Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Mission Viejo and Orange County

The top seven reasons why CA homeowners need Premier Appraisal of SoCal:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether they're selling the home on their own or using an agent)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. Remove PMI to cut your mortgage payments
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To determine the true market value of property in question to settle an estate

Need help determining the price of your house in or near Mission Viejo, CA?
Contact Premier Appraisal of SoCal.

At Premier Appraisal of SoCal, we understand the unique needs of a homeowner after appraisal services. The appraisal process and reporting formats are relatively routine to our business clients like lenders, attorneys, and CPAs. As our client, you will receive extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more fully understand what we do and how we document our findings.

For-Sale-By-Owner (FSBO) / Pre-Listing Services

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. The professional appraisers at Premier Appraisal of SoCal will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. A professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract many interested buyers. It's something tangible to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, and not just how much your house is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to a qualified appraiser's value judgement than yours.

Appraisals to remove PMI

A fashionable way to save money for homeowners is to get the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. Premier Appraisal of SoCal is seasoned in helping customers just like you get rid of unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenge Tax Assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a region that is declining or is not appreciating as much as other homes close by. That means you're most likely paying more taxes than you should. The quicker 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. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting a professional appraisal from Premier Appraisal of SoCal is your number one weapon.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Your lender might make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is close to a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be inopportune from a cash flow point of view, and bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An efficient appraisal from Premier Appraisal of SoCal can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Have you just gotten a copy of your appraisal and you would prefer to have a veteran appraiser double-check it for efficiency or do you need a second opinion without the 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. Or, if you're in a rush, 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 report? We can help with that too. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may desire to exploit this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.