Greetings. Yes, if he gets the appraisal, it may show that the house has increased in value and he is entitled to any passive losses or gains (for example appreciation in value of a house). Since for court the value as of the date of division is needed, it is understandable that he wants a value close to the current date.
I will tell you that I doubt the value of the house has increased substantially (if at all) since July 2004 to the present date. Most of the appraisers I have spoken to say that property des not increase in value that quickly in this area, so he may spend more than the property is worth. Thank you.
Janet L. Fritts
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