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Home Owner Real Estate Services

Shreveport - Bossier City LA

The top 7 reasons why Louisiana homeowners order from Devereux Appraisal Company, LLC:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge a property tax assessment
  3. Remove PMI to lower their monthly mortgage payment
  4. To reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Verify another appraiser's report
  6. In the case of a divorce in the state of Louisiana, where real estate property needs to be divided
  7. To settle an estate in Louisiana by determining the true market value of the property in question
Do you own a house in or near Shreveport? Do you need help deciding the value of your real estate? Contact Devereux Appraisal Company, LLC.

At Devereux Appraisal Company, LLC, we understand the special needs of a consumer after appraisal services. While our usual clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get an extra level of customer service in the form of an explanation of the process and even special consumer-friendly reporting forms if the assignment allows for them.

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

It's very hard to be objective about your house because of your emotional attachment to it. A professional appraiser is objective and 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 property will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer. The appraisal is something tangible to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your property's value, and not just how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value report than yours.

Challenge property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if you live in a local area that is declining. This means you are most likely paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the earlier you take care of things like this, the better. Getting a professional appraisal from Devereux Appraisal Company, LLC is your #1 weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Need to cancel PMI?

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A popular way to cut costs for homeowners is to get the PMI canceled from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is down 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. We are experts in helping homeowners just like you dismiss unneeded and unwanted PMI insurance.

Recently got a freeze to your HELOC?

If your property is in or near a declining area, your lender may just make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. This can be damaging to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also disadvantageous from a cash flow angle. Devereux Appraisal Company, LLC can provide you with a professional appraisal to help you reinstate your HELOC.

Do You Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Would you prefer a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you want a veteran appraiser to double-check your appraisal for preciseness? Devereux Appraisal Company, LLC offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comparables in question. 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 a retrospective review of any appraisal you may have had done before. Even though most appraisal reviews are commissioned by lenders, homeowners suspecting they've been the victim of mortgage fraud are prudent to get a second opinion.

At Devereux Appraisal Co., LLC, we believe the difference should be obvious from the start. Use our fast contact form or call or e-mail us for fast disposition of your Shreveport and Bossier City area appraisal needs.