Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Frisco and Collin County

The top reasons Texas homeowners order from Bain & Associates, Inc.:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. To lower their mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Verify a different appraiser's report
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. Determine the true market value of real estate in question to settle an estate

Do you own a home in or near Frisco? Do you need help determining the value of your real estate?
Contact Bain & Associates, Inc..

At Bain & Associates, Inc., we understand the individual needs of a homeowner in need of appraisal services. The appraisal process and reporting formats are familiar to our business clients like lenders, lawyers, and accountants. As our non-traditionalclient, you can expect extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to better understand what we do and how we document our conclusions.

For Sale By Owner/Pre-Listing Services

Since you have an emotional attachment to your 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. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your property will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer. It gives you something concrete to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, not just you saying how much you think your house is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to a qualified appraiser's value judgement than yours.

Need to remove PMI?

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) canceled from your mortgage loan is a fashionable way to save money for homeowners. Once your mortgage loan amount is down below 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. Bain & Associates, Inc. is experts in helping homeowners just like you delete unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenging a property tax assessment

Lets say your home is not appreciating as much as other properties close to yours -- your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. That only means you are probably paying more taxes than you should. The quicker you take care of a matter like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. Getting an appraisal report from Bain & Associates, Inc. is your chief weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender might just decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is in or near a declining area. This can be be destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also annoying from a cash flow angle. Bain & Associates, Inc. can provide you with a professional appraisal that will help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.

We Also Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you like a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you desire a professional to double-check your appraisal for preciseness? Bain & Associates, Inc. offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comps in question. If you're in a hurry, we'll 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 with that too. While typically requested by banks, you may desire to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.