Appraisal services for Northern New Jersey and Orange, Rockland and Westchester County homeowners
Check out the top reasons NY homeowners call on DAS Appraisals:
Do you own a home in or near Suffern? Do you need help determining the price of your real estate?
At DAS Appraisals, we understand the unique needs of a consumer after 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.
Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner
It's very hard to be objective about your house because of your emotional attachment to it. Our professional appraisers at DAS Appraisals are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we will tell you what you need to know. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer. It gives you something concrete to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your home's price, and 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 far more likely to give credibility to an expert appraiser's value assessment than yours.
Appraisals to remove PMI
PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. An attractive money saver for homeowners is to get the PMI eliminated 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 a lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. We are veterans in helping folks just like you dismiss undesirable PMI insurance.
Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in an area that's going down or is not appreciating as much as other properties close by. That means you're most likely paying more taxes than you should. The quicker you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an expert appraisal from DAS Appraisals is your perfect weapon.
Recently got a freeze your HELOC?
If your home is in or near a declining area, your lender may just choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be be destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also inconvenient from a cash flow angle. DAS Appraisals can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with a professional appraisal.
Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services
Have you just been given a copy of your appraisal and you would like to have a seasoned expert double-check it for precision or do you want a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comparables in question in a field review. If you need it ASAP, we'll provide you with a 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 report? DAS Appraisals can We can assist you. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may need to exploit this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.