Attention homeowners in Lake Orion and Oakland County: Get an Appraisal today!

The top seven reasons why Michigan homeowners hire New Century Appraisal, LLC:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge Oakland County's assessment of your property value
  3. To cut your monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a divorce in the state of Michigan, when real estate needs to be divided
  7. Settle an estate in Michigan by determining the true market value of real estate
Do you own a house in or near Lake Orion? Do you need help determining the value of your real estate? Contact New Century Appraisal, LLC.

At New Century Appraisal, LLC, we understand the individual needs of a consumer seeking appraisal services. Our customary business clients are used to the appraisal process and the standard "products" we deliver to them. As our client, you will receive extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more clearly understand what we do and how we present the results of our analysis.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale by Owner

It's very hard to be objective about your house because of your emotional attachment to it. The professional appraisers at New Century Appraisal, LLC 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 home will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer. The appraisal is something concrete to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your house's value, and not just how much your home is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value report than yours.

Challenge Tax Assessment

Let's say your house is not appreciating as much as other homes nearby -- your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. This means you're going to pay 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 a matter like this, the better off you'll be. An appraisal report from New Century Appraisal, LLC is your number one weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

PMI Removal Appraisals

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. An attractive way to cut costs for homeowners is to get the PMI removed 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 the lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We're veterans in helping people just like you get rid of undesirable PMI insurance.

Recently got a freeze to your HELOC?

If your home is in or near a declining area, your lender might make the decision 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 disadvantageous from a cash flow angle, but it can be harmful to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. New Century Appraisal, LLC can provide you with efficient appraisal to help you reinstate your HELOC.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need an expert to double-check your appraisal for verity, or do you want a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from New Century Appraisal, LLC can go out and check the subject and comparables in a field review. Or, if you need it in a rush, 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? We can assist you. While typically requested by banks, you may want to employ this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.