Attention homeowners in Denton and Denton County: Get an Appraisal today!

Here are the top seven reasons TX homeowners order from LHC Appraisals:

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

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

At LHC Appraisals, we understand the unique needs of a homeowner seeking appraisal services. While our typical business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra 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 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 selling price so your property will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. It's something tangible to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's value, not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value assessment than yours.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A preferred way to cut expenses for homeowners is getting the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan amount is below 80% of the value of your house, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. At LHC Appraisals, we're experts in helping consumers just like you abolish undesirable PMI insurance.

Challenging property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if your house not appreciating as much as other homes nearby. This only means you are paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The earlier you take care of things like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. Getting an appraisal report from LHC Appraisals is your #1 weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender may decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is close to a declining area. This can be be destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also difficult from a cash flow standpoint. A professional appraisal from LHC Appraisals can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Offer Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you like a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you want a seasoned appraiser to double-check your appraisal for accuracy? LHC Appraisals offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comparables in question. If you need it ASAP, 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 you with a a retrospective review of any appraisal you may have in your possession. While typically requested by banks, you may want to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.