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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

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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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August 20th, 2018 2:18 AM

Broward County property owners, last week, like many of you, I received my notice of proposed property taxes for 2018 (TRIM Notice) from the Broward County property appraiser.

Did you know? Low-Income Seniors who maintain long-term residency may be entitled to additional tax relief. The cities of Cooper City, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Miramar, Dania Beach, Hallandale Beach, Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, and Weston, have all approved an additional exemption for low-income seniors. Contact the Broward County office at (954) 357-6830 for more information.

IMPORTANT:  The deadline to file for any exemption, or to file an appeal of your value as reflected on your TRIM notice, is September 18, 2018. Visit the Broward County Property Appraiser online at or call the Value Adjustment Board directly at (954) 357-7205. 

*Please note* I am passing on this information to you but my office is not affiliated with the County Property Appraiser's office. However, if you do need a local, private appraiser to appraise your home, please contact me to discuss.  Thank you!

Posted by Jennifer Carpenter on August 20th, 2018 2:18 AMLeave a Comment

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You have options when it comes time to pay for your appraisal from Jennifer's Appraisals, Inc. We now accept payment by credit card as well as check or money order. With the convenience of a PayPal Mobile Card Reader you can pay at the door at the time of your appraisal appointment. Additionally, you have the option to receive an invoice via email to be paid prior to our appointment.

How much does your appraisal cost? The cost of your appraisal is based on several factors because each property is unique. We never charge more for appraisals based on the value of the property. In rare cases, the fee quoted may increase when the appraisal becomes so complex that it requires multiple visits to the property and/or excessive time.  Of course we will discuss this with you, and obtain your approval to continue, prior to proceeding.

As a professional appraiser in South Florida since 1998, I have completed thousands of appraisals. Every neighborhood is different, and every home is different. Oftentimes I will have a good idea of what your fee will be within minutes of my initial online research of your home and the market area.

Feel free to contact me for a FREE fee quote for your next appraisal report.  Thank you, and remember to visit my Facebook page, and like it if you do!

Posted by Jennifer Carpenter on June 28th, 2018 5:02 AMLeave a Comment

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