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Old 03-26-2009, 06:00 AM
 
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hello,
i'm trying to refinance and need a trustworthy and not so conservative appraiser. I live in Sterling, VA.

Any recommendations (Contact info plus cost information) would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-26-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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r u sure the lender will accept the appraisal performed by the appraiser of your choice?
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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What do you mean by good?
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:47 AM
 
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What do you mean by good?

i thought my post was clear...guess not to nwlv :-)
by "good", i mean "a trustworthy and not so conservative appraiser".

anyone know of one?
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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Restating your original message doesn't help to clarify. What do you mean by "good" other than "trustworthy and not-so-conservative"? These can be contradictory as I could interpret that you're looking for someone who will give you what is perhaps a higher than average assessment as results.

trustworthy = a fair and reasonable assessment (which may not help you achieve your goal)

not-so-conservative = inflated or more towards the higher end (which would help your refi effort)

Do you want someone who is responsive, efficient and ethical and who's judgment and honest reputation will not be questioned by the lender? That's what I'd define as "good".

Does your lender have any recommendations? They usually have someone they prefer or have worked with in the area.

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Old 03-27-2009, 03:02 PM
 
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Exactly. A "good" one might blow a 3-500K deal, but that's better than fraud.
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Sterling, VA
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It doesn't matter if someone on this list knows a "good" appraiser or not. Your lender will have to approve any appraiser you use, you cannot just pick one on your own. Ask your lender for a list of their approved appraisers and choose one located nearby, you want someone that knows the market.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:55 PM
 
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Don't the lenders always choose the appraiser? They need to know that the appraisal is something close to accurate since it's their money on the line.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:24 AM
 
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Restating your original message doesn't help to clarify. What do you mean by "good" other than "trustworthy and not-so-conservative"? These can be contradictory as I could interpret that you're looking for someone who will give you what is perhaps a higher than average assessment as results.

trustworthy = a fair and reasonable assessment (which may not help you achieve your goal)

not-so-conservative = inflated or more towards the higher end (which would help your refi effort)

Do you want someone who is responsive, efficient and ethical and who's judgment and honest reputation will not be questioned by the lender? That's what I'd define as "good".

Does your lender have any recommendations? They usually have someone they prefer or have worked with in the area.
point well taken.
i have a mortgage guy who searched for the bank that loaned me the money for my original purchase. when you guys say lender approved, does that mean that a guy that he recommends will be sufficient?

I guess i have no issue going with the person he's recommending....she's charging me 350. is that pretty standard? should i find another person who's a bit cheaper? what's a decent price range?
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