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

The top seven reasons why WA homeowners order from Anderson & Associates:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether they're selling the home themselves or using an agent)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. To lower their mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. Settle an estate in WA by determining the true market value of real estate in question

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

We at Anderson & Associates understand the unique needs of a customer seeking appraisal services. While our usual 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.

For Sale By Owner/Pre-Listing Services

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. The professional appraisers at Anderson & Associates will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. The appraisal is something tangible to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your property's value, and not just how much you think your house is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value estimation than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

A fashionable money saver 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". Once your mortgage loan amount is less than 80% of the value of your house, in most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. Anderson & Associates is experienced in helping homeowners just like you do away with unnecessary PMI insurance.

Challenging a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if your home not appreciating as much as other houses nearby. That means you are probably paying more taxes than you should. The sooner you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. Getting an appraisal from Anderson & Associates is your #1 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 choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is in or near a declining area. This can this be difficult and inconvenient from a cash flow standpoint, and destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Anderson & Associates can provide you with efficient appraisal to help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you prefer a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you desire a veteran appraiser to double-check your appraisal for preciseness? We can go out and check the subject and comparables in a field review. If you need it 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 a retrospective review of any appraisal you may have had done before. While typically requested by banks, you may desire to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.