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Attention homeowners in Central Ohio: Need an appraisal?

The top 7 reasons Ohio homeowners use Roush Appraisals LLC:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. To cut a monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a divorce in the state of Ohio, where property needs to be divided
  7. To settle an estate in Fairfield county or Ohio by determining the true market value of the real estate in question
Do you own a home in or near Pickerington? Do you need help deciding the value of your real estate? Contact Roush Appraisals LLC.

At Roush Appraisals LLC, we understand the particular needs of a customer in need of appraisal services. While our typical business 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

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own home, 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. A professional appraisal is a crucial negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract many interested buyers. It gives you something concrete to show your 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. Interested buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to an expert appraiser's value judgement than yours.

Challenging Fairfield County's assessment of your property

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a region that's going down or is not appreciating as much as other properties close to yours. That only means you're probably paying more taxes than you should. The faster 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. An expert appraisal from Roush Appraisals LLC is your best weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

PMI Removal Appraisals

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A popular way to save money for homeowners is getting the PMI eliminated from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan amount is less than 80% of the value of your home, 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. At Roush Appraisals LLC, we're experienced in helping clients just like you get rid of undesirable PMI insurance.

HELOC recently frozen?

If your house is in a declining area, your lender just may decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be damaging to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also inconvenient from a cash flow angle. Roush Appraisals LLC can provide you with efficient appraisal to help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Do you need an expert to double-check your appraisal for efficiency, or do you desire a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from Roush Appraisals LLC can go out and check the subject and comparables in question in a field review. If you need it immediately, 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 retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have had in the past. While typically requested by banks, you may want to utilize this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.