Understanding The Home Appraisal Process
When you buy a home using financing from a bank, refinancing your existing loan, or selling your home through a Real estate other than an all-cash sale, the home appraisal is a key component of the transaction. Whether you’re a buyer, owner or seller, you would want to understand how the valuation/appraisal process works and how an appraiser determines a home’s value which helps you making a knowledgeable decision.
What Is a Home Valuation/ Appraisal? & Why is it important?
A valuator is an unbiased professional opinion of a home’s value. Appraisals are almost always used in purchase and sale transactions and commonly used in refinance transactions. In a purchase and sale transaction, an appraisal is used to determine whether the home’s contract price is appropriate given the home’s condition, location, and features. In a refinance, it assures the lender that it isn’t handing the borrower more money than the home is worth.
Lenders want [...]