Monday, June 11, 2012

GOING THROUGH A BANKRUPTCY IN FLORIDA? HOW MUCH IS YOUR CAR REALLY WORTH? CAN YOU AFFORD TO KEEP IT?

BANKRUPTCY IN FLORIDA? HOW MUCH IS YOUR CAR REALLY WORTH? 

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - If you've filed for bankruptcy in Florida, you've already been through some nasty battles. Whether creditors had begun surrounding you or a lack of available credit had helped to doom your plans, dealing with adversity on a daily basis has undoubtedly worn you down. It's time to rebuild your life and under the protection afforded by a bankruptcy filing, you've been given a running start. Or have you? One of the first items the bankruptcy court will place a value on are your automobiles. Without regard for condition, old damage or depreciation, they will assign a value out of the Black Book and that is what you'll be expected to pay in order to keep your cars. Hmmm....does paying ten-thousand for a car that's worth five-thousand sound like a running start to any of you? An automobile valuation appraisal from a licensed appraiser provides the fair market value you need to keep your car for a fair price. If your attorney doesn't recommend that you obtain one, perhaps you should think about obtaining a new attorney.


The St. Lucie Appraisal Company
P.O. Box 2700
Fort Pierce, FL 34954
Phone: (772) 359-4300
Fax: (772) 466-8400
Email: contact@stlucieappraisal.net

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http://stlucieappraisal.net/
AUTO & PERSONAL PROPERTY
SERVICE THROUGHOUT SOUTH FLORIDA

Our service area includes St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, Brevard, Palm Beach, Broward and Dade Counties. Cities include Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Pompano Beach, Tamarac, Sunrise, Lauderhill, Plantation, Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Hollywood, Hallandale, Miami, Opa Locka, Hialeah, Coral Gables, Kendall and Homestead.

Diminished Value Appraisals throughout Florida including, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, St. Augustine, Lakeland, Panama City, Orlando, Pensacola, Fort Myers, Key West, Sarasota, Port Charlotte, Clearwater, Kissimmee, Melbourne, Daytona Beach, Ocala, Gainsville, Lake City, Sebring, Bradenton, Titusville, Panama City, Bonita Springs, Naples, St. Petersburg and Tallahassee.

Our rates for services are as follows:

Auto Appraisals (Donations, Bankruptcy, Divorce, Insurance Disputes) $175.00

Stated Value Appraisals (Antique & Classic Cars, Street Rods, Motorcycles, RVs, Trucks) $175.00

Auto/Truck/RV Condition Reports $275.00 and Up

Diminished Value Appraisals (Determines how much less your car is worth after accident repairs) $275.00

Personal Property Appraisals (Contents, Collectibles, Art, Antiques) $225.00 and Up

All other services and additional time when necessary  $75/Hr.

Expert Witness - Court Appearances, Depositions, Mediation $225/Hr.

You may obtain appraisals for Financing, Charitable Donation Tax Credits, Collateral, Damage Claims, Equitable Distribution, Bankruptcy, Estates, Insurance Stated Value, Purchase & Sale and Diminished Value.

Appraisals of Personal Property, Art, Boats, Classic & Custom Autos, Antiques, Collectibles & Memorabilia, Electronics, Machinery, Motorcycles & Choppers, Furnishings, RVs, Trucks & Heavy Equipment. Business Valuations specializing in all types of small businesses.

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Keywords for this article: Florida, bankruptcy, car, worth, value, black book, credit, keep your car, attorney, fair market value, automobile, appraisal

Revised 08/29/2012
Updated 06-18-2013

Monday, June 4, 2012

APPRAISING UNUSUAL MOTOR VEHICLES - FORMULA ONE CARS IN FLORIDA

APPRAISING FORMULA ONE CARS IN FLORIDA 

SEBRING, Florida - In the world of circuit-racing, the monarchs of the track are the F1 or Formula One cars. Internationally, this class of automotive competition outraces all others in terms of popularity. Getting the opportunity to inspect and appraise Ferrari, Lotus, Mercedes, Porsche, McLaren, Brabham, Minardi and Renault right here in Florida is a rare pleasure.

In the last decade, many Formula One cars have become available due to rising costs of maintaining them and the fact that large teams sponsored by big corporations have frozen the little guys out. However, in recent years, a number of auto manufacturers dropped their sponsorship deals. Those companies include BMW, Honda and Toyota who all cited economics as reasons for withdrawing their support. That has enabled private concerns to step in to fill the void.

Want to race Formula One cars? Team budgets are almost impossible to estimate although the word "astronomical" comes to mind. Research & development, drivers, crew, insurance, testing and transportation costs are just a few additional expenses that will be encountered. At about two million dollars or more, new F1 cars are among the most costly of four-wheeled vehicles. Engines can cost upward of $100,000, 7-speed gearboxes are $50,000 as are the carbon-fiber bodies, Cars that were once race winners sell for a premium, of course, up to $500,000 for a Ferrari that was victorious on the F1 circuit.

As more of these cars reach the market as either auctioned or donated items, new owners help to keep the spirit of Formula One racing alive.

The St. Lucie Appraisal Company
P.O. Box 2700
Fort Pierce, FL 34954
Phone: (772) 359-4300
Fax: (772) 466-8400
Email: contact@stlucieappraisal.net

___________________________

http://stlucieappraisal.net/
AUTO & PERSONAL PROPERTY
SERVICE THROUGHOUT SOUTH FLORIDA

Our service area includes St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, Brevard, Palm Beach, Broward and Dade Counties. Cities include Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Pompano Beach, Tamarac, Sunrise, Lauderhill, Plantation, Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Hollywood, Hallandale, Miami, Opa Locka, Hialeah, Coral Gables, Kendall and Homestead.

Diminished Value Appraisals throughout Florida including, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, St. Augustine, Lakeland, Panama City, Orlando, Pensacola, Fort Myers, Key West, Sarasota, Port Charlotte, Clearwater, Kissimmee, Melbourne, Daytona Beach, Ocala, Gainsville, Lake City, Sebring, Bradenton, Titusville, Panama City, Bonita Springs, Naples, St. Petersburg and Tallahassee.

Our rates for services are as follows:

Auto Appraisals (Donations, Bankruptcy, Divorce, Insurance Disputes) $175.00

Stated Value Appraisals (Antique & Classic Cars, Street Rods, Motorcycles, RVs, Trucks) $175.00

Auto/Truck/RV Condition Reports $275.00 and Up

Diminished Value Appraisals (Determines how much less your car is worth after accident repairs) $275.00

Personal Property Appraisals (Contents, Collectibles, Art, Antiques) $225.00 and Up

All other services and additional time when necessary  $75/Hr.

Expert Witness - Court Appearances, Depositions, Mediation $225/Hr.

You may obtain appraisals for Financing, Charitable Donation Tax Credits, Collateral, Damage Claims, Equitable Distribution, Bankruptcy, Estates, Insurance Stated Value, Purchase & Sale and Diminished Value.

Appraisals of Personal Property, Art, Boats, Classic & Custom Autos, Antiques, Collectibles & Memorabilia, Electronics, Machinery, Motorcycles & Choppers, Furnishings, RVs, Trucks & Heavy Equipment. Business Valuations specializing in all types of small businesses.

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Keywords for this article: Formula One, F1, automobile, car, racing, appraise, insurance, Ferrari, Lotus, Mercedes, Porsche, McLaren, Brabham, Minardi and Renault, Sebring, Florida
Revised 08/29/2012
Updated 06-18-2013