Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles Counties

See the top 7 reasons CA homeowners use Armstrong Appraisal Group:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether they're selling the home on their own or using a real estate agent)
  2. To challenge a CA property tax assessment
  3. To lower their monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Verify another appraiser's report
  6. If property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To settle an estate by determining the true market value of real estate in question

Do you own a home in Ventura, Santa Barbara, or Los Angeles County? Do you need help determining the price of your real estate?
Contact Armstrong Appraisal Group.

At Armstrong Appraisal Group, we understand the unique needs of a homeowner in need of appraisal services. While our usual clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra customer 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

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own house, 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. A professional appraisal is very crucial as a negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract many interested buyers. The appraisal is something concrete to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's price -- not just how much you think your house is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

Need to remove PMI?

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) eliminated from your mortgage loan is a popular way to save money for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is down below 80% of the value of your property. In most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. We are seasoned in helping folks just like you abolish unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenge Tax Assessment

Lets say your house is not appreciating as much as other homes close to yours -- your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. That only means you're most likely paying more taxes than you should. 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. An appraisal from West Coast Appraisal Group is your chief weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

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 home is near a declining area. This can this be difficult and inconvenient from a cash flow point of view, and bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. An appraisal from West Coast Appraisal Group 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 wish to have a veteran appraiser double-check it for efficiency or do you desire 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 comps in question. 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.

Need a retrospective review of an appraisal report? We can help you with that While typically requested by banks, you may wish to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.