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Attention homeowners in Anchorage and Anchorage County: Need an appraisal?

Check out the top 7 reasons Alaska homeowners order from Bob Hayes Real Estate Appraiser:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. Remove PMI to cut their mortgage payments
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a divorce in the state of Alaska, when real estate needs to be divided
  7. Settle an estate in Alaska by determining the true market value of a property
Need help determining the price of your home in or near Anchorage, Alaska? Contact Bob Hayes Real Estate Appraiser.

We at Bob Hayes Real Estate Appraiser understand the unique needs of a consumer looking for 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 (FSBO)

It's very hard to be objective about your own house because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. The professional appraisers at Bob Hayes Real Estate Appraiser will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. The appraisal is something concrete to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's market value, not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to an expert appraiser's value assessment than yours.

Challenge property tax assessments

Let's say you live in an area that's going down -- your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. This only means you're paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the quicker you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be. Getting an appraisal from Bob Hayes Real Estate Appraiser is your best weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Need to cancel PMI?

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) removed from your mortgage loan is an attractive way to cut expenses for homeowners. Once your mortgage loan is down below 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI removed from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We're veterans in helping clients just like you abolish unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender may choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is in or near a declining area. This can be bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also disadvantageous from a cash flow angle. Bob Hayes Real Estate Appraiser can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you wish a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you want a veteran appraiser to double-check your appraisal for accuracy? We can go out and check the subject and comps in a field review. Or, if you're in a rush, 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? Bob Hayes Real Estate Appraiser can help you with that. While typically requested by banks, you may desire to exercise this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.