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Attention homeowners in St Louis and Saint Louis County: Get an Appraisal today!

Check out the top 7 reasons MO homeowners hire The August Group Inc.:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether they're selling the home on their own or using an agent)
  2. To challenge a MO property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to lower their mortgage payments
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Verify another appraiser's report
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To determine the true market value of real estate in question to settle an estate in MO

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

At The August Group Inc., we understand the particular needs of a homeowner looking for appraisal services. Our customary business clients get the appraisal process and the customary "products" we deliver to them. As our non-traditionalclient, you'll receive extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more fully understand what we do and how we document our conclusions.

For Sale By Owner (FSBO)/Pre-Listing Services

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. A professional appraisal is very crucial as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract many interested buyers. It's something concrete to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your property's value, and not just you saying how much your home is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to a qualified appraiser's value estimation than yours.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) removed from your mortgage loan is a fashionable money saver for homeowners. Once your mortgage loan amount is below 80% of the value of your home, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. We're experienced in helping clients just like you get rid of unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenge property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if your home is not appreciating as much as other houses close by. This only means you are paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the faster you take care of things like this, the better. When challenging your property tax assessment, getting an expert appraisal from The August Group Inc. is your strongest weapon.

HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender may just make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is in or near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be be destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also unsuitable from a cash flow angle. The August Group Inc. can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Would you like a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you want a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for accuracy? The August Group Inc. offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comparables in question. If you're in a hurry, we'll provide 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? The August Group Inc. can We can assist you. While usually requested by banks, you may need to exercise this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.