Attention homeowners in Mission Viejo and Orange County: Get an Appraisal today!

The top seven reasons why CA homeowners hire Premier Appraisal of Southern California:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home themselves or using a real estate agent)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to lower a mortgage payments
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a CA divorce, where property needs to be divided
  7. Determine the true market value of real estate in question to settle an estate in Orange county or CA

Need help deciding the price of your house in or near Mission Viejo, CA?
Contact Premier Appraisal of Southern California.

We at Premier Appraisal of Southern California understand the unique needs of a consumer in need of 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.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner

Since you have an emotional attachment to your house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. A professional appraiser is objective and will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your property will attract many interested buyers. It gives you something tangible to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's price -- not just how much your home is worth. Interested buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

Need to remove PMI?

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A preferred way to cut costs for homeowners is to get 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 amount is less than 80% of the value of your property. In most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. We're experienced in helping clients just like you do away with unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenging Orange county's assessment of your property

If you live in a local area that is declining or is not appreciating as much as other houses nearby, your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. This means you are most likely paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the faster you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be. Getting an appraisal report from Premier Appraisal of Southern California is your chief weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender might just choose 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 this be unsuitable from a cash flow standpoint, and harmful to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Premier Appraisal of Southern California can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Do you need a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for precision, or do you desire 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. Or, if you need it immediately, we can provide you with a desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

We can also provide a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have in your possession. While typically requested by banks, you may want to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.