Eliott Schultz, owner/appraiser, has been a California State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser since 1990  performing residential real property appraisal reports  in the Northern Los Angeles and South Eastern Kern Counties.  He is also a Certified Machinist and Equipment Appraiser through the N.E.B.B. Institute; which means he can also appraise all your construction and farming equipment and machinery.Specializing in the following types of properties: Single Family residences, vacant lots, condominiums , Small residential income properties.

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Reduce your monthly payment and stop Paying PMI Insurance.

  • A 1998 federal law requires lenders to remove your PMI once you have 20% equity in your home. 
  • http://www.appraisercentral.com/1998Act.htm
  • the above link provides great details on PMI removal.
  • To remove your private mortgage insurance you may need an appraisal by a state certified appraiser.  Recent improvements and market appreciation since purchasing your home will be reflected in the report.

Frequently Asked Questions

What steps are necessary to remove my mortgage insurance?

If you have FHA financing, please go to the HUD website to determine if your loan is eligible for PMI removal.

For conventional financing, take the following steps:

  • Contact your lender to verify that you are paying mortgage insurance. Get their specific requirements for removal, then confirm that you qualify.  Most lenders will require an appraisal by a state certified or licensed appraiser.
  • Contact an appraiser. Verify that they meet your lenders experience and licensing requirements.
  • Send the report to your lender and confirm PMI removal.

How much does an appraisal cost?

Appraisal fees vary depending upon your location and the size of your home. A typical residential appraisal costs $350 - $400. please call for a quote.

How much can I save?

Contact your lender for the specific amount. PMI rates typically vary between $0.35 - $0.80 per $100  (based upon your loan amount). You can check on your monthly statement that shows how much PMI you pay each month.


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