Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Raleigh and Wake County

The top seven reasons why North Carolina homeowners need Morrision Singleton:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. To challenge a property tax assessment in North Carolina
  3. To reduce a monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Review a different appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a divorce in the state of North Carolina, when property needs to be divided
  7. Settle an estate in North Carolina by determining the true market value of a property
Own a house in or near Raleigh, North Carolina and need help deciding the value of it? Contact Morrision Singleton.

At Morrision Singleton, we understand the individual needs of a consumer seeking appraisal services. Our business practices and reporting formats are relatively routine to our business clients like banks, attorneys, and accountants. As our non-traditional client, we will give you extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more clearly understand what we do and how we present our findings.

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

Since you have an emotional attachment to your home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. The professional appraisers at Morrision Singleton will tell you what you need to know -- not just what you want to hear. We are objective. In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract many interested buyers, a professional appraisal is a very important negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. It's something tangible to show the buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your home's value, and not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be much more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

Challenge Wake County's assessment of your property

Let's say your house is not appreciating as much as other houses close by -- your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. This only means you're most likely paying higher taxes than you should be paying. The faster you take care of a matter like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. An expert appraisal from Morrision Singleton is your chief weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Appraisals to remove PMI

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. An attractive way to cut expenses for homeowners is to get the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan amount is below 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. At Morrision Singleton, we're experienced in helping homeowners just like you abolish unnecessary PMI insurance.

HELOC recently frozen?

Your lender may 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. This can be unsuitable from a cash flow standpoint, and negative on your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Morrision Singleton can provide you with an expert appraisal to help you reinstate your HELOC.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Have you just been handed a copy of your appraisal and you'd prefer to have a seasoned appraiser double-check it for accuracy or do you desire a second opinion without the cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comparables in a field review. Or, if you need it ASAP, 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.

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 wish to utilize this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.