Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Mission Viejo and Orange County

The top reasons CA homeowners use Premier Appraisal of SoCal:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home themselves or using a real estate agent)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. To cut your mortgage payments by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To determine the true market value of real estate in question to settle an estate in Orange County or the state of CA

Own a home in or near Mission Viejo, CA and need help determining the price of it?
Contact Premier Appraisal of SoCal.

At Premier Appraisal of SoCal, we understand the particular needs of a homeowner looking for 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 Premier Appraisal of SoCal, will be objective. We'll tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract interested buyers. It's something tangible to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's value -- not just how much you think your home is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value opinion than yours.

Appraisals to remove PMI

An attractive way to cut costs for homeowners is getting the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Once your mortgage loan is less than 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 veterans in helping people just like you rid yourselves of unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenge Tax Assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if your home is not appreciating as much as other houses close to yours. That means you are paying more taxes than you should. 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 expert appraisal from Premier Appraisal of SoCal is your strongest weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

If your property is in a declining area, your lender might choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be be negative on your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also annoying from a cash flow angle. Premier Appraisal of SoCal can provide you with an expert appraisal to help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.

We Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Do you need a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for accuracy, or do you desire a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Premier Appraisal of SoCal offers field reviews where we go out and check the subject and comparables in question. Or, if you need it 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.

Need a retrospective review of an appraisal? We can We can assist you While typically requested by banks, you may wish to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.