Attention homeowners in Milwaukie and Clackamas County: Need an appraisal?

Check out the top 7 reasons why OR homeowners order from Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether they're selling the home themselves or using an agent)
  2. Challenge Clackamas county's assessment of your property
  3. To cut your mortgage payments by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To settle an estate in OR by determining the true market value of property in question

Do you own a house in or near Milwaukie? Do you need help deciding the price of your real estate?
Contact Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals.

We at Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals understand the unique needs of a customer seeking appraisal services. The appraisal process and reporting formats are familiar to our business clients like lenders, lawyers, and CPAs. But as a consumer,you can expect extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more clearly understand what we do and how we present the results of our analysis.

For Sale By Owner/Pre-Listing Services

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. The professional appraisers at Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals 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 buyers, a professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. The appraisal is something concrete to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's price -- not just how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be much more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value judgement than yours.

Need to cancel PMI?

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A popular way to save money for homeowners is getting the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI removed from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. At Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals, we're experienced in helping customers just like you get rid of unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenging property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in an area that is going down or is not appreciating as much as other homes nearby. This means you are going to pay 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. An appraisal from Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals is your number one weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

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 in or near a declining area. Not only can this be inopportune from a cash flow standpoint, but it can be detrimental to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals can provide you with an expert appraisal to help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Have you just been given a copy of your appraisal and you would wish to have a professional double-check it for preciseness or do you need a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? In a field review we'll go out and check the subject and comparables in question. If you're in a rush, 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? Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals can help with that too. Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may wish to make use of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.