CGL Appraisals in Saratoga Springs perform appraisals for diverse purposes

To many, an appraisal is simply another cost on the break-sheet for a home purchase or refinance. Nearly all lenders still want a local expert because the stakes are so high, even though there are a budding number of automated home valuation systems that might appear to be less expensive than an appraisal. You might assume that securing a mortgage is the only reason to acquire an appraisal, but there are more instances when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might be beneficial.

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Let CGL Appraisals help you challenge your tax assessment in Utah 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 CGL Appraisals is your best evidence when building your case. At CGL Appraisals,we can assist you in appealing your tax assessment.

Let CGL Appraisals assist you in lowering your mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is a supplemental insurance policy that many lenders ask home owners to purchase when the amount being loaned to the homebuyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate. Since the additional payment is usually folded into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. PMI isn't necessary when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - dips below the 80% level, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the United States Congress implemented a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) requiring lenders to eliminate the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

CGL Appraisals will provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home, and the cost of the home valuation can often be offset in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

An appraisal from CGL Appraisals will help you settle a divorce with less stress

A divorce is often complicated by the difficult decision of who gets the home, and it can be a very heartbreaking occurrence for both parties. It's a good idea to order an appraisal from CGL Appraisals so both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their property, regardless of the circumstances.

If the parties need to sell the home, they'll have a a good idea of what price to set. And on the flip side, if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair assessment.

Settling an estate with peace of mind

The death of a loved one is a hard time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often calls for an appraisal to establish Market Value for the real estate involved. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, guaranteeing the fullest degree of discretion.

Unlike wealthy individuals, most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these matters. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, knowing the correct value of the real estate at hand is of vital importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten an honest deal.

Relocating to or from Utah County?

We know the stress associated with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in setting up a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive characteristics of their property, as well as information about any recent sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our thorough process.

Sell your home quickly at the right price

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

On a daily basis, we analyze the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. Obtaining a professional appraisal is a reliable way to determine what improvements will add value and what an appropriate sales price is for your home - so you don't come up short or have your house on the market an unnecessarily long time - because we're experts in knowing how long properties are one the market.