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Need an appraisal in Joplin or Jasper County?

Check out the top seven reasons why Missouri homeowners order from Faubion Appraisals:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. Remove PMI to reduce a mortgage payments
  4. Reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Verify another appraiser's report
  6. If property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To determine the true market value of real estate to settle an estate in Jasper county or Missouri
Own a home in or near Joplin, Missouri and need help determining the value of it? Contact Faubion Appraisals.

At Faubion Appraisals, we understand the individual needs of a customer after appraisal services. Our business practices and reporting formats are familiar to our business clients like banks, lawyers, and CPAs. But as a general consumer, we will give you extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more clearly understand what we do and how we document the results of our analysis.

For Sale by Owner/Pre-Listing Services

It's very hard to be objective about your own house because of your emotional attachment to it. Our professional appraisers at Faubion Appraisals are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we'll tell you what you need to know. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your property will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. It's something tangible to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's value, not just you saying how much your house is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value report than yours.

Challenging Jasper County's assessment of your property

Let's say you live in an area that's declining -- your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. This only means you're going to pay higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the earlier you take care of a matter like this, the better. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an appraisal report from Faubion Appraisals is your best weapon.

Appraisals to remove PMI

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) eliminated from your mortgage loan is a preferred 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 house. In most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. We're experts in helping folks just like you do away with unnecessary PMI insurance.

Recently got a freeze to your HELOC?

Your lender may just decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be troublesome from a cash flow viewpoint, but it can be detrimental to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Faubion Appraisals can provide you with an expert appraisal to help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.

We Offer Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you wish a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you desire a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for accuracy? We can go out and check the subject and comps 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.

We can also provide a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have had in the past. Although most review work is requested by lenders, homeowners suspecting they've been the victim of mortgage fraud are prudent to invest in a second opinion.