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Attention homeowners in Jefferson and Ashe County: Need an appraisal?

The top 7 reasons NC homeowners use Parkway Appraisals:

  1. 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 payment
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Verify a different appraiser's report
  6. In the case of a NC divorce, where real estate needs to be divided
  7. Determine the true market value of real estate in question to settle an estate in Ashe county or NC

Need help determining the price of your home in or near Jefferson, NC?
Contact Parkway Appraisals.

We at Parkway Appraisals understand the individual needs of a homeowner looking for appraisal services. Our regular business clients get the appraisal process and the standard reporting formats. But as a general consumer,we will give you extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to better understand what we do and how we present our conclusions.

For-Sale-By-Owner (FSBO) / Pre-Listing Services

It's very hard to be objective about your house because you probably have an emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Parkway Appraisals, are objective. We'll tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. It gives you something concrete to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, and not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to a qualified appraiser's value estimation than yours.

Appraisals to remove PMI

An attractive way to cut costs for homeowners is getting the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Once your mortgage loan amount is less than 80% of the value of your home, in most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We're qualified in helping folks just like you delete undesirable PMI insurance.

Challenging property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if your home is not appreciating as much as other houses close by. That only means you're going to pay more taxes than you should. The faster 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 Parkway Appraisals is your best weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

If your house is close to a declining area, your lender might just choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be difficult from a cash flow viewpoint, but it can be negative on your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. A professional appraisal from Parkway Appraisals can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Also Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Have you just accepted a copy of your appraisal and you'd like to have a seasoned professional double-check it for efficiency or do you want a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from Parkway Appraisals 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.

Need a retrospective review of an appraisal? We can help you with that Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may need to make use of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.