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Metro Residential Appraisals are the Experts
We Local Appraisers providing residential real estate valuations. Being local appraisers means having Geographical Competence - good knowledge and understanding of the neighborhood / market area where the property that is being appraised. Metro Residential Appraisals has two office locations, our Corporate Office is located in Voorhees, NJ with an additional office in Philadelphia, PA. In some cases our appraisers are your actual neighbors.
Metro Residential Appraisals has proven track records working with professional Accounting and Legal Firms in the Delaware Valley. We have been egaged in assisgnments for a number of different purposes ranging from Date of Death valuations for inhertance tax purposes and Will Probate to the unfortuniate situation of Divorce, dividing real property martial assets. More..
Our staff members have also been engaged in assisgnments with Homeowners who wish to sell their home on the open market without the assistance of a local Realtor. In these cases they turned to Metro Residential Appraisals, Inc. to provide an accurate Current Market Analysis (CMA) on a Listing Appraisal. These homeowners have used Listing Appraisals as fantastic marketing tools to potential buyers who are interested in their property. This allows the current Homeowner and prospective buyer a Professional third party opinion of value of the home. More...
Over the years, our appraisal professionals have earned a solid reputation by exceeding industry standards for personalized service, meticulous attention to detail and timely reporting. We offer every client fast, accurate and professional results.
In legal proceedings of Bankruptcy of Chapter 7, Chapter 11 or Restructuring of Debt, typically the Professional Legal Team for the defendant needs to have a value placed on any Real Property holdings. The Valuation Experts at Metro Residential Appraisals are experienced in these types of valuation matters. Our firm have been engaged by Law Firms from around the Delaware Valley because of our local Geographical Competence - good knowledge and understanding of the neighborhood / market area where the property that is being appraised. Metro Residential Appraisals has two office locations, our Corporate Office is located in Voorhees, NJ with an additional office in Philadelphia, PA. Attorneys and the court's Trustee have always relied on our valuations because we are Local Experts and always have supportive documentation when it comes to the litigation of Bankruptcy
Divorce Legal Matters / Dissolution of Marital Real Property:
As a homeowner dividing up marital assests is a costly task and can be a lengthy propcess. When homeowners hire Metro Residential Appraisals, both side typically agree on the opinion of value, thus reducing the actual cost of the Divorce Process, therefore, you need solid, defensible documentation that provides an accurate determination of your client's property value in order to provide an equitable distribution of real property holdings between all parties. Typically these values are as of the date of the filing of the divorce complaint with the county courts and require a retrospective value. These retrospective values require precision and a methodical approach when forming the opinion of value which produce creditable results which are defensible in a court of law.
Our Chief Appraiser, David Kaytes, SCRREA has extensive understanding of divorce proceedings which sets us apart, knowing the importance of retaining a qualified Residential Appraisal Firm is paramount to Family Law Attorneys when representing their client’s interests. The appraiser selected as your Expert Witness for the valuation must be a professional who understands the legal process and can prevail in both direct and cross examination. Reports are written in such a manner that provides the best opportunity to focus on the positive facts and factors that are best suited to the truth, and the clients position without jeopardizing the appraiser’s legal and ethical responsibilities.
As experienced professionals who understands and respects the sensitive and private nature of a divorce, we are committed to providing you only the most exact, most thorough property appraisals quickly.
Estate Taxation and Trusts.
We have often been engaged in Valuation Assignments for matters of Estate Law. Some of the more recent assignments include establishing fair market value of real property assets for Attorney’s clients who are heirs and are in receivership after the demise of the property owner. In these cases a Date of Death Valuation is necessary to for credible opinion of value for State and Federal taxes as well as with the deceased person’s will is being challenged in a court of law. Our firm have been involved in these types of cases where the value of the property in question needs to be formulated years ago. It requires experience and expertise to for these complex valuation assignments. As Baby Boomers are getting older and establishing wills and trusts for their beneficiaries of real property, Legal Professionals have relied on Metro Residential Appraisals to establish values for the disposition of their real property assets. We have that experience and expertise many Legal Professionals have expected and are in complete confidence of our firm’s capabilities.
Property Taxation / Ad Valorem Tax Appeals
Our appraisers are experienced in the Ad Valorem Tax Appeal process in New Jersey and Bucks County Pennsylvania. We take a phased approach when we are engaged in these assignments to establish if there is a basis of the appeal after gathering some basic information from our clients. David Kaytes, SCRREA is an associates member of the International Organization of Assessing Officers ( IAAO) to stay current on recent changes and laws affecting Ad Valorem Taxation, striving towards accreditation of a Certified Tax Assessor in the State of New Jersey. At the current time within our cooperative set of Appraisers we have two CTA’s who are invaluable resources here at Metro Residential Appraisals to you, our client.
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