Attention homeowners in Meridian and Ada County: Get an Appraisal today!

Here are the top reasons ID homeowners need Metro Appraisals:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. Remove PMI to reduce a mortgage payments
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. Settle an estate in ID by determining the true market value of property in question

Need help deciding the price of your house in or near Meridian, ID?
Contact Metro Appraisals.

We at Metro Appraisals understand the particular needs of a consumer looking for appraisal services. Our business practices and reporting formats are relatively routine to our business clients like banks, lawyers, and accountants. But as a consumer,we'll be sure you get extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more fully understand what we do and how we report our findings.

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 Metro Appraisals will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. A professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers. It's something concrete to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's value -- not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to an experienced appraiser's value judgement than yours.

Need to remove PMI?

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) eliminated from your mortgage loan is an attractive money saver for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is down below 80% of the value of your property. In most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. We're experienced in helping folks just like you do away with unnecessary PMI insurance.

Challenging a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if your home is not appreciating as much as other homes close to yours. That only means you're paying more taxes than you should. 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 off you'll be. Getting a professional appraisal from Metro Appraisals is your chief weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

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

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Have you just gotten a copy of your appraisal and you'd like to have a seasoned appraiser double-check it for precision or do you need a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from Metro Appraisals can go out and check the subject and comps in question in a field review. Or, if you need it in a rush, we can 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 report? We can We can assist you While usually requested by banks, you may want to exploit this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.