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Why you should order an appraisal from DANIEL I KANDEL

To a lot of people, an appraisal is simply a line item on the settlement sheet for a home purchase or refinance. And while there are a developing number of automated home valuation processes that may appear to be more economical than an appraisal, almost all lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are very high. You might think that getting a mortgage is the only reason to acquire an appraisal, but there are other times when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might be helpful.

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Dispute your tax assessment

It's probable you're paying too much in property taxes if you live in an area where property values have depreciated. Property taxes are based upon a past assessment of your house, so if prices are less than what they used to be in your neighborhood, you can challenge your assessment and save money. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. We're qualified to assist you in challenging your tax assessment.

PMI removal to lower a mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the home owneris more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate, almost all lenders ask homeowners to take out this added insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Seeing that added payment is usually lumped into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. PMI isn't required when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% mark, making this very unfavorable. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was passed by the United States Congress requiring lenders to do away with the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to eliminate PMI, DANIEL I KANDEL will provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home. The cost of the appraisal can usually be offset in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Divorce settlement with less stress

A divorce is a particularly daunting event for the parties involved, and it is often further complicated by the burdensome decision of who maintains the property. It's a good idea to order an appraisal from DANIEL I KANDEL so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their property, regardless of the situation.

If the parties want to sell the home, they'll have a better idea of what price to set. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair assessment.

Determine a fair and accurate valuation for estate liquidation

Losing a loved one is a hard time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often requires an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the real estate involved. We guarantee the fullest degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Unlike many wealthy individuals, most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to handle these matters. And since a home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, understanding the true worth of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've gotten an honest deal.

Move to or from Broward County for work

Employee relocation can be a stressful event, and we understand. That being said, we take great care in setting up an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide input on the positive characteristics of their property, along with information regarding any current sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our intensive inspection.

Close on your home quickly — for the right price

Whether you want to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal will help you make a more informed decision regarding your selling price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, apart from real estate agents. Our fees aren't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they are calculated on our efforts to finish the appraisal report.

On a daily basis, we examine the difference in value items like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. And we're experts in knowing how long housesstay on the market. So, getting a professional appraisal is a trusted way to determine what improvements will add value and what an applicable sales price is for your home so you don't come up short or have your house on the market an unnecessarily long time.

Let DANIEL I KANDEL help you sell your home quickly at the right price