The fact that residential home prices are increasing substantially in most regions of the country is music to the ears of homeowners. However, if you are in the process of selling your home, make sure you realize the major challenge a hot real estate market creates. Each house must be sold twice; once to a buyer and a second time to an appraiser who represents the bank that will grant the purchaser a mortgage to buy the home (unless it is an “all cash” purchase). In a real market with escalating prices, the second sale may be the more difficult. And a recentsurveyby Quicken Loans reveals that the gap between what a homeowner believes is the value of their home compared to an appraiser is widening.This could lead to an increase in the percentage of real estate transactions being challenged by a ‘short’ appraisal (where the appraiser value is less than the contracted price of the home).
Whether you are a buyer or a seller, you must be prepared for this possibility as it may result in a renegotiation of the price of the home.
Author:Dawn Borkowski Phone: 864-313-4608 Dated: July 1st 2015 Views: 550 About Dawn: ...
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