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Attention homeowners in Huntingdon and Mifflin County: Get an Appraisal today!

Check out the top seven reasons Pennsylvania homeowners need Diversified Appraisal:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether they're selling the home on their own or using a real estate agent)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. To cut their mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Verify another appraiser's report
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To settle an estate in Pennsylvania by determining the true market value of the property in question
Own a home in or near Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and need help deciding the price of it? Contact Diversified Appraisal.

At Diversified Appraisal, we understand the unique needs of a consumer after 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

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 Diversified Appraisal, will be objective. We 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 home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. It's something concrete to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's market value, not just how much your house is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value judgement than yours.

Challenge property tax assessments

Let's say you live in a region that is going down -- your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. That means you're most likely paying more taxes than you should. The earlier you take care of things like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. An appraisal from Diversified Appraisal is your perfect weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) removed from your mortgage loan is an attractive way to save money for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is down below 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. We're experienced in helping homeowners just like you do away with unneeded PMI insurance.

Recently got a freeze to your HELOC?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender might just make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is in a declining area. This can be negative on your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also inconvenient from a cash flow standpoint. Diversified Appraisal can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with a professional appraisal.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Would you like a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need a seasoned appraiser to double-check your appraisal for accuracy? An appraiser from Diversified Appraisal can go out and check the subject and comparables in a field review. 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 report? We can assist you. Even though most appraisal reviews are requested by lenders for quality control, homeowners suspecting a prior appraisal wasn't above board are wise to get a second opinion.