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Let DANIEL I KANDEL take care of your appraisal needs

To a lot of people, an appraisal is simply another cost on the settlement sheet for a mortgage or refinance. While there are a growing number of automated home valuation methods that might seem more economical than an appraisal, almost all lenders still call in a local expert because the stakes are so high. Is getting a mortgage the only reason to acquire an appraisal? Are there additional cases when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional could be helpful? Of course there are.

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Contest 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. 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.

Remove PMI to lower your mortgage payment

Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI, is an additional insurance plan that most lenders ask homeowners to buy when the amount being loaned to the homeowner is more than 80% of the actual value of the property. Seeing that added payment is usually folded into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. This is bad because PMI isn't required when the leftover 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 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 give you a statement regarding the value of your home. The price you paid for the appraisal can often be recovered in just a few months because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Divorce settlement with less stress

A divorce is often complicated by the hard decision of who maintains the home, and it can be an especially horrible experience for both parties. Regardless of the situation, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from DANIEL I KANDEL so both parties are completely aware of the true market value of their home.

If the parties want to sell the home, they'll have a clearer picture of what price to set. And if a "buyout" is the chosen option, both parties will feel like they've received a fair evaluation.

Fair and accurate estate liquidation

The loss of a loved one is a painful time in life, and settling an estate from a death, or probate, often requires an appraisal to establish Fair Market Value for the real estate involved. We ensure the highest 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 manage these matters. A home or other property often makes up an unequal share of the total estate value, so understanding the true worth of the real estate at hand is of vital importance to ensuring disputing parties walk away knowing they've gotten an honest deal.

Relocate to or from Broward County through an employee relocation program

Employee relocation can be a stressful event, and we understand. That's why we take great care in organizing a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. We encourage relocating employees to provide input on the positive aspects of their property, as well as information about any recent sales or listings in their area that they want considered during our detailed inspection.

Sell your home quickly — for an accurate price

A professional appraisal will help you make a better educated decision when determining your selling price, whether you want to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees depend on our efforts to finish the appraisal report and and aren't related to the sales price.

On a daily basis, we examine the difference in value things like an additional bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make. Seeking a professional appraisal is a reliable way to determine what improvements will add value and what an appropriate 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