Monthly Archives: September 2014

Estate Appraisals

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Date of death valuations (Retrospective Appraisals) Estate appraisals are commonly ordered by the executor of an estate to determine tax liability and dispose of real property under a will or in probate. There are many situations — none of them lacking stress and complexity — where you might need an appraisal of property that statesDate of death valuations (Retrospective Appraisals) Estate appraisals are commonly ordered by the executor of an estate to determine tax liability and dispose of real property under a will or in probate. There are many situations — none of them lacking stress and complexity — where you might need an appraisal of property that states an opinion of what the property was worth on a date some


Divorce Appraisals

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Finalizing a divorce involves many decisions, including “Who gets the house”? There are generally two options regarding the house – it can be sold and the proceeds divided, or one party can “buy out” the other. In either case, one or both parties should order an appraisal of the residence. Divorce appraisals require a wellFinalizing a divorce involves many decisions, including “Who gets the house”? There are generally two options regarding the house – it can be sold and the proceeds divided, or one party can “buy out” the other. In either case, one or both parties should order an appraisal of the residence. Divorce appraisals require a well supported, professional appraisal that is defensible in court. When you


Bankruptcy Appraisals

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When you file for bankruptcy, you must provide the court with a total financial snapshot of your current income, debt and other obligations. While establishing values for most of these things is relatively easy, determining the current value of your home can be challenging. A bankruptcy appraisal is the best way to prove to theWhen you file for bankruptcy, you must provide the court with a total financial snapshot of your current income, debt and other obligations. While establishing values for most of these things is relatively easy, determining the current value of your home can be challenging. A bankruptcy appraisal is the best way to prove to the court that your value, as written in your bankruptcy documents, is


Howard County Market Trends

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Howard County real estate has been one of Maryland’s fastest-growing regions, increasing its population by 34% over the past decade. Population is projected to grow to 327,635 by 2035, according to the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning. Currently, the County’s citizens are the wealthiest in Maryland and among the most affluent in theHoward County real estate has been one of Maryland’s fastest-growing regions, increasing its population by 34% over the past decade. Population is projected to grow to 327,635 by 2035, according to the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning. Currently, the County’s citizens are the wealthiest in Maryland and among the most affluent in the nation. For its location alone – nestled


Montgomery County Real Estate Trends

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Is it time to buy a home in Montgomery County? Maybe. While the available data can be interpreted in a lot of different ways, the question to ask yourself is the recovery starting to take hold? It’s easy to over-analyze macro county level views of different markets. Affectionately termed “paralysis by analysis,” over-analysis often leadsIs it time to buy a home in Montgomery County? Maybe. While the available data can be interpreted in a lot of different ways, the question to ask yourself is the recovery starting to take hold? It’s easy to over-analyze macro county level views of different markets. Affectionately termed “paralysis by analysis,” over-analysis often leads to bad investments. The issue, therefore, is