Investors’ Paradise - The star of the show isn't what you think, by Jonathan Michaels

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Charitable Donation Appraisal Charitable Donation Appraisal

If you’re looking for an appraisal for the purpose of donating a vehicle to a charitable organization, here is something you need to consider: For how much can you actually sell the vehicle?

Pre Purchase Vehicle Inspections Pre Purchase Vehicle Inspections

Not too many years ago, if a buyer was looking for a certain type of vehicle and found one advertised more than an hour's drive away, that person probably didn't buy it! Today, however, with the evolution of companies like eBay, BringATrailer, Facebook Market Place and other specialty sites, things have really changed!

Auto Insurance - The Appraisal Clause Process.  1st party claims with your own insurance company Auto Insurance - The Appraisal Clause Process. 1st party claims with your own insurance company

An appraisal clause is a clause or paragraph found in most, but not all, insurance policies. It is designed to be a way of reaching a settlement when there is a dispute over the amount of a loss between you and your insurance company and can be invoked by either party. The appraisal clause can be utilized when there is a dispute over the value of your vehicle in a total loss claim. The appraisal clause is generally found in the "Damage to A Vehicle" section of your policy. Following are the basic steps to invoke the appraisal clause of most policies.

Investors’ Paradise - The star of the show isn't what you think, by Jonathan Michaels Investors’ Paradise - The star of the show isn't what you think, by Jonathan Michaels

If one were to take a guess as to the strongest asset class for investment, considerations such as fine art, rare wine or bluechip stocks might come to mind. Investment banking powerhouses across the country have long had client portfolios chocked-full of traditional- based instruments, all confident that the strategies will yield handsome returns. Yet, the starlet of the investment stage is not precious stones, rare coins or even Big Board stocks - it is a heroine of a different breed, and one that might surprise many: classic cars.

VIN, Cowl Tag, Fender Tag, Door Tag and Engine number Deciphering VIN, Cowl Tag, Fender Tag, Door Tag and Engine number Deciphering

Your modern, classic or custom car serial number or VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is more than an arbitrary number assigned to your car to make it unique. This serial number or VIN is packed with encoded information about your car’s drivetrain, body style and manufacturing information.

Diminished Value: The Secret the Auto Insurance Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know Diminished Value: The Secret the Auto Insurance Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

We’re all familiar with Depreciation, right? It’s the gradual loss of value over a given time. So what’s Diminished Value? Let’s look at this scenario. Imagine that you are stationary at a stop light or sign and suddenly a negligent driver rear-ends your vehicle. Your vehicle has just suffered Diminished Value (also known as inherent diminished value or diminution of value).

Why You Should Hire a Broker for Your Next Vehicle Why You Should Hire a Broker for Your Next Vehicle

A house or condo is the most expensive thing most people will ever buy and most would never dream of making such a big purchase without the help of an experienced professional. A dedicated realtor can help speed up the process of buying a home and make all the difference between getting a good deal on a house and getting ripped off. But what about buying a car, which for most people is the second-most-expensive thing most of us will ever buy?

How to Determine the Age of your Tires How to Determine the Age of your Tires

Have you ever asked yourself, “How old are my tires?” If not, you should! Determining your tire age is very important to you and your family’s safety. If you’re driving with a tire over six years old, you could be putting yourself in danger, as tires dry rot with age from the inside out.

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Investors’ Paradise - The star of the show isn't what you think, by Jonathan Michaels