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Attention homeowners in NEEDHAM and Norfolk County: Get an Appraisal today!

The top seven reasons Massachusetts homeowners call on NEW ENGLAND APPRAISAL SERVICES LTD:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home themselves or using an agent)
  2. Challenge Norfolk County's assessment of your property
  3. Remove PMI to reduce a monthly mortgage payment
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a divorce in the state of Massachusetts, when real estate needs to be divided
  7. To settle an estate in Massachusetts by determining the true market value of the property in question
Need help determining the price of your home in or near NEEDHAM, Massachusetts? Contact NEW ENGLAND APPRAISAL SERVICES LTD.

At NEW ENGLAND APPRAISAL SERVICES LTD, we understand the special needs of a consumer after appraisal services. While our typical business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra 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

It's very hard to be objective about your house because of your emotional attachment to it. A professional appraiser is objective and 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 home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer. It gives you something tangible to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your house's value, and not just how much your house is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value judgement than yours.

Challenge a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a region that is going down or not appreciating as much as other properties close by. This means you are paying higher taxes than you should be paying. 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 an appraisal from NEW ENGLAND APPRAISAL SERVICES LTD is your #1 weapon.

Appraisals to cancel 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 amount is below 80% of the value of your property. In most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. NEW ENGLAND APPRAISAL SERVICES LTD is seasoned in helping customers just like you delete undesirable PMI insurance.

Recently got a freeze to your HELOC?

Your lender might just decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is in or near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be difficult and inconvenient from a cash flow viewpoint, and unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. A professional appraisal from NEW ENGLAND APPRAISAL SERVICES LTD can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Have you just been given a copy of your appraisal and you would prefer to have an expert double-check it for accuracy or do you desire a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comparables 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.

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