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Why you should get an appraisal from DANIEL I KANDEL

Thousands of people in Florida purchase, sell or refinance their home each year. Many of these transactions include a simple line item for an appraisal. Nearly all lenders still need a local expert because the stakes are incredibly high, even though there are a multiplying number of automated home valuation processes that may appear more economical than an appraisal. Is getting a mortgage the only reason you should get an appraisal? Are there more instances when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional could be beneficial? You bet.

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Appeal your tax assessment

If you reside in an area where the value of property 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. We're qualified to assist you in disputing 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, nearly all lenders ask homebuyers to take out this supplemental insurance policy. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. More often than not, this added payment is folded into the monthly mortgage payment and is soon forgotten. This is unfavorable because PMI isn't required when the remaining balance of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - falls below the 80% level. In fact, the United States Congress invoked a law in 1998 (the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998) that requires lenders to dismiss the PMI payments when the loan-to-value ratio conditions have been met.

DANIEL I KANDEL can produce a statement regarding the value of your home, and the price you paid for the home valuation can usually be recovered in just a few months because you'll no longer be paying the PMI.

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Get a clear valuation on a home take make a divorce settlement less stressful

A divorce is an especially traumatic experience for the parties involved, and it is often more complicated by the hard decision of who keeps the house. Regardless of the situation, it's a good idea to order an appraisal from DANIEL I KANDEL so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their property.

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

Accurate and fair estate liquidation

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

Unlike wealthier individuals, most Americans do not have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these matters. And seeing that a home or other property often makes up an uneven share of the total estate value, understanding the true worth of the real estate at hand is of significant importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've gotten an honest deal.

Relocate 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 a convenient appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our thorough inspection, we recommend relocating employees to provide feedback on the positive features of their property, as well as information regarding any new sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Close on your home promptly — at the right price

Whether you decide 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 regarding your asking price. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees rest on our efforts to complete the appraisal report and not a percentage of the sales price.

We analyze the difference in value items like an extra bathroom or a kitchen remodel can make on a daily basis. Obtaining a professional appraisal is a trusted 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 are one the market.

Let DANIEL I KANDEL help you sell your home quickly at the right price