Need an appraisal in Orange or Los Angeles Counties?

Here are the top 7 reasons California homeowners call on Elite Appraisal Group:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge Orange County's assessment of your property value
  3. Remove PMI to reduce your monthly mortgage payment
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a divorce in the state of California, when real estate needs to be divided
  7. Determine the true market value of the property in question to settle an estate in Orange county or California
Do you own a home in or near Costa Mesa? Do you need help deciding the price of your real estate? Contact Elite Appraisal Group.

At Elite Appraisal Group, we understand the individual needs of a consumer after appraisal services. While our usual 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

It's very hard to be objective about your house because of your emotional attachment to 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 home will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a crucial negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer. It gives you something concrete to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, not just how much you think your house is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

Challenging Orange County's assessment of your property

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a local area that is going down or is not appreciating as much as other houses nearby. This only means you're most likely paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the earlier you take care of things like this, the better. An expert appraisal from Elite Appraisal Group is your #1 weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

PMI Removal Appraisals

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) eliminated from your mortgage loan is a preferred money saver for homeowners. Once your mortgage loan is down below 80% of the value of your house, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI removed from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. At Elite Appraisal Group, we're qualified in helping people just like you rid yourselves of unneeded PMI insurance.

Recently got a freeze to your HELOC?

Your lender might choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is close to a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be negative on your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also difficult and inconvenient from a cash flow point of view. Elite Appraisal Group can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for accuracy, or do you desire a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Elite Appraisal Group offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comparables. If you're 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.

Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal report? We can assist you. Even though most review work is commissioned by lenders, homeowners suspecting a prior appraisal wasn't above board are prudent to get a second opinion.