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6 Reasons to consider an appraisal from DANIEL I KANDEL

To many, an appraisal just looks like a line item in the long list of items for a home sale or refinance. Practically all lenders still call for a local expert because the stakes are very high, even though there are an increasing number of automated home valuation systems that may appear less expensive than an appraisal. You might believe that getting a mortgage is the only reason to acquire an appraisal, but there are more cases when the services of a licensed, independent real estate professional might come in handy.

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Appeal your tax assessment

If you reside in an area where property values have declined, 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 disputing your tax assessment.

PMI removal to reduce a mortgage payment

When the amount being loaned to the homebuyeris more than 80% of the actual value of the property, almost all lenders ask home buyers to purchase this supplemental insurance plan. That policy is Private Mortgage Insurance, or PMI. Seeing that extra payment is usually folded into the monthly mortgage payment, it is often forgotten. This is unfortunate because PMI is unnecessary when the remainder of the loan - whether through market appreciation or principal pay down - decreases below the 80% level. In fact, the United States Congress implemented 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 eliminate PMI, DANIEL I KANDEL can provide you with a statement regarding the value of your home. The expense of the home valuation can often 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 can be a very horrible ordeal for both parties, and it is often further complicated by the strenuous decision of who keeps the property. Regardless of the circumstances, it's a good idea to get an appraisal from DANIEL I KANDEL so both parties are entirely aware of the true market value of their property.

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.

Determine a fair and accurate valuation for estate liquidation

The death of a loved one is a difficult 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. 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 don't have dedicated estate planners or executors to take care of these matters. And since a home or other property often makes up a disproportionate share of the total estate value, knowing the true worth of the real estate at hand is of essential importance to ensuring disputing parties leave knowing they've gotten a fair deal.

Relocate to or from Broward County through an employee relocation program

We understand the headaches associated with an employee relocation. That's why we take great care in organizing an accommodating appointment time for the appraisal inspection. During our detailed inspection, we recommend relocating employees to provide remarks on the positive aspects of their property, along with information about any recent sales or listings in their neighborhood that they want considered.

Sell your home quickly — at the right 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. Apart from a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for. Our fees aren't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they are based on our efforts to finish the appraisal report.

We analyze 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 properties stay on the market.

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