Ever wonder how a bankruptcy debtor calculates the value of their home? You need to be as accurate as possible when your attorney asks you to estimate your home’s value. In fact, often times an attorney will recommend their clients contact a local real estate appraiser to perform an appraisal on the home to accurately assess its current fair market value.
A home appraisal provides you with an accurate assessment of your home’s fair market value. Significant discrepancies in the value of your home can create potential problems in bankruptcy. If the value is listed to low the client runs the risk of a trustee objecting to their scheduled valuation and potentially asking the court for permission to seize your home.
In addition, an obvious ‘low ball’ value will call your honestly, truthfulness and credibility into question in future proceedings with the Bankruptcy judge, trustee, and opposing counsel. If a value is listed too high, a client may miss out on the availability of a Chapter 7 and/or end of paying back more than necessary in a Chapter 13.
Real estate appraisers therefore perform an integral function in the bankruptcy process. Appraisers usually estimate asset collateral values of secured creditors and debtor-in-possession (DIP) financings; help to identify and value sale/leasebacks, spin-offs, licensing and other re-organization opportunities; and are often involved in structuring and valuing restructured debt and equity instruments as well as assessing and opinionating on the fairness of proposed re-organization plans.
For these reasons, bankruptcy professionals quite often need to hire, work with and rely on experienced real estate appraisers. Our team of certified and experienced appraisers at Appraisals Nashville understand the complexities involved in assessing the value of a property under these difficult circumstances and work hard to provide you with the best possible experience.
Appraisals Nashville also provides real estate appraisals for REO foreclosures and short sales. Our
Company appraises residential real estate throughout the greater Nashville area.
We provide high quality appraisals with detailed opinions of fair market value for mortgage banks, and mortgage servicing clients as well as “quick sale” forecasts that consider your specific timeline.
Our foreclosure and short sale appraisal services cater to the needs of homeowners in default, banks with real estate owned properties (REOs), mortgage lenders, HUD, FHA, law firms, loan service companies and other financial institutions residential real estate loans.
An appraisal is crucial in determining fair market value in an ever changing market is crucial to reducing non- performing inventory of REO real estate.
Owners of real estate which are in foreclosure are faced with many challenges. Some are unwilling to allow an inspection of the property or if they’ve already abandoned the property, they may have neglected care of the home for a period of time, or even purposely caused damage.
We have both the knowledge and experience to deal with the specific aspects of foreclosures and short sales, which is why you can rely on our reports to minimize your losses.
Divorce is a painful process in which there are many decisions to be made including ‘who’s staying’ and ‘who’s going’ when determining what happens to the house. Often times the home is put up for sale in which the profits are split or otherwise one of the parties typically buys out the other.
In either case, one or both parties should hire the services of a professional real estate appraiser to estimate the fair market value of the home. An appraisal for asset division should include a well-supported, professional report that’s defensible in court.
Many times the divorce date differs from the inspection date of the appraisal thus requiring a retrospective appraisal that has an effective date and value estimate corresponding to the date of divorce or filing. We’ve completed countless divorce appraisals over the years so we understand exactly what’s involved as well as the need to handle these situations with the utmost care.
We’re bound by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) which means you’re assured the highest level of confidentiality, guaranteeing you the utmost discretion. In addition, we provide you with comprehensive appraisal reports that meet or exceed requirements of the courts and other various agencies.
When you work with the ‘Appraisals Nashville’ you can be assured you’ll get the best in professional service, courtesy, and you’ll receive the highest quality appraisal reports. Our team of exceptional appraisers will also respect and protect the privacy of your needs in a divorce situation.