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Reasons to order an appraisal from DANIEL I KANDEL

Thousands of people in Florida purchase, sell or refinance their home each year. Many of these transactions include a simple line item for an appraisal. While there are a growing number of automated home valuation systems that might appear to be less expensive than an appraisal, practically all lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are very high. Is securing a mortgage the only reason to acquire an appraisal? Are there also times when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could be helpful? Absolutely.

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Dispute your tax assessment in Broward County

It's quite possible you're paying too much in property taxes if you reside in an area where property values have declined. Property taxes are determined by a past assessment of your home, so if prices have declined in your area, you can appeal your assessment and save money. An appraisal from DANIEL I KANDEL is your best evidence when building your case. At DANIEL I KANDEL, we're qualified to assist you in disputing your tax assessment.

PMI removal to reduce a mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is an extra insurance policy that many lenders ask homeowners to buy when the amount being loaned to the home owner is more than 80% of the actual value of the real estate. Seeing that additional payment is usually folded into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. This is bad because PMI is unnecessary when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - dips below the 80% mark. In fact, the United States Congress passed a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) that requires lenders to eliminate the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to get rid of PMI, DANIEL I KANDEL can produce a statement regarding the value of your home. The price you paid for the appraisal can generally be recovered in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Get a clear valuation on a home for divorce settlements

A divorce can be a very traumatic experience for both parties, and it is often further complicated by the difficult decision of who keeps the home. So both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their property, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from DANIEL I KANDEL, regardless of the situation.

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

Accurate and fair estate liquidation

The death of 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 residential property involved. We ensure the fullest degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

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

Move to or from Broward County through an employee relocation program

We understand the headaches involved with an employee relocation. That being said, we take great care in organizing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive aspects of their property, as well as information regarding any new sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our detailed inspection.

Close on your home quickly — for an accurate price

Whether you choose to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal can help you make a better educated decision regarding your asking price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, apart from real estate agents. Our fees aren't related to the sales price, but rather they depend on our efforts to finish the appraisal report.

On a daily basis, we analyze the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. And we're experts in knowing how long propertiesstay on the market. So, obtaining 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.

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