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Let DANIEL I KANDEL take care of your appraisal needs

To many, an appraisal just looks like one more thing on the settlement sheet for a home sale or refinance. Almost all lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high, even though there are a growing number of automated home valuation methods that might appear to be less expensive than an appraisal. You might believe that securing a mortgage is the only basis for getting an appraisal, but there are more situations when the services of a certified, independent real estate professional could be helpful.

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Contest your tax assessment

It's possible 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. At DANIEL I KANDEL, we're capable of assisting you in appealing your tax assessment.

Get rid of PMI to lower your mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the home owneris more than 80% of the actual value of the home, most lenders ask home buyers to purchase this additional insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. More often than not, this added payment is bundled into the monthly mortgage payment and is soon forgotten. This is damaging because PMI isn't required when the leftover balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - dips below the 80% level. In fact, the United States Congress passed a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) that requires lenders to do away with 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 appraisal can often be offset in little time because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Settle a divorce with fewer hang-ups

A divorce is often complicated by the hard decision of who keeps the home, and it can be a particularly horrible ordeal for both parties. So both parties are fully aware of the true market value of their house, 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 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 assessment.

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. 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).

Most Americans don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these matters, unlike wealthier individuals. A home or other property often makes up an uneven share of the total estate value, so understanding the true value of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten a fair deal.

Relocate to or from Broward County for work

We are familiar with the headaches associated with an employee relocation. That's why 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 new sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered during our thorough inspection.

Close on your home promptly — at an accurate price

A professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision when determining your asking price, whether you choose to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike 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 analyze the difference in value things like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. Seeking 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 houses are one the market.

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