Appraisal services for Lancaster County homeowners

Here are the top seven reasons why PA homeowners use Apex Appraisal Associates:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether they're selling the home on their own or using an agent)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to cut your mortgage payment
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a PA divorce, where real estate needs to be divided
  7. Determine the true market value of property in question to settle an estate

Need help determining the price of your home in or near Lancaster, PA?
Contact Apex Appraisal Associates

At Apex Appraisal Associates, we understand the special needs of a customer after appraisal services. While our typical 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.

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

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Our professional appraisers at Apex Appraisal Associatres are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we will tell you what you need to know. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. It's something tangible to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's price -- not just you saying how much your home is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value report than yours.

PMI Removal Appraisals

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) removed from your mortgage loan is a fashionable way to save money for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is 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. Apex Appraisal Associates is seasoned in helping clients just like you get rid of unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenge Lancaster county's assessment of your property

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if your house is not appreciating as much as other homes close by. This only means you're probably paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The quicker 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. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an expert appraisal from Apex Appraisal Associates is your strongest weapon.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Your lender might choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is in or near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be difficult and inconvenient from a cash flow point of view, but it can be unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An efficient appraisal from Apex Appraisal Associates can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Also Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Do you need a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for accuracy, or do you want a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? In a field review we'll go out and check the subject and comparables. Or, if you need it immediately, we can provide 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? We can help you with that Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may need to exploit this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.