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Reasons to consider an appraisal from Frigoletto & Associates Inc.

Thousands of people in Massachusetts purchase, sell or refinance their home each month. Most of these transactions involve a simple line item for an appraisal. And even though there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation systems that may appear to be more prudent than an appraisal, the majority of lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are very high. Is getting a mortgage the only reason to acquire an appraisal? Are there more instances when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could come in handy? Absolutely.

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Dispute your tax assessment in Worcester County

If you live in an area where the value of property has declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from Frigoletto & Associates Inc. is your best evidence when building your case. At Frigoletto & Associates Inc., we're qualified to assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

Eliminating PMI for mortgage payments

When the amount being loaned to the homebuyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the home, many lenders ask buyers to buy this additional insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Oftentimes, this added payment is folded into the monthly mortgage payment and is quickly forgotten. PMI is no longer required when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% level, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was implemented by the United States Congress requiring lenders to dismiss the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to eliminate PMI, Frigoletto & Associates Inc. can produce a statement regarding the value of your home. The price you paid for the appraisal can usually be recovered in just a few months because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Get a clear valuation on a home take make a divorce settlement less stressful

A divorce is often complicated by the burdensome decision of who gets the property, and it can be an especially daunting occurrence for both parties. So both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their house, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from Frigoletto & Associates Inc., regardless of the circumstances.

If the parties wish to sell the home, they'll have a better idea of what price to set. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've gotten a fair assessment.

Determine a fair and accurate valuation for estate liquidation

Losing a loved one is a hard time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often entails an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the real estate involved. We guarantee the maximum degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Unlike many wealthy individuals, most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these matters. A home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, so understanding the true value of the real estate at hand is of vital importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've gotten an honest deal.

Move to or from Worcester County for work

Employee relocation is a stressful event, and we understand. That being said, we take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive attributes of their property, along with information about any current sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our thorough inspection.

Close on your home quickly — at an accurate price

A professional appraisal will help you make a more informed decision when determining your selling price, whether you choose to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, apart from real estate agents. Our fees aren't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they are calculated on our efforts to complete the appraisal report.

On a daily basis, we analyze the difference in value items like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. And we're experts in knowing how long propertiesstay on the market. So, getting a professional appraisal is a reliable way to determine what improvements will add value and what a suitable sales price is for your home so you don't come up short or have your house on the market an unnecessarily long time.

Let Frigoletto & Associates Inc. help you sell your home quickly at the right price