Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Sturtevant and Racine County

See the top reasons WI homeowners hire A & B Tax Service:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether they're selling the home on their own or using an agent)
  2. To challenge a WI property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to cut your mortgage payments
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Verify a different appraiser's report
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To determine the true market value of real estate in question to settle an estate

Need help deciding the value of your house in or near Sturtevant, WI?
Contact A & B Tax Service.

At A & B Tax Service, we understand the special needs of a customer seeking appraisal services. Our typical business clients are used to the appraisal process and the usual documents we provide. Being a regular homeowner that ordinarily doesn't see an appraisal on a regular basis,we will give you extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more fully understand what we do and how we present our conclusions.

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. A professional appraiser is objective and will 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 house will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer. It's something concrete to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, and not just how much you think your house is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

PMI Removal Appraisals

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A popular way to cut costs for homeowners is to get the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan amount 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, which will make your monthly payments go down. We're experienced in helping homeowners just like you delete unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenging Racine county's assessment of your property

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a local area that's declining or not appreciating as much as other houses close by. This only means you're probably paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the sooner you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be. When challenging your property tax assessment, getting an appraisal from A & B Tax Service is your strongest weapon.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender may choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is in a declining area. This can this be inopportune from a cash flow angle, and damaging to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. A & B Tax Service can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Also Offer Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Do you need a seasoned appraiser to double-check your appraisal for efficiency, or do you need a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from A & B Tax Service can go out and check the subject and comparables in question in a field review. If you need it ASAP, we'll provide 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? We can help with that too. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may want to employ this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.