Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Danville and Santa Clara County

Here are the top reasons CA homeowners order from Forward Appraisals:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home themselves or using an agent)
  2. Challenge Santa Clara county's assessment of your propertyvalue
  3. Remove PMI to reduce their mortgage payments
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Verify a different appraiser's report
  6. In the case of a CA divorce, where property needs to be divided
  7. To settle an estate in CA by determining the true market value of real estate in question

Do you own a house in or near Danville? Do you need help deciding the price of your real estate?
Contact Forward Appraisals.

We at Forward Appraisals understand the unique needs of a customer seeking appraisal services. While our typical 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.

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

It's very hard to be objective about your home because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. Our professional appraisers at Forward Appraisals are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we will tell you what you need to know. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is very crucial as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer. The appraisal is something tangible to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your property's value, and not just how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value report than yours.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

A preferred way to cut expenses for homeowners is to get 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 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, which will make your monthly payments go down. Forward Appraisals is experienced in helping people just like you abolish unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenging property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in an area that is declining. This means you are going to pay higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the quicker you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be. An appraisal from Forward Appraisals is your strongest weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender might decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is in a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be troublesome from a cash flow standpoint, but it can be harmful to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Forward Appraisals can provide you with an expert appraisal that will help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Also Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Do you need a veteran appraiser to double-check your appraisal for precision, or do you need a second opinion without the expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? In a field review we will go out and check the subject and comps. 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.

Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal? Forward Appraisals can We can assist you. While typically requested by banks, you may want to make use of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.