Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Berkley and Oakland County and the Metro - Detroit area and beyond
See the top 7 reasons Michigan homeowners call on Blake Appraisal Corp.:
At Blake Appraisal Corp., we understand the unique needs of a consumer after appraisal services. Our regular business clients are used to the appraisal process and the customary "products" we deliver to them. Being a regular homeowner that most likely doesn't see an appraisal on a regular basis, you can expect extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to better understand what we do and how we present our findings.
Pre-listing Services/For Sale by Owner
It's very hard to be objective about your house because of your emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Blake Appraisal Corp., will be objective. We'll tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your property will attract many interested buyers. It gives you 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 house is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value estimation than yours.
You can also significantly increase the "Wow" factor of your home by engaging a Home Staging service prior to listing your property for sale. A quality Stager will be able to present your home in the best possible light for prospective buyers. Typically, homes that are professionally Staged sell quicker and for greater amounts. For further information on home Staging services, click on the following link:
Challenging Oakland County's assessment of your property
If you live in an area that is declining or is not appreciating as much as other houses close by, your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. That means you are most likely paying more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the sooner you take care of a matter like this, the better. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an appraisal from Blake Appraisal Corp. is your strongest weapon.
For helpful legal advise or if you have questions pertaining to your potential assessment appeal situation, click on the following link:
Need to remove PMI?PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A preferred way to cut costs for homeowners is to get the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your house, in most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI removed from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We're veterans in helping customers just like you get rid of unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.
HELOC recently frozen?Your lender might just decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be annoying from a cash flow point of view, and destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. A professional appraisal from Blake Appraisal Corp. can help you reinstate your HELOC.
We Offer Field and Desktop Appraisal Review ServicesHave you just been given a copy of your appraisal and you'd wish to have an expert double-check it for accuracy or do you need a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comps in a field review. If you're in a rush, 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.
We can also provide you with a retrospective review of any appraisal you may have in your possession. Even though most appraisal reviews are commissioned by lenders for quality control, homeowners suspecting a prior appraisal wasn't above board are wise to invest in a second opinion.
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