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Attention homeowners in Ridgefield and Clark County: Get an Appraisal today!

See the top seven reasons why WA homeowners call on Anderson & Associates:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home themselves or using an agent)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to lower your monthly mortgage payment
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a WA divorce, where property needs to be divided
  7. Settle an estate in WA by determining the true market value of property in question

Need help deciding the price of your home in or near Ridgefield, WA?
Contact Anderson & Associates.

At Anderson & Associates, we understand the individual needs of a consumer looking for appraisal services. Our customary business clients are used to the appraisal process and the customary reporting formats. As our valued client, we will give you extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to better understand what we do and how we present our conclusions.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner

It's very hard to be objective about your own house because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. Our professional appraisers at Anderson & Associates are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we'll tell you what you need to know. A professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract many interested buyers. The appraisal is something tangible to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, not just how much you think your house is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value assessment than yours.

PMI Removal Appraisals

An attractive way to cut expenses 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 is below 80% of the value of your property. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. Anderson & Associates is qualified in helping customers just like you rid yourselves of unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenge a property tax assessment

If you live in an area that is declining or is not appreciating as much as other properties close to yours, your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. This means you're paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the earlier you take care of a matter like this, the better. A professional appraisal from Anderson & Associates is your perfect weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender may make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is near a declining area. This can be be bad for 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. Anderson & Associates can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Also Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you wish a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you want a veteran appraiser to double-check your appraisal for verity? Anderson & Associates offers field reviews where we go out and check the subject and comps in question. Or, if you need it ASAP, 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.

Need a retrospective review of an appraisal report? We can help you with that Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may want to employ this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.