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"This company was engaged to do an appraisal for our property through a third party on or before
13th. We were told that it would take about" two weeks. We checked on status a few times and were told that it was in process but that it was more complicated than anticipated. Then we were told that they were busier than expected. On several occasions we were told that we would have the appraisal by the end of the week only to have the week go by with no appraisal and no update on status. We are beyond frustrated by the delays and lack of responsiveness. The individual who came to our home for the appraisal was professional but the owner of the Company is very rude. We will update this review for the quality of the product if/when we ever receive the appraisal.

-Nicholas O.

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did an excellent job. From the first phone call I was impressed. He was very responsive to phone calls and accommodating as far scheduling." He arrived early and got right to work on top of the roof. His report was extremely detailed and the photos were excellent. I was able to walk with him and he explained everything as well as provided helpful hints and maintenance tips. I was writing feverishly and he told me that his report would be very detailed and contain all the information. His report was exactly as he promised. I will definitely be using this report in the future when I need repairs done on the home and have even pulled it up to show photos to persons in the hardware store. I felt his home assessment was objective and fair ( I was the buyer and did not want to overpay). In addition, I had the full report within 2 working days, which according to him could have been sooner. For me, the time was perfect and he had not promised it earlier than I received it. I emailed him a few questions. He was very prompt, helpful and professional in his response. I would definitely hire Mr.
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-Tammy G.

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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!
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     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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She is so professional and thorough. Her service is complete and on time. She provided me with all I needed for handling my estate matters. She was also available to speak with my CPA if necessary. I have been very satisfied with the service and support from her. I will continue to use her for any real estate appraisal needs, including if I want to get an idea as to what a property may be worth before buying it. I do highly recommend her.
- Frank F.
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Excellent very nice guy, he took his time to do everything right, it took him like an hour. He also determined that our home was 100 more square feet than we had thought.
- Stacey S.
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was polite and personable, showed up on time, and delivered the appraisal before 5 pm the same day, as promised. No complaints. Very informative, helpful, and answered all my questions.
- Geoffrey S.
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was very informative and helpful. He was open to many of my subsequent questions and gave advice. He later offered some of his own thoughts and recommendations that assisted me but in no way would help him.
I was also able to communicate with him , even very late at night, while he was working on the appraisal.


- brandon N.
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responded immediately to the request for service. He spoke with my mother in great detail on the phone and explained that she just needed a less expensive service. He spent a great deal of time on the initial call as well as the actual day of appraisal answering all questions. He and his team went well beyond the required service and really put my mother at ease.
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and his team are outstanding professionals and dedicated to their clients. I highly recommend their services and would definitely use them again.
- Joseph L.
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is very professional and responsive: he gets back to you very quickly if you have any questions or concerns.
I needed to get a 5-story brownstone appraised for estate tax purposes as well as for prepping our eventual listing.
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got back to me within hours of my request, and we had an appraisal scheduled within a week. The appraisals were returned to me on schedule via email and post. The initial figures were less than what I expected, and once I confirmed my findings with other listings, I contacted
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with my concerns. He immediately reviewed the appraisal and compared his comps to mine, and within a couple of days agreed that the property needed to be compared with a tighter grouping of comps. Once he did this, his new value approached what I expected, and he re-issued the appraisals at no additional charge.
The property is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where its address matters almost more than the condition of the building: looking at a comp between Central Park West and Columbus is far different than one a block away, between Columbus and
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was not hesitant to admit that a mistake had been made, and was very quick to fix that mistake. I have tremendous respect for his doing that.
don't let the $2,300 bill discourage you from using
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: while a little high, remember I needed two appraisals of a 6,000 sq. ft. building, in a Landmarked section of the Upper West Side -- it was a very complicated appraisal, when compared to a 1,500 sq. ft. ranch home on a corner lot somewhere else. Be more concerned about his customer service and desire to do the best job possible. I would use
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again any time, and recommend that others do so as well.
- Richard C.
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shared with us concerning our newly acquired property. This company receives an A+ from us.
- Dianne S.
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The appraiser (
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was friendly and polite and handled the task in a manner that put my mother at ease. It was a very positive interaction in the midst of a difficult situation for my mother, and we are both very appreciative.
- Charity S.

Property Appraisers in Long Island City, NY

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94-19 71st ave
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ACCU-HOME APPRAISALS INC

855 Flanders Drive
Valley Stream

ADAPT

514 Middle Country Road
Middle Island

Advent Appraisals

3229 44th street
New York

Apex Financial Network

151 South Munn Ave, Ste 2F

BungoBox - Manhattan

56 New Hook Rd

Cafe Nunez

240 west 35th
New York

CAPLAIN BELO

2416 QUEENS PLZ S
Long Island City

Christopher Greco Appraisal Services, Inc

271 North Avenue
New Rochelle

Claim Solvers

P.O. Box 140117
Brooklyn

Cusack Appraisals

87-42 Van Wyck Expressway
Richmond Hill

CW Solutions

Two Tower Center, 16th floor

DOMUS APPRAISALS

15 HANCOCK AVE
Yonkers

DU-RITE REALTY CO

2568 FRANCIS LEWIS BLVD
Flushing

EAST COAST APPRAISAL SVC

50 COURT ST
Brooklyn

Express Real Estate Appraisals

108 Holbrook Road
Centereach

FIVE BOROUGH APPRAISAL SERVICE INC

3217 FULTON ST
Brooklyn

Free Modification Services, Inc

P.O. Box 4740
New Windsor

Friedman Associates II LLC

36 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry

H. F. HEWITT REALTY

237 First Avenue
New York

HOMES SAFE APPRAISALS CORP

2338 Surrey Lane
Baldwin

Homesite Realty, Inc.

86 Ross Avenue
Staten Island

Inspector Holmes Home Inspections

Horizon View Drive
Farmingville

J L GUYER

2 HARTFORD DR

Jack Arnt Appraisals

411 Alpine Ter

L Ellis Appraisals

738 Fillmore Rd
East Meadow

Level Line Construction

22-55 31st street

Liebert Associates

401 E 77th St
New York

Lovely Luxury Homes

21 Wood Street
Spring Valley

MALTZ REALTY SVC INC

4212 28TH ST
Long Island City

MB Appraisal, Inc

781 Pelham Rd
New Rochelle

MHK & Associates, LLC

641 Shunpike Rd.

New York Appraisal One, Inc.

168 Golf Lane
Medford

NORMAN HUBBARD & ASSOC

11 HOLLAND AVE
White Plains

PaintNY

103-20 116th Street
New York City

Primo Home Inspections

3 St Marks Pl
Roslyn Heights

PROcure Solutions LLC

45-55 39th Street #6B
Sunnyside

R & M Appraisal Reports, Inc.

8806 Little Neck Pkwy
Floral Park

Seven County Appraisal Services, Inc.

62 Main Street
Dobbs Ferry

SOUND VALUATION SERVICES

1 S OCEAN AVE
Patchogue

Vital Abstract LLC

2088 US Hwy 130 North

ZOT'S APPRAISAL SVC

30 BENNETT AVE

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