Attention homeowners in and Baltimore County: Get an Appraisal today!

Here are the top seven reasons homeowners hire :

  1. Find the right listing price (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge Baltimore county's assessment of your property
  3. Remove PMI to reduce their monthly mortgage payment
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a divorce, when real estate property needs to be divided
  7. To settle an estate in Baltimore county or by determining the true market value of property in question

Need help deciding the value of your house in or near , ?
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At , we understand the particular needs of a customer after appraisal services. Our usual business clients understand the appraisal process and the usual reporting formats. Being a person not in the real estate business that ordinarily doesn't look at appraisals every day,we will provide you with extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to understand what we do and how we report the results of our analysis.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Our professional appraisers at are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we will tell you what you need to know. A professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract buyers. It gives you something concrete to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's value -- not just you saying how much you think your house is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value judgement than yours.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A preferred way to cut costs for homeowners is getting the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your home, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. At , we're experts in helping homeowners just like you rid themselves of unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenge property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a local area that is going down. That only means you're probably paying more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the sooner you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be. An expert appraisal from is your best weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender might decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is close to a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be be negative on your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also difficult from a cash flow viewpoint. can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you prefer a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need a veteran appraiser to double-check your appraisal for efficiency? In a field review we'll go out and check the subject and comps. If you need it ASAP, we'll provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal? can help you with that. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may wish to utilize this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.