Need an appraisal in Fullerton or Orange County?

See the top reasons California homeowners hire Migliorini & Associates:

  1. To get a pre-listing appraisal (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge Orange County's assessment of your property
  3. To lower your monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. Reinstate their Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
  5. To review another appraiser's report for verification
  6. In the case of a divorce in the state of California, where property needs to be divided
  7. Settle an estate in California by determining the true market value of a property
Own a home in or near Fullerton, California and need help determining the value of it? Contact Migliorini & Associates.

At Migliorini & Associates, we understand the unique needs of a customer seeking appraisal services. While our usual 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.

Pre-listing Services/For Sale by Owner (FSBO)

It's very hard to be objective about your home because you probably have an emotional attachment to it. Professional appraisers, like the ones at Migliorini & Associates, 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 a likely buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell at so your house will attract buyers. The appraisal is something tangible to show the buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's market value, not just you saying how much your house is worth. Potential buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your house and will be more likely to give credibility to a seasoned appraiser's value opinion than yours.

Challenge property tax assessments

Your local tax assessor may have your home overvalued if you live in a local area that's going down or not appreciating as much as other houses close by. That only means you are going to pay more taxes than you should. The faster you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be, since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period. An appraisal from Migliorini & Associates is your number one weapon when challenging your property tax assessment.

Need to cancel PMI?

A preferred way to cut costs for homeowners is getting the PMI canceled 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 down below 80% of the value of your house. In most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI canceled from your loan. We are seasoned in helping folks just like you rid themselves of unneeded PMI insurance.

Recently got a freeze to your HELOC?

Even if your specific property has not declined in value, your lender may just decide to automatically freeze your home equity line of credit (HELOC) if your home is in a declining area. Not only can this be difficult and inconvenient 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. Migliorini & Associates can provide you with efficient appraisal that will help you reinstate your home equity line of credit.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Do you need a seasoned appraiser to double-check your appraisal for precision, or do you want a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? Migliorini & Associates offers field reviews where we 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 you may have in your possession. Even though most review work is requested by lenders for quality control, homeowners that have reason to believe a prior appraisal wasn't above board are prudent to get a second opinion.