Money Saving Tips and More....

Your appraiser is likely to be influenced by any signs – big or small – that a property has not been well maintained. Be sure to make a good first impression with the following tips:

Take the time before the appraisal is scheduled to complete basic repairs such as making paint touch-ups, fixing that running toilet, repairing any obvious cosmetic defects, and cleaning up the clutter. And while you're at it, make sure the exterior of your home is free of clutter, and spruce up the entry for great curb appeal. This will show that you’ve put time and effort into maintaining your home, and is a good indicator of its overall condition. It’s almost always well worth spending a few hundred dollars up front to take care of easily fixable problems.

Contact me any time to discuss the next appraisal of your home no matter what the reason, even if you're just curious as to the current market value!

Posted by Jennifer Carpenter on January 23rd, 2019 2:40 AMLeave a Comment

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December 18th, 2018 4:37 AM
Did you know? Asphalt shingles naturally lose some granules over time which is not an automatic sign that it's time to replace your roof. However, before trouble starts, have a roof inspection done to determine the remaining age of your roof. If you need repairs, get it done now before the next storm season starts. Replace missing shingles and worn seals around vents and skylights. And if it's time to replace your roof now, contact your insurance carrier before you hire your roofer to discuss insurance premium discounts which are often given for certain materials and features. IMPORTANT: Always get multiple roof cost quotes, and only hire a reputable company with verified credentials.

And if you are wondering what the current market value of your home is, contact me today to discuss an appraisal of your home. Take advantage of my December Discount! Fifty dollars off the cost of your appraisal if you schedule it now for January, 2019.

Posted by Jennifer Carpenter on December 18th, 2018 4:37 AMLeave a Comment

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November 20th, 2018 2:48 AM
Broward County property taxes for 2018 are due by March 31st, 2019. Did your taxes increase over the prior year? As per Broward County officials, the most common reasons are:

  • Loss of homestead exemption or other change in exemption status
  • Increase in assessed property value due to increase in market value
  • Increase in index tied to the Save Our Homes cap, 2.1% this year
  • Increase in millage rate by one or more taxing authorities
If you have any questions about your property taxes contact the Broward County Call Center at (954) 831-4000.

And if you are in need of an appraisal of your home by a qualified, private appraiser, contact Jennifer's Appraisals, Inc. now!

Posted by Jennifer Carpenter on November 20th, 2018 2:48 AMLeave a Comment

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October 24th, 2018 12:41 PM

Whether you want to sell your home on your own or with the help of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal report will help you make a better educated decision when determining your asking price. Of course you want to get the best price possible for your home, and a current appraisal will help guide you.

An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for. Our fees aren't contingent upon the value opinion we render, but rather they are calculated on the time spent preparing the report. This is different from other real estate professionals such as the agent who earn a commission, or percentage of the sale.

Hire a well qualified, certified, and experienced appraiser for your next appraisal report. Jennifer's license can easily be verified, and her experience in Broward County goes back 20 years. Jennifer Carpenter, License #RD3554. Questions? Call me now! (954) 558-4283

Posted by Jennifer Carpenter on October 24th, 2018 12:41 PMLeave a Comment

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September 7th, 2018 8:46 AM

Has your attorney asked you to obtain an appraisal of your home as part of your divorce settlement? Some settlements involve one party buying out the other to remain in the home. Other times the home is sold and equity is divided. Whatever your situation is, you want to make sure all parties involved have an accurate idea of the market value of your home in an effort to fairly distribute assets. Rest assured, we know how to handle the sensitive needs of a divorce situation. When you order an appraisal from us, you will get the best in professional service, courtesy, and the highest quality appraisal. Part of the appraisal process involves the appraiser conducting an interior inspection of your home and taking photos. We will work with you to set up a convenient time for your appraisal appointment. Call now to discuss and answer any questions you may have.

The ethics provision within the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) binds us with confidentiality, ensuring the fullest degree of discretion.

Posted by Jennifer Carpenter on September 7th, 2018 8:46 AMLeave a Comment

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