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Old 12-27-2017, 06:20 PM
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Who knows of a good real estate appraiser?
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Old 12-28-2017, 01:46 AM
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Exactly what is the reason for the appraisal?
That would be helpful in getting a more direct answer.
Perhaps you really don't even need to pay an appraiser???
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Old 12-28-2017, 02:20 PM
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Zillow: Real Estate, Apartments, Mortgages & Home Values
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:43 PM
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Zillow "zestimates" for property values are pretty much garbage. They use a computer algorithm that does not take into account things like view and expensive upgrades. They do not actually look at the property in person.

If you want an accurate valuation hire a licensed property appraiser. I rank the three main sources as follows, with Zillow a distant third.

1. Licensed property appraiser
2. Licensed Realtor
3. Zillow zestimate

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Old 12-28-2017, 10:03 PM
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Zillow "zestimates" for property values are pretty much garbage. They use a computer algorithm that does not take into account things like view and expensive upgrades. They do not actually look at the property in person.

If you want an accurate valuation hire a licensed property appraiser. I rank the three main sources as follows, with Zillow a distant third.

1. Licensed property appraiser
2. Licensed Realtor
3. Zillow zestimate
Personally, I would not pay money just to get a professional appraisal. An experienced realtor should be able to tell you the market value for free.
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Old 12-28-2017, 10:14 PM
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Personally, I would not pay money just to get a professional appraisal. An experienced realtor should be able to tell you the market value for free.
If you want a mortgage you will need an appraisal. Again, without knowing the reason or purpose of this request...
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If you want a mortgage you will need an appraisal. Again, without knowing the reason or purpose of this request...
I agree, but I don't think a mortgage lender will let you hire your own appraiser. So, if the OP is looking to pay an appraiser just to find out the value of a property, I think they would be wasting their money.
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Old 12-29-2017, 01:08 AM
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Lenders have their own appraisers which they use on an ongoing basis.
The buyer will pay for that appraisal, of course, and most of the time the buyer will not know the exact particulars of the appraiser's findings.
The buyer will only know if the property appraised or didn't.
In the meantime, the OP has not come back to post any information, so who knows???
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