Attention homeowners in Perry and Dallas County: Get an Appraisal today!

The top seven reasons IA homeowners hire Butler Appraisals:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (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 mortgage payment
  4. To reinstate your Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. If real estate needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To determine the true market value of property in question to settle an estate

Own a home in or near Perry, IA and need help deciding the value of it?
Contact Butler Appraisals.

At Butler Appraisals, we understand the particular needs of a consumer seeking appraisal services. The appraisal process and reporting formats are familiar to our business clients like lenders, lawyers, and accountants. But as a consumer,we will provide you with extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to understand what we do and how we document our conclusions.

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

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own home, it's often very hard to be objective about it. Our professional appraisers at Butler Appraisals are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we will tell you what you need to know. A professional appraisal is a crucial negotiating tool once you have an attainable buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract many interested buyers. It's something concrete to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your house's price, and 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 more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value assessment than yours.

Need to remove PMI?

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

Challenging property tax assessments

Lets say you live in a region that's declining -- your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. This only means you're probably paying higher taxes than you should be paying. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the faster you take care of things like this, the better off you'll be. When contesting your property tax assessment, getting an expert appraisal from Butler Appraisals is your #1 weapon.

Recently got a freeze your HELOC?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender might just make the decision to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your property is close to a declining area. This can be be bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out, and also disadvantageous from a cash flow point of view. Butler Appraisals can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with efficient appraisal.

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Do you need a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for efficiency, or do you want a second opinion without the expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from Butler Appraisals can go out and check the subject and comps in question in a field review. If you're in a hurry, we'll provide 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 report? Butler Appraisals can help with that too. While typically requested by banks, you may desire to utilize this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.