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Attention homeowners in Destin and Okaloosa County: Get an Appraisal today!

Check out the top seven reasons why FL homeowners hire Appraisal House, Inc.:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. To challenge a FL property tax assessment
  3. To reduce your mortgage payments by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. If property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To settle an estate in FL by determining the true market value of real estate in question

Need help deciding the price of your house in or near Destin, FL?
Contact Appraisal House, Inc..

We at Appraisal House, Inc. understand the unique needs of a consumer seeking appraisal services. The appraisal process and reporting formats are relatively routine to our business clients like lenders, attorneys, and accountants. Being a consumer that probably doesn't look at appraisals on a regular basis,we'll be sure you get extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to better understand what we do and how we present our conclusions.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner

It's very hard to be objective about your own home because you probably have an emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Appraisal House, Inc., are objective. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer. It's something tangible to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's value, not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers know that 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.

Need to remove PMI?

A preferred way to cut expenses for homeowners is to get 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 amount 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. We are experienced in helping people just like you rid yourselves of undesirable PMI insurance.

Challenge Okaloosa county's assessment of your property

Lets say your house is not appreciating as much as other homes nearby -- your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. That means you're going to pay more taxes than you should. The earlier you take care of a matter like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. An appraisal report from Appraisal House, Inc. is your chief weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

If your property is in or near a declining area, your lender might make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be troublesome from a cash flow point of view, and destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Appraisal House, Inc. can provide you with efficient appraisal that will help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.

We Also Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you wish a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you want a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for verity? Appraisal House, Inc. offers field reviews where we 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.

Need a retrospective review of an appraisal report? We can help with that too. While usually requested by banks, you may need to exploit this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.