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"I contacted
several months ago to help two friends work out a value between them for one selling the home to the other. That was a tricky" situation that
handled very professionally and thoughtfully. As I was "assisting" these two friends in the transaction,
helped me with a large amount of information to share with them both, and assisted both of them, which I think goes far and above the expectations for a normal appraisal. A week or two ago, I contacted
again to do a full walk-through report appraisal for a home I was considering selling private party, and wanted to be able to share a report for the fair
value with the potential buyer.
explained all the nuances and unique variables for transactions in my
area, including what sellers typically pay for buyers closing, the effect of foreclosures in the area, and even computed some "what ifs" for the effect on the value if the home had a furnished basement and if a driveway or garage were constructed. The information that
provided was not only very informative for me as a real estate investor, but the written appraisal was top notch, with no errors that I could find. Whereas my bank's appraisals have had plenty of errors! I would definitely seek
's counsel in the future for any appraisal questions.

-Addison Y.

"It went great!
is a super easy going professional. He came out to my home on short notice and was very thorough. I had a need for a quicker" turnaround time(48 hours) and he delivered that ahead of schedule. I did pay a few dollars more for the faster turnaround but it was worth every penny. He wrote up a great report and answered all of my questions patiently. I would definitely use him again in the future as well as recommend him.

-Matthew R.

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Yes, but you won't like what will probably happen (this is a worst case scenario, hopefully you will avoid most):

The purpose for a building permit is to ensure meeting the minimum standards for construction practices and minimum safety standards.  A contractor who works without a permit, does so because they know they are not in compliance (and to save money at your expense).  They knew they should have had inspections and permits for their work.  Who ever built the addition should be reported to both the building official as well as the Better Business Bureau.  It is ultimately the homeowner who is responsible for ensuring the proper permits have been applied for, though.

So when you apply for your permit, you will be pretending as if the work is not completed (you do not hide this fact, you just have to follow the correct process as if it hadn't been built).  Your first stop will be with zoning; can you even add an addition, do you have the proper clearances from the side, front and rear property lines.  If it is a bedroom, does the septic system (perk test) support an additional bedroom.  If your building already meets or exceeds the amount of building allowed on the site or if you do not have the clearances required from the property line, your addition may be required to be removed.  There are appeal processes and variance requests you can try before tearing down the addition (Get an architect).

If your zoning review is fine, next you go to permitting.  Here you will submit plans (drawings) of what was built.  If you do not have these plans, consider hiring an Architect to generate As-Built drawings for this use.  Hopefully the plan review comes back with no changes, or you will alread know your addition is not in compliance and may face rebuilding.  Depending on the type of construction, your zoning and your local building requirements, you will be required to have inspections of your foundation / footings, the framing, the electrical, mechancial and HVAC systems, etc. affected by the work. 

This may require digging the ground back up so the inspector can confirm foundation depth, size and draingage requirements.  The interior wall finishes (gypsum board, panelling, etc) may have to be removed in some or all areas so the framing and electrical can be inspected (If one area fails, be prepared to pull all areas down).  At each inspection, if the work is found to be lacking, then you will have to correct the work before getting permission to use the room.  If there is an electrical or safety violation found, it is possible the Building Official could declare the entire property inhabitable until the offenses are corrected (IE you are homeless until it is fixed).

As you can see, you have to hope beyond belief that the builder constructed everything correctly and that the building officials will work with you to minimize the amount of deconstruction necessary to inspect the work.

Also, you will be charged all the fees associated with plan review and permitting, and you will be charged for each inspection visit (as your builder would have been charged initially had they followed the law).

As for value, here is the real concern:  If your home burns down or faces some similar disaster, your home owners insurance will balk at paying; they will blame the illegal construction as the cause.  As for the value of your building, not having a permit will make any buyer have a difficult time getting their own insurance, thus harder to sell.  The room itself will add value to your property, if it isn't a hazard (IE permitted). 

Also, taxes are based upon assessments, which use the land records.  Building without a permit, can be seen by local officials as an attempt to avoid paying property taxes, since the land records do not show the addition.  Until the official tax records reflect an accurate statement of your building, you may face fines, tax fees and other costs associated with the improvement depending upon how long it has been there unreported.

You may wish to contact a local, licensed Architect who works with the local building department.  They will know the personel, know which forms you need to fill out first and how to protect you from an overzealous Building Official (there are exceptions and options within the Code that the Building Official may forget or ignore that an Architect can request be used to prevent tear down or damage).  Next time you go to build get the Architect first to protect yourself from what this construction firm did to you.

Good luck!

     If you are having a friendly divorce you might want to know what doing the repairs would add to the sale price. I think your best bet would actually be to talk to a realtor as to what they think the difference would be. Then get a couple of estimates from a local contractor or contractors.

     Being in a divorce situation I would think sell as is and move on as quickly as you can. Renovation of a home can be a stress on a good marraige and it would probably be worse if in divorce proceedings.


Good luck Don


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Real Estate Appraising reviews in Boca Raton


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showed up exactly on time and methodically went room by room taking pictures and measurements. He asked about recent renovations and was very personable. We got our full appraisal by email 3 days later.
- Scott P.

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was very professional and efficient. She arrived on time and performed a quick and thorough inspection including photographs. She asked appropriate questions about the property and upgrades. She informed me of the state requirement for a CO detector. Her report was completed and sent when she said it would be. Her good reputation here is well deserved.
- Dan R.

We contacted
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to do a real estate appraisal for property tax purposes. After speaking with him we decided to not move forward with an appraisal. If we do decide to move forward at a later date we would not hesitate to contact him.

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was selected from a pool of appraisers by Regions Bank to perform the apparisal for my residential re-finance. I had no choice. I was told to expect a phone call to schedule the appraisal, which I received. The appointment was scheduled at the time and date I specified. Mr.
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and one associate arrived exactly on time. However, Mr.
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and his associate were very unprofessional as compared to other appraisers I have worked with in the past. I intended to escort both of them through the house and point out important improvements and additions (square footage) and high end finishes which we have added since the house was built. However, Mr.
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ignored my attempts to do so and kept changing the subject to tell jokes and attempted to make unrelated conversation to divert my attention while his associate ignored me and wandered away from us, opening doors, flickiing light switches, and snapping pictures iin a very random fashion. When I attempted to describe the relevant improvements, etc. Mr.
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would again change the subject and attempt to divert my attention while his associate wandered out of sight. I was uncomfortable with a stranger wandering through my home opening closet doors and cabinets, etc. When I followed the associate, I noted from his few comments that he was making assumptions (which were incorrect) such as whether a solarium is climtae controlled (heated and air conditioned). He just assumed and said it was NOT, and I had to show him the permanent heating and air contitioning provided, which he had ignored. When they finally indicated they had seen all they wanted of the interior, (they made no notes of the descriptions I provided and the features I pointd out) they went outside to complete measurements before they left.
When I received the final appraisal, I noted many descrpancies and inaccuracies such as the appliances, finishes, and total living square footage, which were less than shown prior appraisals , and which were to my disadvantage.
I complained to Regions Bank, who indicated that they have no input into the selection of the appraiser under new mortgage lending laws, and that the appraiser is selected from a pool.
I would NOT recommend Mr.
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since he is careless and unprofessional . .
- Kenneth L.

The “thorough” second look was requested at 11:21am on Friday Aug 21st and we received response from the lender at 7:48am on the following Monday Aug 24th which revealed “no material defect likely to affect property value.”
Our lengthy response was sent to the provider on Wednesday Aug 26th and included several requests for supporting assumptions,
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multipliers, and calculations which were never provided, let alone a follow-up response of any kind. The appraisal itself lasted 38 minutes.
We took exceptions to three distinct valuations in particular. We have an adobe pdf portfolio available for review that contains (1) a graphical representation of homes sales in our neighborhood over the last two years along with where our valuation falls in that range, (2) our 3-page rebuttal letter to the provider explaining our position while raising questions about their calculations and assumptions, (3) the appraisal itself, and (4) the email exchange back and forth which documents the timeline and each party's general sentiments.
In short the 3 exceptions we took to the appraisal results are:
(1) of the 3 comparable (comp) homes, our home was 26%, or 426 sq ft larger than two of those. Our valuation however was awarded an upward adjustment of only $27,700 ($65/sq ft).
(2) We purchased (rather than leased) a new solar PV system for $15,500 which was turned on by SDG&E 43 days prior to the appraisal. Conservatively assuming a useful life of 10 years this asset should be depreciated by 1.17% or $183. However,
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valued this asset at only $5,000 relative to the three comp homes that did not have a solar PV system.
(3) Our property size is ~40% larger than two of the three comp homes and was valued at +$5,000. Granted property size may not carry as much weight as dwelling size, I asked for backup calculations to help me understand how these variations are valued and never received a response.
Also of note:
- The entire interior of our home was repainted from floor to ceiling in Aug 2013
- The flooring throughout the entire house was stripped and replaced with a combination of dark distressed hardwood, tile, and top of the line carpet padding and carpet in Oct 2013
- A solar PV system was purchased and installed in
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- Custom baseboards and window trim installed after flooring was laid
- New blinds installed Jul 2015
I mention these because although our kitchen and bathrooms have original cabinetry and appliances, the rest of the house is most likely much newer than all three of the comp sales. We have knowingly accepted a lower quality rating of C4 in the appraisal while all three of the other comp homes received an improved condition rating of C3. We were adjusted downward $25,000 compared to all three comp homes. We expected the valuation for the size of our house to far exceed the $27,700 we were upwardly adjusted to compensate for original cabinetry and appliances. I've also learned that I should have bought down my mortgage to remove PMI rather than spend $15,500 for an asset that loses 2/3 of its value almost immediately according to
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- Tyson W.

The process went very well. First of all Brain's WEB site contains a lot of useful and educational information. There are several levels of appraisal available and his site gives a good description of the different levels. It describes what goes into each type of appraisal and what they are typicality used for.
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was on time and did not hurry the process. He took the time to explain what he was doing and answered all our questions. In a few days we got nicely prepared appraisal documents. The reports were detained and self-explanatory. We only had a few questions and
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seemed glad to answer them. I would definitely use
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demanded payment before producing the written report, with the logic, "he did the work, so he wanted to be paid", though producing the written report was part of the contract. He never provided contract client a written final report. Several suspect appraisal deficiencies. Mr.
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, allowed his subordinate to sign the appraisal as "appraiser" and
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signed only as "supervisor." They refused to produce supporting comp/cost data documentation. His Feb 28, 2013 draft had many questions about the methodology and
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-selected comp distressed properties:
1. Description of magnitude of defects for each comp property? Mold? Flooding? Major structural construction defects? Any structural collapse?
2. Actual Repair Costs to Remove Defects?
3. Reason for a distressed sales? – change in zoning? Construction defects? Foreclosure? Divorce?
Short Sale? Overdue maintenance?
4. Estimated costs cited in bldg. permits after the distressed sale, to bring the property up to the next undistressed sale? (The distressed vs nondistressed values before and/or after distressed sales?
5. Defects vs repairs needed before vs after comp sale?

- Judy P.

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performed the following steps:
----My property was inspected completely
----Photos were taken from all direction, and to me, it looks like it was done by a professional photographer
----The appraisal report is very organized , clear and easy to read and follow
--- The cost was very reasonable
The report was email to me onetime and I can not ask for better service that this and I highly recommend
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and Mr. Sami
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was absolutely very helpful.

- Hooshang K.

Property Appraisers in Boca Raton, FL

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Boca Raton

Accupraise Real Estate Appraisal Services LLC

1035 Gateway Blvd Suite 201-278
Boynton Beach


Boca Raton

AMS Construction & Electric, Inc

3621 NW 108 Dr
Coral Springs


Boca Raton


Boca Raton

Appraiser, Ken Rossman

7769 Caprio Drive
Boynton Beach

Appraisers Network of Palm Beach County

10272 Hidden Springs Ct.
Boca Raton


1900 NW Corporate Blvd Ste 215E
Boca Raton


Boca Raton


1521 NW 11TH ST
Boca Raton


5000 T-Rex Ave #150
Boca Raton

Clear Valuation, Inc.

777 South Flagler Dr, Suite 800, West Tower
West Palm Beach


Boca Raton


611 NW 38th Cir
Boca Raton


Boca Raton

Economic Appraisers Inc

4846 N University Dr #391


Boca Raton


Fort Lauderdale

FTS Real Estate Appraisers

6688 Houlton Cir
Lake Worth


200 W Palmetto Park Rd Ste 203
Boca Raton



Jordan Collins - South Florida Realtor

4455 Military Trail

Jupiter Realty Advisors

125 W Indiantown Road




141 NW 20TH ST
Boca Raton

Landmark Appraisal & Realty Group, Inc

301 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach

Leifer Law Firm

1200 North Federal Highway, Suite 320
Boca Raton


Boca Raton


2875 S Ocean Blvd Ste 200
Palm Beach

MTC Home Inspecitons

114 SE 31st Ave
Boynton Beach


Boca Raton


3418 W. Mallory Blvd.


1503 S Ocean Blvd
Boca Raton

R S Appraisal Services, Inc

6586 Hypoluxo Rd
Lake Worth

Realty Elite The Palm Beaches

401 Maplewood Dr.

Regency Realty Services

861 Yamato Road, Suite 5
Boca Raton

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6584 Massachusetts Dr
Lake Worth

Rita Regev, P.A. Broker Associate

19900 E. Country Club Dr.

Rush Appraisal Service, Inc.

274 NE 6TH CT
Boca Raton


Boca Raton

SFL Valuation Services, Inc.

3330 Fairchild Gardens Dr., #33621
Palm Beach Gardens

Sunpol Inc

11649 Balsam Dr
West Palm Beach


PO box 541237


5867 Cherokee Dr
Lake Worth

Sylvain Dupont

160 West Camino Real #243
Boca Raton

The Bass Group

7280 W Palmetto Park Rd
Boca Raton

The Law Offices of Peter M. Feaman, P.A.

3695 W. Boynton Beach Blvd. Suite #9
Boynton Beach

Total Shredding

PO Box 212786
Royal Palm Beach

TruValue RES, Inc

9924 Boynton Gardens Way
Boynton Beach

United States Adjusters, Inc.

11211 Island Lakes Lane
Boca Raton

USA Best Realty, LLC.

12794 W Forest Hill Blvd


888 Biscayne Blvd

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