Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Port Orange and Volusia County

Here are the top seven reasons Florida homeowners call on Matanzas Appraisal of Volusia, Inc.:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. To challenge your property tax assessment in Florida
  3. Remove PMI to cut their monthly mortgage payment
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To determine the true market value of a property to settle an estate in Volusia County or the state of Florida
Own a house in or near Port Orange, Florida and need help determining the price of it? Contact Matanzas Appraisal of Volusia, Inc..

We at Matanzas Appraisal of Volusia, Inc. understand the special needs of a customer in need of 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

Since you have an emotional attachment to your home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. The professional appraisers at Matanzas Appraisal of Volusia, Inc. will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your property will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer. It gives you something concrete to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, and not just how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value report than yours.

Challenging property tax assessments

If you live in a region that is declining or is not appreciating as much as other properties close to yours, your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. This means you're probably paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The earlier 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 Matanzas Appraisal of Volusia, Inc. is your best weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Need to remove PMI?

An attractive way to save money for homeowners is to get the PMI eliminated from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". 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 canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. Matanzas Appraisal of Volusia, Inc. is experienced in helping people just like you do away with unnecessary PMI insurance.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

If your house is near a declining area, your lender may decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be inopportune from a cash flow standpoint, but it can be bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Matanzas Appraisal of Volusia, Inc. can provide you with efficient appraisal to help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Would you prefer a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need an expert to double-check your appraisal for efficiency? In a field review we will go out and check the subject and comps. Or, if you're in a hurry, we can provide you with a 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? Matanzas Appraisal of Volusia, Inc. can help you with that. Although most appraisal reviews are commissioned by lenders for quality control, homeowners that have reason to believe a prior appraisal wasn't above board are wise to invest in a second opinion.