Attention homeowners in Frisco and Collin County: Get an Appraisal today!

Here are the top 7 reasons why Texas homeowners order from Bain & Associates, Inc.:

  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. Remove PMI to cut a monthly mortgage payment
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. If property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To determine the true market value of property in question to settle an estate in Collin County or the state of Texas

Need help deciding the value of your home in or near Frisco, Texas?
Contact Bain & Associates, Inc..

We at Bain & Associates, Inc. understand the unique needs of a customer after 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. The professional appraisers at Bain & Associates, Inc. will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer. It gives you something concrete to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your house's price, and not just how much you think your home is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value judgement than yours.

PMI Removal Appraisals

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) eliminated from your mortgage loan is a fashionable way to save money for homeowners. Once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your house, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. At Bain & Associates, Inc., we're qualified in helping homeowners just like you dismiss undesirable PMI insurance.

Challenge property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in an area that is going down or not appreciating as much as other homes nearby. That only means you're probably paying more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the faster you take care of things like this, the better. When challenging your property tax assessment, getting an appraisal report from Bain & Associates, Inc. is your #1 weapon.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender just might choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is in or near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be be detrimental to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also disadvantageous from a cash flow point of view. Bain & Associates, Inc. can provide you with an expert appraisal to help you reinstate your HELOC.

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Do you need a veteran appraiser to double-check your appraisal for preciseness, or do you desire a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Bain & Associates, Inc. offers field reviews where we go out and check the subject and comparables. Or, if you need it ASAP, 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.

We can also provide you with a a retrospective review of any appraisal you may have had done before. Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may desire to exploit this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.