Boating Capital of The World

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Greater Fort Lauderdale, in South Florida, has been called the Venice of America (more than 300 miles of inland waterways) and the Yachting Capital of the World (more than 40,000 yachts call it home).

Plus, the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is one of the largest events of its kind in the world.

And Miami, 29 miles south, is not far behind!

Thinking of buying or selling a boat? Protect your investment, get it appraised. Call/text: 786-853-0711

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Pre-purchase inspection (PPI) on antique/classic car in Florida Pre-purchase inspection (PPI) on antique/classic car in Florida

Are you looking to purchase an antique or classic car in South Florida? To be sure that it truly reflects the condition as advertised by the seller and determine its current accurate Fair Market Value, get a Pre-Purchase inspection (PPI) and Fair Market Value appraisal. What do you think this '56 Continental Mark II is worth? Call/text: 786-853-0711

Donating a boat to charity in Florida Donating a boat to charity in Florida

Instead of leaving your boat in the dumpster, why not donate it to charity and help with your taxes? In Florida you will need a Fair Market Value appraisal and we'll send you a completed completed IRA Form 8283 - Noncash Charitable Contributions to submit with your tax return. When was the last time you were out in your boat? For details, call/text 786-853-0711

Porsche Pre Purchase Inspection Miami Porsche Pre Purchase Inspection Miami

Thinking of buying a previously owned Porsche in South Florida? Miami, Fort Lauderdale or Palm Beach? Protect your investment! Get it inspected, and its accurate current Fair Market Value determined in our 25+ page/40+ photograph report. Call/text 786-853-0711 for details

Pre-purchase inspection: Just need someone to kick the tires? Pre-purchase inspection: Just need someone to kick the tires?

Buying a vehicle long distance and you don't need a full pre-purchase inspection with a 25 page report and 40 photos? If all you need is just someone to kick the tires and confirm that the vehicle is basically as the seller represented it, we can help! We've been kicking tires for over 50 years, and we're good at it! Call/text 786-853-0711 to get your tires kicked!

Buying online: Buying online: "It sounds like a great deal!"

Remember the old line - "If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is!" Twice this month we've done pre-purchase inspections on 'deals' for out of state buyers. Upon arrival at the '07 Mercedes, we took one look, called the customer and said "you really don't want an appraisal! Walk away!" The second, a '14 Jaguar XKR was actually pretty good, but had been in an accident and thus suffered Diminished Value somewhere in the $3,000-7,000 range. Nice car, yes! Deal, no! Protect your investment! Get it appraised!

Financing older boats in Florida Financing older boats in Florida

Buying an older boat in Florida? If you are planning to finance, chances are that your lending institute will require a Fair Market Value appraisal for financing purposes. Although our name implies we appraise only autos, we also appraise boats, trucks, RVs, motorcycles, and light aircraft. Call/text 786-853-0711

Buying a Classic Car online Buying a Classic Car online

This article is actually about selling a classic car online, but every seller needs a buyer! If you are buying online, and cannot get up close and personal to kick the tires, be sure to get a pre-purchase inspection from a local Auto Appraiser. In South Florida, we can help! https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/63623879/selling-your-classic-car-online

Appraisals and Blood Donations during COVID-19 Appraisals and Blood Donations during COVID-19

During this time of COVID-19, not only are we continuing to do Pre-Purchase Inspections, Total Loss, Diminished Value and Insurance Coverage appraisals in South Florida, but we are also donating blood for those in need. My parents lived through the London Blitz of 1940 and 1941. We will get through this! Stay safe and continue to practice social distancing.

Boat valuation for insurance Boat valuation for insurance

Why your boat needs a professional written appraisal. There are two basic types of boat insurance—“agreed value” and “actual cash value”, also known as "stated value." How depreciation is handled is what sets them apart. An "agreed value" policy covers the boat based on its value when the policy was written. While it may cost more, there is no depreciation for a total loss of the boat (some partial losses may be depreciated). "Actual cash value" policies may cost less, but factor in depreciation. Simply stated, the policy will only pay up to the actual cash value of the boat at the time it is declared a total or partial loss. Eventually, as your boat ages, your insurer will probably insist on an actual cash value policy, unless you provide a Replacement Value Appraisal

Boating Capital of The World Boating Capital of The World

Greater Fort Lauderdale, in South Florida, has been called the Venice of America (more than 300 miles of inland waterways) and the Yachting Capital of the World (more than 40,000 yachts call it home). Plus, the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is one of the largest events of its kind in the world. And Miami, 29 miles south, is not far behind! Thinking of buying or selling a boat? Protect your investment, get it appraised.

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