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Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Destin and Okaloosa County

The top 7 reasons why FL homeowners order from Appraisal House, Inc.:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. Remove PMI to reduce their mortgage payments
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a FL divorce, where property needs to be divided
  7. Determine the true market value of real estate in question to settle an estate in Okaloosa county or FL

Own a home in or near Destin, FL and need help determining the value of it?
Contact Appraisal House, Inc..

We at Appraisal House, Inc. understand the particular needs of a consumer seeking appraisal services. While our usual business 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 Services

Since you have an emotional attachment to your home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Our professional appraisers at Appraisal House, Inc. are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we'll tell you what you need to know. A professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract many interested buyers. The appraisal is something concrete to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's price -- not just you saying 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 conclusion than yours.

Need 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 below 80% of the value of your house, in most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We are seasoned in helping clients just like you rid yourselves of unnecessary PMI insurance.

Challenging Okaloosa county's assessment of your property

If you live in a local area that is going down or is not appreciating as much as other properties close by, your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. That only means you are 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 off you'll be. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting a professional appraisal from Appraisal House, Inc. is your number one weapon.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Your lender may make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be be bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also troublesome from a cash flow standpoint. An appraisal from Appraisal House, 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 desire a professional to double-check your appraisal for efficiency? Appraisal House, Inc. offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comps in question. Or, if you need it immediately, 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? 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 property.