Attention homeowners in Port Orchard and Kitsap County: Get an Appraisal today!

The top 7 reasons why WA homeowners hire RWA Appraisals:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether they're selling the home themselves or using an agent)
  2. Challenge Kitsap county's assessment of your property
  3. To reduce their mortgage payments 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 WA divorce, when real estate needs to be divided
  7. Determine the true market value of property in question to settle an estate in WA

Need help determining the value of your house in or near Port Orchard, WA?
Contact RWA Appraisals.

We at RWA Appraisals understand the particular needs of a customer after appraisal services. While our typical 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.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale By Owner

It's very hard to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. Our professional appraisers at RWA Appraisals are objective. We won't just tell you what you want to hear, we'll tell you what you need to know. A professional appraisal is very important as a negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers. The appraisal is something tangible to show your buyer. An appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your home's price -- not just you saying how much your home is worth. Interested buyers know you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be far more likely to give credibility to a qualified appraiser's value opinion than yours.

Appraisals to cancel PMI

Getting the PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) eliminated from your mortgage loan is a fashionable way to cut expenses for homeowners. Once your mortgage loan amount is below 80% of the value of your house, in most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI removed from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. RWA Appraisals is experienced in helping homeowners just like you remove undesirable PMI insurance.

Challenge Kitsap county's assessment of your property

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if your home not appreciating as much as other houses close to yours. This only means you're going to pay higher taxes than you should be paying. The sooner you take care of things like this, the better, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. When challenging your property tax assessment, getting an appraisal from RWA Appraisals is your number one weapon.

Was your HELOC recently frozen?

If your property is in or near a declining area, your lender just may make the decision 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 troublesome from a cash flow standpoint, but it can be destructive to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. RWA Appraisals can provide you with an expert appraisal to help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.

Need 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 charge and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? RWA Appraisals offers field reviews where we'll go out and check the subject and comps in question. If you're in a rush, 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? RWA Appraisals can help with that too. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may want to utilize this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.