Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Lebanon and Lebanon County

See the top 7 reasons PA homeowners hire Contact Appraisals:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to cut your mortgage payment
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a PA divorce, where real estate property needs to be divided
  7. To determine the true market value of real estate in question to settle an estate

Own a house in or near Lebanon, PA and need help deciding the value of it?
Contact Contact Appraisals.

We at Contact Appraisals understand the special needs of a consumer looking for appraisal services. While our typical 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 house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. The professional appraisers at Contact Appraisals 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 selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer. The appraisal is something concrete to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's price, not just you saying how much your house is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value report than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

A preferred way to cut costs for homeowners is getting 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 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. We're seasoned in helping homeowners just like you remove unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenge Lebanon county's assessment of your property

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if your home not appreciating as much as other properties close to yours. That only means you are probably paying more taxes than you should. The earlier you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. Getting an appraisal report from Contact Appraisals is your #1 weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

If your house is in or near a declining area, your lender may just make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be be unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also difficult from a cash flow viewpoint. Contact Appraisals can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with efficient appraisal.

We Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Do you need a seasoned appraiser to double-check your appraisal for efficiency, or do you want a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from Contact Appraisals can go out and check the subject and comparables in question in a field review. Or, if you need it immediately, 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 Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may desire to employ this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.