appraisal to help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.
Field and Desktop Appraisal Review ServicesDo you need an expert to double-check your appraisal for precision, or do you want a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? In a field review we will go out and check the subject and comps in question. Or, if you need it 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.
We can also provide you with a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have had done before. While usually requested by banks, you may wish to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.