Attention homeowners in Milwaukie and Clackamas County: Get an Appraisal today!

The top reasons OR homeowners hire Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether they're selling the home themselves or using an agent)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. To cut your monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a OR divorce, when real estate property needs to be divided
  7. Determine the true market value of property in question to settle an estate in OR

Own a house in or near Milwaukie, OR and need help determining the price of it?
Contact Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals.

We at Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals understand the special needs of a consumer looking for appraisal services. Our typical business clients understand the appraisal process and the customary reporting formats. But as a general consumer,we will give you extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more fully understand what we do and how we report the results of our analysis.

For Sale By Owner/Pre-Listing Services

Since you have an emotional attachment to your home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals, will be objective. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your property will attract interested buyers. The appraisal is something concrete to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's price, not just you saying how much your house is worth. Interested buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to an expert appraiser's value opinion than yours.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

An attractive way to cut expenses for homeowners is getting the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. PMI stands for "Private Mortgage Insurance". Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. At Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals, we're qualified in helping folks just like you get rid of unnecessary PMI insurance.

Challenge a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a local area that's going down. That means you are going to pay more taxes than you should. The quicker you take care of a matter 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 Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals is your chief weapon.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender might make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is close to a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can this be difficult and inconvenient from a cash flow angle, and destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Willamette Valley Appraisal Professionals can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with an expert appraisal.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for accuracy, or do you desire a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? In a field review we will go out and check the subject and comparables. 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.

We can also provide you with a a retrospective review of any appraisal you may have in your possession. Even though this is typically requested by banks, you may wish to take advantage of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.