Need an appraisal in Palm Springs or Riverside County?

The top seven reasons why CA homeowners order from Las Palmas Appraisals:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. To reduce their mortgage payments by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate their 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. Settle an estate in CA by determining the true market value of property in question

Need help determining the value of your house in or near Palm Springs, CA?
Contact Las Palmas Appraisals.

We at Las Palmas Appraisals understand the individual needs of a consumer seeking appraisal services. While our usual 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.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Las Palmas Appraisals, are objective. We'll 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 very crucial as a negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer. The appraisal is something concrete to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's price, not just how much your house is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value judgement than yours.

PMI Removal Appraisals

An attractive way to cut costs for homeowners is to get the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We are veterans in helping people just like you delete unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenge property tax assessments

If you live in a region that is declining or not appreciating as much as other homes nearby, your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. This means you're paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The earlier you take care of things like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. Getting an appraisal report from Las Palmas Appraisals is your perfect weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender may decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is 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 inopportune from a cash flow angle. Las Palmas Appraisals can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with an expert appraisal.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Would you like a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need an expert to double-check your appraisal for accuracy? Las Palmas Appraisals offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comps. Or, if you're in a rush, we can provide 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 report you may have had in the past. While typically requested by banks, you may wish to make use of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.