Need an appraisal in Manistee or Manistee County?

The top 7 reasons MI homeowners need West Michigan Appraisal:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether they're selling the home on their own or using an agent)
  2. To challenge a MI property tax assessment
  3. To lower their mortgage payments by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a MI divorce, when real estate needs to be divided
  7. To settle an estate in Manistee county or MI by determining the true market value of property in question

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

At West Michigan Appraisal, we understand the unique needs of a customer in need of appraisal services. While our usual business 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 (FSBO) / Pre-Listing Services

It's very hard to be objective about your house because of your emotional attachment to it. The professional appraisers at West Michigan Appraisal 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 house will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer. It gives you something concrete to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's value -- not just how much your home is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value estimation than yours.

Need 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 less than 80% of the value of your property. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. We're qualified in helping consumers just like you do away with unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenge Manistee county's assessment of your property

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 means you're probably paying more taxes than you should. The faster you take care of things like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting a professional appraisal from West Michigan Appraisal is your best weapon.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

If your home is in a declining area, your lender might decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be difficult and inconvenient from a cash flow point of view, and negative on your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. West Michigan Appraisal can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with a professional appraisal.

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you like a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for verity? In a field review we'll go out and check the subject and comps. If you need it ASAP, 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 report? West Michigan Appraisal can help you with that. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may want to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.