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Reasons to get an appraisal from DANIEL I KANDEL

Every year, thousands of people in Florida purchase, sell or refinance their home. Many of these transactions have a simple line item for an appraisal. And while there are a growing number of automated home valuation processes that may seem more economical than an appraisal, the majority of lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high. Is securing a mortgage the only reason to get an appraisal? Are there more cases when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might be helpful? You bet.

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Dispute your tax assessment in Broward County

If you live in an area where the value of property has depreciated, it's possible you're paying too much in property taxes. An appraisal from DANIEL I KANDEL is your best evidence when building your case. We're capable of assisting you in appealing your tax assessment.

PMI removal to reduce a mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the buyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the property, almost all lenders ask buyers to take out this additional insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Since the extra payment is usually folded into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. This is damaging because PMI is no longer required when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - goes below the 80% mark. In fact, the United States Congress invoked a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) requiring 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 provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home. The expense of the appraisal can usually be regained in a short amount of time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Divorce settlement with fewer hang-ups

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

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

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 entails an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the residential property involved. We ensure the utmost degree of discretion, as we're bound with confidentiality by the ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Unlike wealthier individuals, most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to handle these issues. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up an uneven share of the total estate value, understanding the true value of the real estate at hand is of significant importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've received a fair deal.

Move to or from Broward County through an employee relocation program

Employee relocation is a stressful event, and we understand. We take great care in establishing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide feedback 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 intensive inspection.

Sell your home quickly — for an accurate price

Whether you decide 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 selling price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, unlike real estate agents. Our fees aren't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they depend on our efforts to finish the appraisal report.

We analyze the difference in value things like an extra 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 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 homes are one the market.

Let DANIEL I KANDEL assist you in selling your home quickly at the right price