Attention homeowners in Snowmass and Pitkin County: Get an Appraisal today!

The top 7 reasons Colorado homeowners hire Valley Appraisals, Inc:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. To reduce a monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a divorce in the state of Colorado, where property needs to be divided
  7. Settle an estate in Colorado by determining the true market value of real estate
Own a home in or near Snowmass, Colorado and need help determining the value of it? Contact Valley Appraisals, Inc.

We at Valley Appraisals, Inc understand the unique 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 extra 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/Pre-Listing Services

It's very hard to be objective about your home because you probably have an 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 house will attract buyers, a professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer. It gives you something concrete to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your house's value -- not just how much you think your home is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value assessment than yours.

Challenging Pitkin County's assessment of your property

If you live in a region that is going down or not appreciating as much as other homes nearby, your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. That only means you are paying more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the sooner you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be. When challenging your property tax assessment, getting an expert appraisal from Valley Appraisals, Inc is your #1 weapon.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) removed from your mortgage loan is an attractive money saver for homeowners. Your monthly payments will go down once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your property. In most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan. We are experts in helping clients just like you remove undesirable PMI insurance.

Recently got a freeze to your HELOC?

If your home is in or near a declining area, your lender may decide 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 troublesome from a cash flow standpoint. Valley Appraisals, Inc can provide you with efficient appraisal to help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you wish a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you need a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for accuracy? We can go out and check the subject and comparables in question in a field review. If you're in a rush, 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 retrospective review of any appraisal you may have had done before. While usually requested by banks, you may need to exercise this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.