Attention homeowners in La Jolla and San Diego County: Get an Appraisal today!

See the top seven reasons why California homeowners use Nationwide Property Valuation:

  1. Pre-listing appraisals (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. To challenge your property tax assessment in California
  3. To lower your mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. To reinstate their 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 California, when real estate needs to be divided
  7. Settle an estate in California by determining the true market value of a property
Own a house in or near La Jolla, California and need help deciding the value of it? Contact Nationwide Property Valuation.

We at Nationwide Property Valuation understand the particular needs of a customer after appraisal services. Our typical business clients understand the appraisal process and the customary "products" we deliver to them. As our client, we will provide you with extra guidance and explanations through the appraisal process to more clearly understand what we do and how we document our findings.

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. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Nationwide Property Valuation, are objective. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear. A professional appraisal is a crucial negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your property will attract interested buyers. It's something tangible to show your buyer. It's an independent third party's opinion of your property's value, and not just you saying how much your home is worth. Potential buyers know that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be far more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value conclusion than yours.

Challenging a property tax assessment

Your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued if your home is not appreciating as much as other houses close to yours. This means you're going to pay 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 Nationwide Property Valuation is your best weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Appraisals to remove PMI

A preferred way to save money for homeowners is to get the PMI eliminated 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 below 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI removed from your loan. We're qualified in helping folks just like you rid themselves of unnecessary PMI insurance.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

If your house is in a declining area, your lender might just choose to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) - even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be difficult from a cash flow standpoint, but it can be damaging to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Nationwide Property Valuation can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Do you need a seasoned professional to double-check your appraisal for verity, or do you want a second opinion without the charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? In a field review we'll go out and check the subject and comps. 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 a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have in your possession. While typically requested by banks, you may need to employ this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your house.