Panama Real Estate Appraisals!

Thursday, January 04 2018 @ 09:06 AM EST

Contributed by: Kevin Bradley

Why should I get an appraisal of my home or condo in Panama?

Fire insurance policies have an 80% coinsurance clause that will affect the $$$ amount you receive in the event of a claim for a fire or covered loss. You must insure the property for at least 80% of the actual $$$ value to receive 100% of the amount of total or partial claim.

For example: Panama Condo valued $500,000, insured for $250,000 (less than 80%)....suffers a loss of $100,000...80% coinsurance penalty for UNDERINSURANCE applied, will be paid $50,000 (50%)...."underreporting penalty" because you insured for 50% of the value.

If your Panama Insurance coverage is issued based on an appraisal from an authorized professional (I have the guy) for at least 80% of the $$$ should not have a problem collecting 100% of any claim!

Prevent InfraSeguro....Get an appraisal!!!!

The following article by Silvia Merida Pellicer of is a very clear, concise guide to the need for property appraisals here in Panama:

For a customized quote for Fire insurance Coverage of the "structure or contents" of your property or a need certified, professional appraisal, call us!

Carmen 322-1605 or email: or Kevin 6674-1063

Kevin Bradley - Insurance in Panama