Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Orlando and Orange County

Here are the top seven reasons Florida homeowners need Classic Valuations, Inc.:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. To lower your mortgage payments by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Verify another appraiser's report
  6. In the case of a divorce in the state of Florida, where real estate property needs to be divided
  7. To settle an estate in Orange county or Florida by determining the true market value of the real estate in question
Own a home in or near Orlando, Florida and need help deciding the price of it? Contact Classic Valuations, Inc..

We at Classic Valuations, Inc. understand the particular needs of a consumer looking for appraisal services. While our usual 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.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale by Owner (FSBO)

It's very hard to be objective about your home because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. The professional appraisers at Classic Valuations, Inc. will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. A professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract buyers. It gives you something concrete to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your house's value, and not just how much you think your house is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to a qualified appraiser's value opinion than yours.

Challenge property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a local area that's declining or not appreciating as much as other homes close by. That only means you're 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. A professional appraisal from Classic Valuations, Inc. is your #1 weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Need to remove PMI?

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) eliminated from your mortgage loan is an attractive way to cut expenses for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. We are experienced in helping clients just like you rid themselves of unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.

Recently got a freeze to your HELOC?

Your lender might make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is in or near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be disadvantageous from a cash flow angle, but it can be bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Classic Valuations, Inc. can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with efficient appraisal.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need a professional to double-check your appraisal for precision, or do you need a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from Classic Valuations, Inc. can go out and check the subject and comparables in a field review. If you're in a hurry, 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.

We can also provide you with a retrospective review of any appraisal you may have had done before. Although most appraisal reviews are requested by lenders for quality control, homeowners suspecting they've been the victim of mortgage fraud are wise to invest in a second opinion.