Attention homeowners in Denton and Denton County: Need an appraisal?

The top seven reasons TX homeowners use LHC Appraisals:

  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. To reduce a monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. Settle an estate in TX by determining the true market value of real estate in question

Do you own a home in or near Denton? Do you need help determining the value of your real estate?
Contact LHC Appraisals.

At LHC Appraisals, we understand the individual 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.

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

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Our professional appraisers at LHC Appraisals are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we'll tell you what you need to know. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your property will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very important 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 house's price, and not just how much you think your home is worth. Interested buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value assessment than yours.

Need to remove PMI?

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A popular way to cut expenses for homeowners is to get the PMI eliminated from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan amount is down below 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We're experienced in helping customers just like you delete undesirable PMI insurance.

Challenge property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a region that's going down. That only means you're most likely paying more taxes than you should. The faster you take care of a matter like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. When challenging your property tax assessment, getting an appraisal report from LHC Appraisals is your perfect weapon.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender might choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is near a declining area. Not only can this be unsuitable from a cash flow viewpoint, but it can be destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. LHC Appraisals can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Also Offer Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Have you just accepted a copy of your appraisal and you'd wish to have a professional double-check it for verity or do you need a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? In a field review we'll go out and check the subject and comparables. If you need it in a rush, we'll provide desk review and verify as many facts as we can using online data sources as well as our own files.

We can also provide you with a a retrospective review of any appraisal you may have had done before. While typically requested by banks, you may desire to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.