Attention homeowners in Fort Wayne and Allen County: Need an appraisal?

The top 7 reasons why IN homeowners call on Frisby Appraisal Services:

  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 cut a monthly mortgage payment
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a IN divorce, when real estate property needs to be divided
  7. To settle an estate in Allen county or IN by determining the true market value of property in question

Own a house in or near Fort Wayne, IN and need help determining the price of it?
Contact Frisby Appraisal Services.

We at Frisby Appraisal Services understand the individual needs of a homeowner looking for appraisal services. The appraisal process and reporting formats are familiar to our business clients like banks, attorneys, and accountants. But as a general consumer,you'll receive extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more fully understand what we do and how we document our findings.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner

It's very hard to be objective about your house because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Frisby Appraisal Services, are objective. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer. It gives you something tangible to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's price, not just how much you think your home is worth. Interested buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to an expert appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

Need to remove PMI?

An attractive way to cut costs for homeowners is getting the PMI canceled 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 amount is less than 80% of the value of your home. In most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan. At Frisby Appraisal Services, we're seasoned in helping customers just like you remove unneeded PMI insurance.

Challenging a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if your house is not appreciating as much as other homes nearby. This only means you are paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The quicker you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. Getting an appraisal report from Frisby Appraisal Services is your #1 weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Your lender might just choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be inopportune from a cash flow viewpoint, but it can be unfavorable to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Frisby Appraisal Services can help you reinstate your HELOC.

We Offer Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Have you just been handed a copy of your appraisal and you would prefer to have a veteran appraiser double-check it for precision or do you want a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from Frisby Appraisal Services can go out and check the subject and comparables in a field review. If you need it immediately, 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.

Do you need a retrospective review of an appraisal? Frisby Appraisal Services can help with that too. While typically requested by banks, you may wish to utilize this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.