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Reasons to order an appraisal from DANIEL I KANDEL

To many, an appraisal is simply a line item on the break-sheet for a mortgage or refinance. And while there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation systems that may appear more economical than an appraisal, practically all lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are so high. You might think that obtaining a mortgage is the only reason to acquire an appraisal, but there are more cases when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might be helpful.

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Appeal your tax assessment

If you live in an area where the property value has declined, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. When building your case, an appraisal from us is your best evidence. At DANIEL I KANDEL, we're capable of assisting you in challenging your tax assessment.

Eliminating PMI for mortgage payments

When the amount being loaned to the buyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the home, nearly all lenders ask buyers to buy this extra insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Seeing that extra payment is usually bundled 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% level, making this very unfortunate. In fact, the United States Congress invoked a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) requiring lenders to remove the PMI installments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

If you'd like to do away with PMI, DANIEL I KANDEL will produce a statement regarding the value of your home. The price you paid for the home valuation can often be offset in a short amount of 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 is often complicated by the strenuous decision of who maintains the property, and it can be a particularly daunting event for both parties. It's a good idea to get an appraisal from DANIEL I KANDEL so both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their house, regardless of the situation.

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

Ascertain an accurate and fair valuation for estate liquidation

Losing a loved one is a hard time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often calls for an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the residential property involved. The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the fullest degree of discretion.

Unlike wealthy individuals, most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these matters. And since a home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, knowing the true value of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away 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 organizing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide input on the positive features of their property, as well as information regarding any new sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our intensive inspection.

Close on your home quickly — for the right 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 when determining your selling price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, apart from real estate agents. Our fees are calculated on our efforts to complete the appraisal report and not a percentage of the sales price.

On a daily basis, we determine the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. Getting a professional appraisal is a reliable way to determine what improvements will add value and what a suitable sales price is for your home so you don't come up short or have your house on the market an unnecessarily long time, because we're experts in knowing how long houses stay on the market.

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