Attention homeowners in Manistee and Manistee County: Get an Appraisal today!

Here are the top seven reasons why MI homeowners order from West Michigan Appraisal:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. To challenge a MI property tax assessment
  3. To lower a monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. Determine the true market value of property in question to settle an estate in Manistee county or MI

Own a house in or near Manistee, MI and need help determining the value of it?
Contact West Michigan Appraisal.

We at West Michigan Appraisal understand the particular needs of a homeowner in need of appraisal services. While our typical 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

It's very hard to be objective about your own home because you probably have an emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at West Michigan Appraisal, will be objective. We'll tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your home will attract many interested buyers. It's something tangible to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your house's value, and not just how much you think your house is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value report than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A fashionable way to save money for homeowners is getting the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan amount is below 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. We're seasoned in helping homeowners just like you get rid of unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenge Tax Assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a region that is declining or not appreciating as much as other houses close to yours. This only means you are most likely 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 a matter like this, the better off you'll be. Getting an expert appraisal from West Michigan Appraisal is your perfect weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

If your house is in or near a declining area, your lender may 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 detrimental to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also troublesome from a cash flow viewpoint. West Michigan Appraisal can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Have you just gotten a copy of your appraisal and you would prefer to have a seasoned expert double-check it for preciseness or do you need a second opinion without the expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comps in question in a field review. If you need it immediately, we'll 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? West Michigan Appraisal can help with that too. While usually requested by banks, you may wish to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.