Welcome to Legacy Appraisals

• Charitable Donations
• Estate Distribution & Liquidation
• Obtaining Appropriate Insurance Coverage & Claims
• Moving & Storage Claims

The federal government has established some new rules for deductions for certain personal property donations on your income tax.  As of August 2006, some appraisals used for the purpose of a tax deduction must meet the criteria under the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).  Consumers must now use more care when selecting an appraiser.

Would your family know how much your collections and family heirlooms are worth?  Without written, current values it would be extremely difficult to know where to start if they were trying to fairly distribute the items of even how or where to best liquidate them.  Estate settlements also extend to divorce cases.  It is important to know the value of your’ home’s contents and all other personal property for appropriate and fair distribution.

Unfortunately, disaster can strike at any time and often without any warning.  A lifetime collection of memories and belongings can easily be destroyed in a few minutes or a couple of hours.  Fire, storms, or even a pipe breaking in your home can be equally devastating to you and your property.  At times like these, it is almost impossible to recollect everything of monetary value in your home.  Commonly, it is easier to remember things that have a great deal of sentimental value, rather than the items with monetary value.  By having the contents of your home appraised you will have a catalog of written descriptions, along with photographs.  This gives you the assurance that if a disaster strikes, your insurance company will be able to handle your claim with greater ease and accuracy. 
Even with the best movers and shippers, accidents happen!  By obtaining an appraisal or seeking the help of an appraiser after than damage has been done, you are assured that a fair agreement can be reached. 


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Sarah Hawlik, ISA - Member of the International Society of Appraisers - email: sarah@legacyantiquesart.com

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