Today’s market can be challenging pricing a home. Whether you’re a homeowner selling your property on your own or a seasoned REALTOR® trying to establish a fair list price it’s often difficult to sift through all of the market data to determine a true value for your home.
Home Measuring Service
Home Measuring Services based on the National ANSI Standards Services and based on what the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® teaches their Agents to consider as perimeter walls as “Living Area” square footage.
Settling an estate is one of those things that most people know little about until they actually go through the experience. So we hope to offer you a bit of insight into the process of estate settlement as it pertains to real estate appraisals.
Tax Assessment Appeals
With an improving economy and higher home sales prices, some homes are being assessed at higher rates. I use the word “some” because I see very few homes over assessed. And, some are still far under assessed and haven’t been fairly assessed in years, especially in Ascension Parish. I say this because if you want to contest your assessment, you’d better be well prepared.
PMI Removal Appraisals
Mortgage Insurance premiums can add an extra $50 to $200 per month to your monthly housing expense. The U.S. Congress has mandated mortgage lenders remove your PMI when your home reaches a certain percentage of equity, perhaps 20%, 25% or whatever your mortgage company has established. Generally when applying to remove your PMI, the Lender will provide you a list of approved Appraisers.