Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Denton and Denton County

Here are the top 7 reasons TX homeowners hire LHC Appraisals:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home on their own or using a real estate agent)
  2. To challenge a TX property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to cut their mortgage payments
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To determine the true market value of property in question to settle an estate

Own a home in or near Denton, TX and need help deciding the price of it?
Contact LHC Appraisals.

We at LHC Appraisals understand the particular needs of a consumer in need of appraisal services. While our typical clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get an extra level of customer service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.

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

It's very hard to be objective about your own house because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. The professional appraisers at LHC Appraisals 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 property will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer. It's something tangible to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's price, not just how much your home is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value assessment than yours.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) removed from your mortgage loan is a preferred money saver for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is down below 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. We are seasoned in helping homeowners just like you rid themselves of unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenging a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if your home is not appreciating as much as other homes nearby. That means you're paying more taxes than you should. The faster you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. A professional appraisal from LHC Appraisals is your best weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender might just make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be inconvenient from a cash flow viewpoint, but it can be harmful to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An expert appraisal from LHC Appraisals can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Have you just been handed a copy of your appraisal and you would wish to have a seasoned professional double-check it for preciseness or do you need a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from LHC Appraisals can go out and check the subject and comps in question in a field review. 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 with that too. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may need to exercise this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.