Attention homeowners: Real estate appraisal services for in Hesperia and San Bernardino County

Here are the top reasons California homeowners need Dennis G. Pollak:

  1. Get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using a real estate agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. To challenge a property tax assessment in California
  3. Remove PMI to cut their monthly mortgage payment
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (or HELOC)
  5. Verify a different appraiser's report
  6. If real estate needs to be divided because of a divorce
  7. To determine the true market value of a property to settle an estate
Need help deciding the value of your home in or near Hesperia, California? Contact Dennis G. Pollak.

At Dennis G. Pollak, we understand the particular needs of a consumer seeking appraisal services. While our typical business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra 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 (FSBO)/Pre-Listing Services

It's very hard to be objective about your house because you most likely have an emotional attachment to it. Our professional appraisers at Dennis G. Pollak 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 price to sell at so your property will attract interested buyers. It's something tangible to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's market 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 much more likely to give credibility to a professional appraiser's value estimation than yours.

Challenging property tax assessments

Let's say you live in an area that is declining -- your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. That means you're going to pay more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the quicker you take care of things like this, the better. Getting an expert appraisal from Dennis G. Pollak is your perfect weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

PMI Removal Appraisals

An attractive 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". Once your mortgage loan amount is less than 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to your lender to have the PMI eliminated from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. Dennis G. Pollak is qualified in helping homeowners just like you delete unwanted and unneeded PMI insurance.

Recently got a freeze to your HELOC?

Your lender may decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your house is in or near a declining area -- even if your specific property has not declined in value. Not only can this be unsuitable from a cash flow viewpoint, but it can be bad for your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. Dennis G. Pollak can provide you with efficient appraisal that will help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.

We Offer Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services

Do you need a veteran appraiser to double-check your appraisal for precision, or do you desire a second opinion without the expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? An appraiser from Dennis G. Pollak can go out and check the subject and comps in question in a field review. Or, if you're in a hurry, we can provide 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 in the past. While usually requested by banks, you may want to make use of this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your home.