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Appraisal services for Kirkland and King County homeowners

The top 7 reasons why Washington homeowners need George N. Nogatch & Associates:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether they're selling the home on their own or using a real estate agent)
  2. Challenge King County's assessment of your property
  3. To lower a monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To settle an estate in Washington by determining the true market value of the property in question
Do you own a house in or near Kirkland? Do you need help determining the value of your real estate? Contact George N. Nogatch & Associates.

At George N. Nogatch & Associates, we understand the special needs of a customer after appraisal services. While our usual clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get an extra level of customer 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 own house because you probably have an emotional attachment to it. The professional appraisers at George N. Nogatch & Associates 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 house will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer. The appraisal is something concrete to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's value -- not just you saying how much your house is worth. Interested buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value judgement than yours.

Challenge a property tax assessment

If you live in a region that is declining or not appreciating as much as other properties close by, your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. That only means you are most likely paying more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the quicker you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be. When challenging your property tax assessment, getting an expert appraisal from George N. Nogatch & Associates is your chief weapon.

Appraisals to remove PMI

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. An attractive money saver for homeowners is getting the PMI eliminated from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan is less than 80% of the value of your property, 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. We are experts in helping customers just like you rid themselves of unnecessary PMI insurance.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

If your home is in a declining area, your lender just might decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be inopportune from a cash flow point of view, and detrimental to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An expert appraisal from George N. Nogatch & Associates can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Also Offer Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Have you just received a copy of your appraisal and you'd prefer to have a seasoned professional double-check it for efficiency or do you want a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from George N. Nogatch & Associates can go out and check the subject and comps in question in a field review. Or, if you're 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.

We can also provide a retrospective review of any appraisal you may have in your possession. While usually requested by banks, you may desire to employ this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.