Attention homeowners in Long Beach and Los Angeles County: Get an Appraisal today!

The top 7 reasons CA homeowners order from Appraisal Care:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge Los Angeles county's assessment of your propertyworth
  3. Remove PMI to reduce your mortgage payment
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Verify a different appraiser's report
  6. If real estate needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To settle an estate in CA by determining the true market value of property in question

Own a house in or near Long Beach, CA and need help determining the value of it?
Contact Appraisal Care.

At Appraisal Care, we understand the particular needs of a homeowner seeking appraisal services. The appraisal process and reporting formats are familiar to our business clients like lenders, lawyers, and CPAs. Being a regular consumer that most likely doesn't look at appraisals on a regular basis,we will provide you with extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more fully understand what we do and how we document our findings.

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

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Appraisal Care, will be objective. We 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 home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is very crucial as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer. The appraisal is something tangible to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's price -- not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Interested buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value estimation than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

A popular way to cut costs for homeowners is to get the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Your monthly payments will go down 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 eliminated from your loan. We're qualified in helping folks just like you rid yourselves of unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenge Los Angeles county's assessment of your property

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a region that's going down. This means you're most likely 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 things like this, the better off you'll be. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting a professional appraisal from Appraisal Care is your #1 weapon.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender may just decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is close to a declining area. This can be be negative on your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also disadvantageous from a cash flow point of view. Appraisal Care can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Would you prefer a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need a seasoned appraiser to double-check your appraisal for preciseness? We can go out and check the subject and comparables 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.

We can also provide a retrospective review of any appraisal you may have had done before. Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may need to exercise this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.