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Need an appraisal in St Louis or Saint Louis County?

Here are the top seven reasons MO homeowners hire The August Group Inc.:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home themselves or using a real estate agent)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. To reduce a mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To determine the true market value of real estate in question to settle an estate

Do you own a home in or near St Louis? Do you need help deciding the value of your real estate?
Contact The August Group Inc..

We at The August Group Inc. understand the individual needs of a customer after appraisal services. Our business practices and reporting formats are relatively routine to our business clients like banks, lawyers, and accountants. As our client, you can expect extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to understand what we do and how we present our findings.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner

It's very hard to be objective about your home because of your emotional attachment to it. The professional appraisers at The August Group 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 selling price so your house will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a crucial negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer. It gives you something tangible to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's price, not just how much you think your house is worth. Potential buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A preferred way to cut costs for homeowners is getting the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan amount is down below 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI removed from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. The August Group Inc. is qualified in helping folks just like you do away with unwanted PMI insurance.

Challenge Saint Louis county's assessment of your property

If you live in a local area that is declining or is not appreciating as much as other properties close by, your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. This only means you're most likely paying 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 things like this, the better. Getting an expert appraisal from The August Group Inc. is your perfect weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender just might decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is close to a declining area. Not only can this be difficult from a cash flow angle, but it can be bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. The August Group Inc. can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with a professional appraisal.

We Provide Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you prefer a second opinion without the expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you desire an expert to double-check your appraisal for preciseness? An appraiser from The August Group Inc. can go out and check the subject and comps in question in a field review. 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.

Need a retrospective review of an appraisal? We can help you with that While typically requested by banks, you may want to exercise this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.