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Why you should order an appraisal

To a lot of us, an appraisal is simply one more thing in the long list of items for a home sale or refinance. Practically all lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are so high, even though there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation methods that may appear more practical than an appraisal. You might believe that obtaining a mortgage is the only reason to get an appraisal, but there are other times when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional might come in handy.

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Contest your tax assessment in Broward County

It's probable you're paying too much in property taxes if you live in an area where property values have declined. Ad Valorem taxes are based upon a previous assessment of your home, so if prices are less than what they used to be in your area, you can challenge your assessment and save money. An appraisal from DANIEL I KANDEL is your best evidence when building your case. We're qualified to assist you in challenging your tax assessment.

Remove PMI to lower your mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is a supplemental insurance policy that almost all lenders ask buyers to buy when the amount being loaned to the home buyer is more than 80% of the actual value of the property. Since the extra payment is usually lumped into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. PMI becomes unnecessary when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% mark, making this very unfortunate. In fact, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) of 1998 was implemented by the United States Congress that requires lenders to do away with the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

DANIEL I KANDEL can provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home, and the price you paid for the home valuation can generally be recovered in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Settle a divorce with less stress

A divorce is a particularly daunting event for the parties involved, and it is often even more complicated by the challenging decision of who keeps the house. So both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their home, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from DANIEL I KANDEL, 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 gotten a fair evaluation.

Accurate and fair estate liquidation

The loss of 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 utmost degree of discretion.

Unlike wealthy individuals, most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to handle these affairs. And seeing that 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 significant importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've received an honest deal.

Move to or from Broward County through an employee relocation program

We know the headaches associated 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 remarks on the positive aspects of their property, along with information regarding any current sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our thorough inspection.

Close on your home quickly — for an accurate 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 when determining your asking price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, unlike real estate agents. Our fees rest on our efforts to finish the appraisal report and and aren't related to the sales price.

We examine the difference in value items like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Getting a professional appraisal is a reliable way to decide 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, because we're experts in knowing how long homes stay on the market.

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