Ways to Prevent Low Home Appraisals

The more you know and understand about the home appraisal process, the better.

Ways to Prevent Low Home Appraisals

Much-Needed Updates

A kitchen that looks pretty much like it did 30 years ago isn’t going to wow anybody, least of all an appraiser who will wonder what else is in decline.

Comparable Properties

With appraisals, it’s all about sales of comparable homes over the last 12 months. What are homes similar to yours on your street or a few blocks over selling for?

Skipping a Home Inspection

It’s a good idea to have a home inspection before you put your house on the market. When it comes to your house, ignorance is not bliss.

An Undesirable Location

If your layout is dated — say it’s old-fashioned and highly compartmentalized instead of today’s more in-demand open layout concepts — that could be less attractive to buyers

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