Attention homeowners in Mill Creek and Snohomish County: Need an appraisal?

See the top reasons WA homeowners call on Kent & Associates Appraisal:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home themselves or using a real estate agent)
  2. To challenge a WA property tax assessment
  3. To reduce a mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Verify a different appraiser's report
  6. In the case of a WA divorce, where property needs to be divided
  7. To settle an estate in WA by determining the true market value of property in question

Own a house in or near Mill Creek, WA and need help determining the value of it?
Contact Kent & Associates Appraisal.

At Kent & Associates Appraisal, we understand the unique needs of a homeowner looking for appraisal services. The appraisal process and reporting formats are familiar to our business clients like banks, attorneys, and CPAs. Being a regular homeowner that probably doesn't see an appraisal on a regular basis,you'll receive extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more clearly understand what we do and how we document our conclusions.

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

Since you have an emotional attachment to your house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. A professional appraiser is objective and will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. It's something tangible to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your home's price, and not just you saying how much your house is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value assessment than yours.

Appraisals to remove PMI

A fashionable 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 your lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan. Kent & Associates Appraisal is qualified in helping people just like you abolish unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenging a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a region that's going down or not appreciating as much as other homes close to yours. That only means you're going to pay more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the faster you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an appraisal report from Kent & Associates Appraisal is your strongest weapon.

HELOC recently frozen?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender just might choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is near a declining area. This can be be harmful to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also annoying from a cash flow angle. Kent & Associates Appraisal can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with a professional appraisal.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Would you like a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for verity? In a field review we will go out and check the subject and comparables in question. If you need it immediately, we'll provide 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 We can assist you While typically requested by banks, you may desire to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.