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Need an appraisal in Weston/Ft. Lauderdale or Broward County?

The top 7 reasons FL homeowners order from DANIEL I KANDEL:

  1. Find the right listing price (whether you're using an agent or selling the home on your own)
  2. Challenge Broward county's assessment of your propertyworth
  3. To reduce a monthly mortgage payment by removing PMI
  4. To 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. Settle an estate in FL by determining the true market value of real estate in question

Need help determining the value of your house in or near Weston/Ft. Lauderdale, FL?
Contact DANIEL I KANDEL.

At DANIEL I KANDEL, we understand the special needs of a homeowner in need of appraisal services. While our typical business clients understand the appraisal process and standard reporting formats, you as a consumer will get extra 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

Since you have an emotional attachment to your own house, it's often very hard to be objective about it. A professional appraiser is objective and 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 an interested buyer, in addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers. The appraisal is something concrete to show your buyer. The appraisal is an independent third party's opinion of your property's value, not just how much your home is worth. Interested buyers assume that you have an emotional attachment to your home and will be more likely to give credibility to an accomplished appraiser's value report than yours.

Need to remove PMI?

PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. A fashionable money saver for homeowners is to get the PMI removed from their mortgage loan, thus saving them money on their monthly payments. Once your mortgage loan is below 80% of the value of your property, in most cases you can apply to the lender to have the PMI removed from your loan, which will make your monthly payments go down. At DANIEL I KANDEL, we're qualified in helping consumers just like you rid yourselves of unnecessary PMI insurance.

Challenge a property tax assessment

Lets say you live in an area that is declining -- your local tax assessor may have your house overvalued. That only means you are going to pay more taxes than you should. Since your property assessment may likely go up again in the next period, the sooner you take care of a matter like this, the better off you'll be. Getting an expert appraisal from DANIEL I KANDEL is your #1 weapon when contesting your property tax assessment.

HELOC recently frozen?

If your home is in or near a declining area, your lender might just choose 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 inopportune from a cash flow angle, but it can be harmful to your credit score since it may appear as though that credit line is maxed out. DANIEL I KANDEL can help you reinstate your home equity line of credit with a professional appraisal.

Need Field and Desktop Appraisal Review Services?

Have you just gotten a copy of your appraisal and you'd like to have a seasoned appraiser double-check it for efficiency or do you need a second opinion without the added expense and delay of waiting for a whole new appraisal? We can go out and check the subject and comparables in a field review. If you need it ASAP, we'll 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 a retrospective review of any appraisal report you may have had done before. Even though this is usually requested by banks, you may need to use this service if you suspect mortgage fraud related to your property.