Real estate appraisal services for homeowners in the city of Newtown and Bucks County

Check out the top seven reasons why Pennsylvania homeowners hire Dora Rohal:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge property tax assessments
  3. Remove PMI to cut your monthly mortgage payment
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. Verify another appraiser's report
  6. If real estate property needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. Settle an estate in Pennsylvania by determining the true market value of a property
Own a home in or near Newtown, Pennsylvania and need help determining the value of it? Contact Dora Rohal.

At Dora Rohal, we understand the unique needs of a homeowner looking for appraisal services. While our typical business 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/Pre-Listing Services

Since you have an emotional attachment to your home, it's often very hard to be objective about 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 home will attract interested buyers, a professional appraisal is very valuable as a negotiating tool once you have a likely buyer. It's something concrete to show the buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's value -- not just you saying how much you think your home is worth. Interested buyers assume you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value judgement than yours.

Challenging Bucks County's assessment of your property

Let's say your house is not appreciating as much as other homes nearby -- your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued. That only means you're most likely paying more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the faster you take care of things like this, the better. Getting an appraisal from Dora Rohal is your chief weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

Appraisals 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 amount is less than 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to a lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan. At Dora Rohal, we're qualified in helping customers just like you rid themselves of unneeded PMI insurance.

Was your 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. Not only can this be unsuitable 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. Dora Rohal can help you reinstate your HELOC.

Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Would you wish a second opinion without the added cost and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Or do you desire a seasoned expert to double-check your appraisal for efficiency? In a field review we'll go out and check the subject and comps in question. Or, if you're in a hurry, 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. Although most appraisal reviews are requested by lenders for quality control, homeowners that have reason to believe a prior appraisal wasn't above board are wise to invest in a second opinion.