Appraisal services for Woodland Hills and Los Angeles County homeowners
See the top 7 reasons why CA homeowners order from Taranto Appraisal, Inc.:
Own a house in or near Woodland Hills, CA and need help deciding the price of it?
We at Taranto Appraisal, Inc. understand the special needs of a consumer looking for appraisal services. While our typical 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.
For-Sale-By-Owner (FSBO) / Pre-Listing Services
Since you have an emotional attachment to your home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Taranto Appraisal, Inc., are objective. We'll tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is very crucial as a negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract many interested buyers. It gives you something tangible to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's price, not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to a qualified appraiser's value assessment than yours.
Appraisals to cancel PMI
PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A preferred money saver for homeowners is getting 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 is less than 80% of the value of your property. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. We are qualified in helping people just like you remove unneeded PMI insurance.
Challenge Los Angeles county's assessment of your property
Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if your house not appreciating as much as other houses close by. This means you're going to pay 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 Taranto Appraisal, Inc. is your #1 weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.
Recently got a freeze your HELOC?
Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender might make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is in a declining area. This can be be unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also disadvantageous from a cash flow viewpoint. Taranto Appraisal, Inc. can help you reinstate your HELOC.
We Also 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 want a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for precision? We can go out and check the subject and comps in a field review. Or, if you need it ASAP, 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 a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have had done before. Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may desire to utilize this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.