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Old 09-28-2006, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley, Ca
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My house hasn't sold yet. Yesterday a appraiser came by and took pictures of my house. I went out and said Hi, he said I am taking pictures of your house just because there are no Manufactured Homes up here any more with land like yours. That isn't true.

So, I was wondering if you know why he was really hear taking pictures? Could it be a buyer who asked him to do this?

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Anyone else know the answer?

Thanks

Last edited by Marka; 09-29-2006 at 02:09 AM..
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley, Ca
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Okay, what happened? Its just a question. I am not trying to hire someone.
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:32 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Well, is it a common practice in your state for appraisals and inspections to be done before the contract? Every state is different when it comes to those issues and the funding issues. Like here in Texas the buyer usually does not "assume possession" until it has been funded. They can get it at closing if the seller agrees but for the most part they don't. I know on the last house we sold we were sticky on that. Until that loan is funded and I get the money from them that house is mine. I'm responsible for the insurance & utilities (or you can have the utilities switched over to another name if BOTH parties agree to the same date). Our buyers started being major pains in the posterior right off the bat. We just wanted to sell the house and everyone to come out happy. Not them, or rather, her. She was something else. Even the lady at the title company told me later that she was being a total witch the whole time they were there. She said that we were all in to get her. Okay..... We were flexible on closing dates and times and this buyer picked to close at 5:00 on a Friday afternoon. Okay, you get possession on Monday. Sorry, we have been trying to tell you that if you would just get out of your funky mood and LISTEN!!! Okay, you have heard enough . But that could be it. Call your realtor and ask. That is strange though. I sure as heck would not be paying someone 350 to go appraise something I was not going to write a contract on. But hey, maybe you got a buyer. YIPPIE!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Okay, what happened? Its just a question. I am not trying to hire someone.
Your post was moved as it was a general question and did not pertain to Texas....thus moved to Other Topics. This will also give you a larger audience to answer your question.

Good luck on selling your house.
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Old 09-28-2006, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Are you sure it was not someone from the Tax Assessor's office? Where I live they go 'round every 5 years.

If you are in the MLS perhaps an out of state buyer asked for an independant opinion.

If you are on a lot of land maybe a developer wants to buy you out.
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:52 AM
 
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My house hasn't sold yet. Yesterday a appraiser came by and took pictures of my house. I went out and said Hi, he said I am taking pictures of your house just because there are no Manufactured Homes up here any more with land like yours. That isn't true.

So, I was wondering if you know why he was really hear taking pictures? Could it be a buyer who asked him to do this?

Moderator cut: ...

Anyone else know the answer?

Thanks
Maybe he was pulling comps for another house in the grassy knoll

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Old 09-29-2006, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Apple Valley, Ca
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Well, is it a common practice in your state for appraisals and inspections to be done before the contract? No those are done while in Contract.

Tax Assessor's office? Yes, that is more what we believe. ):

If you are in the MLS perhaps an out of state buyer asked for an independant opinion.

If you are on a lot of land maybe a developer wants to buy you out.
Oh that would make us so happppppppy (:

I guess we will find out some time.
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