Appraisal services for Branford and New Haven County homeowners

Here are the top 7 reasons why CT homeowners use P C Appraisal Services:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to reduce your monthly mortgage payment
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. If property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. Determine the true market value of property in question to settle an estate in New Haven county or CT

Do you own a house in or near Branford? Do you need help determining the value of your real estate?
Contact P C Appraisal Services.

We at P C Appraisal Services understand the individual needs of a customer looking for appraisal services. While our usual 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

It's very hard to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. A professional appraiser is objective and will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a crucial negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. It's something tangible to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value -- not just how much your home is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to an expert appraiser's value estimation than yours.

Appraisals to remove PMI

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A fashionable way to cut expenses for homeowners is to get the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan amount is less than 80% of the value of your house, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI removed from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. At P C Appraisal Services, we're experts in helping customers just like you get rid of unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenge New Haven county's assessment of your property

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if your home not appreciating as much as other houses close by. This only means you are most likely paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the sooner you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be. An expert appraisal from P C Appraisal Services is your perfect weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

If your property is in a declining area, your lender just may decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be be negative on your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also troublesome from a cash flow viewpoint. P C Appraisal Services can provide you with an expert appraisal that will help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Would you like a second opinion without the expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you desire an expert to double-check your appraisal for preciseness? We can go out and check the subject and comparables in question in a field review. If you need it immediately, we'll provide 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 a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have had done before. While usually requested by banks, you may wish to make use of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.