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Appraisal services for Fairfax and Fairfax County homeowners

The top reasons VA homeowners order from VA-MD Appraisal Group, LLC.:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home themselves or using an agent)
  2. To challenge a VA property tax assessment
  3. To cut a mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a VA divorce, where real estate property needs to be divided
  7. Settle an estate in VA by determining the true market value of property in question

Need help deciding the value of your house in or near Fairfax, VA?
Contact VA-MD Appraisal Group, LLC..

We at VA-MD Appraisal Group, LLC. understand the particular needs of a customer looking for appraisal services. While our usual clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get an extra level of 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/Pre-Listing Services

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at VA-MD Appraisal Group, LLC., are objective. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is very crucial as a negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price 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 home's price -- not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to a qualified appraiser's value opinion than yours.

Need to remove PMI?

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) removed from your mortgage loan is a fashionable way to cut expenses for homeowners. Once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your home, in most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. VA-MD Appraisal Group, LLC. is experienced in helping customers just like you rid themselves of unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenge property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if your home not appreciating as much as other properties nearby. This only means you are paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The sooner 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 from VA-MD Appraisal Group, LLC. is your best weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender may make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be inopportune from a cash flow standpoint, but it can be destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. VA-MD Appraisal Group, LLC. can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Also Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you prefer a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you want a professional to double-check your appraisal for preciseness? VA-MD Appraisal Group, LLC. offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comps in question. If you're in a rush, we'll provide 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? VA-MD Appraisal Group, LLC. can help with that too. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may need to exercise this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.