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Estate tax liability - Disposition of assets under a will or in probate. There are many situations -- none of them lacking stress and complexity -- where you might need an appraisal of property that states an opinion of what the property was worth on a date some time ago, rather than when the appraisal is ordered. For estate tax purposes or disposition of the assets of a decedent, a "date of death" valuation is often required. (Sometimes, the executor of the estate may choose to have the date be six months after the date of death -- but the same principles apply.)

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Attorneys, accountants, executors and others rely on Area Appraisal Services, Inc. for "date of death" valuations because such appraisals require special expertise and training. They require a firm that's been in the area for some time and can effectively research comparable contemporaneous sales.


  “I have engaged Mr. Rochkind on several occasions as an expert to appraise real property in contested divorce litigation. He has always been prompt for appointments and has provided detailed reports in a timely manner. His reports have been praised not only by the client for whom I engaged his services, but also by my opposing counsel. I highly recommend Mr. Rochkind, and intend to employ him again in the future.” Steven Gaba, Esq. – Gaba Law Firm



  “Stephen provided a very professional, thorough appraisal promptly and at a very fair price” Scott Gardner, Esq. - Law office of Scott Gardner 


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Why are appraisals required in Maryland?  why are appraisals required in maryland 

Real property isn't like publicly traded stock or other items which don't fluctuate in value very much or for which historical public data is available. You need a professional real estate appraiser, bound by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism, and you need the kind of quality report and work product taxing authorities and courts need and expect.


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- Typical Fees are $450-$700 - Free phone consultation - No sales pitch We need this information to do your appraisal Quote. Please send us any additional information you think we should know. Our email address is We put our quotes in a detailed written PDF and will send to you via email. If you have any question please contact our office via email at or by phone at 301-215-7567 Ext. 1 Thank you, Stephen Rochkind, SRA

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