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asked in category: General Last Updated: 23rd January, 2020

What happens if appraisal is too low?

Generally speaking, here's what your appraisal outcome means: Appraisal is greater than offer: If the home appraises for more than the agreed-upon sale price, you're in the clear. Appraisal is lower than the offer: If the home appraises for less than the agreed-upon sale price, the lender won't approve the loan.

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Also question is, is a low appraisal good for buyer?

Fortunately, a low value doesn't have to be a deal breaker. Whether you are the buyer or the seller, you should understand how the appraisal process works. Knowing your options, and working with a good lender and a good agent can be the key to overcoming a low appraised value.

Beside above, how often do appraisals come in too low? Low home appraisals do not occur often. Fannie Mae says that appraisals come in low less than 8 percent of the time and many of these low appraisals are renegotiated higher after an appeal, Graham says.

Simply so, what happens if a home doesn't appraise?

If your home doesn't appraise for the selling price, you and the buyer will both have to make some decisions. Those decisions could result in the deal moving forward, or falling off the tracks. The buyer could pay the difference out of pocket, which doesn't happen very often.

What if appraisal is higher than offer?

At the time of purchase the value is based on the lesser of the appraised value or purchase price. Therefore, if the house appraises higher you still must base your down payment on the actual purchase price. FHA: At the time of purchase the value is based on the lesser of the appraised value or purchase price.

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