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The Basics of Property Appraisal

16Jan 2010

A property appraisal works as a way to define a property's value in the current market.  It becomes the basis of the sales price if offered to the buying public.  A few basics relating to property appraisal are listed below.   1. The appraiser should be someone not connected to the owner involved in the process.   2. Appraisers should be duly licensed to perform such tasks.   3. Once you have the appraisal report already, you should be able to see details about the subject property and a comparison among other similar properties.   a. The report should also include the overall condition of the real estate in the area of the subject property.   b. The appraiser should also include his thoughts regarding the subject property as well as some details that he thinks can be harmful to the selling factor of the property.   4. There are two methods used for property appraisal   a. Cost approach is best used for brand new properties.  The value is known by estimating the cost of how much it is to build in case it gets destroyed.   b. Sales Comparison Approach is used when an appraiser is comparing the subject property to other similar properties from the same area.  The resulting figures would be the cost of each property should it have the same components as the subject property.   5. If you seek appraisal for loan application purposes, and the appraisal is too low, the bank might end up declining your application. They want to be sure that your property will be worth it should something go wrong along the way.   Take note that property appraisal is not a way for you to inspect deficiencies in your home.  The truth is that appraisers won't tell you if your house is in good condition or if it needs any repairs.

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