A Guide for Gatekeepers, Paralegals, Insurance Adjusters & Others By Leon Castner, Senior Partner, National Appraisal Consultants, LLC Many professionals encounter personal property appraisals during their work, either receiving them from appraisers they have contracted or given them by others in their firm to review and file.  Not all appraisals are created equal, however, and […]

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Advice for Congressmen and Congresswomen for Donating Your Congressional Papers  Senators, Congressmen, and Congresswomen donate their archives of papers and records for a variety of reasons. Some folks donate to preserve the history of their district; others donate them to document social, cultural, and political changes in the United States. Whatever the reason, it is one […]

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It may seem like a silly question, but often the silly questions are the best.  What exactly is an appraisal? The answer and its consequences may surprise you, whether you are a professional appraiser, one that uses appraisal services, or just an interested third party. According to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, an […]

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Appraisal Dates

Most of us know that every appraisal has a few dates that must be declared in every report-whether it is written or oral. USPAP requires two while other organizations, like ISA, may require more. These dates provide the chronological context of the assignment and must be stated so that both the client and any intended user understand what has happened.

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By Leon Castner, Senior Partner, NAC Having an insurance appraisal done for proper coverage of selected property in one’s house is a relatively easy process.  The appraiser needs to know what items should be listed and valued, what documents exist that relate to the property, and a hassle-free way to photograph, measure, and examine it.   […]

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Find a Qualified Tangible Personal Property Appraiser By: Brian Kathenes, ISA, CAPP Managing Partner, National Appraisal Consultants, LLC Appraisals satisfy a variety of needs and legal requirements. At some point in our lives (or at perhaps at the end of it) we will all need the services of an appraiser. How well this appraiser provides […]

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Many divorce proceedings require the appraisal of spousal property to assist in the equitable distribution settlement.  Most are familiar with the need and procedures for any real estate being valued, but are usually uninformed of the process and practice of having the personal property done as well.  This becomes a somewhat touchier subject since personal […]

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