Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Ok we are trying to buy our home.. My question is does an appraiser come before closing or at closing? Me and my husband really need to know.. We feel like were getting the run around.. We really love our home we've been leasing and the price of the home is 149.000.


Answer Question

Asked by uniquemom30 at 10:02 AM on Dec. 18, 2009 in Money & Work

Level 14 (1,359 Credits)
Answers (8)
  • i havent bought a house myself, but anything i see on tv, the appraiser comes before closing. a lot of times the house needs to be appraised before the bank will decide to give the loan.

    Answer by lilianasmom1116 at 10:03 AM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • The house is always appraised before the loan is approved.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:10 AM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • Thankyou that's what we thought! Just wanted to make sure! :0) Commonsense :0)

    Answer by uniquemom30 at 10:20 AM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • Always before closing. Do not sign any documents before you see an appraisal and a home inspection I would add.

    Answer by bebita at 10:35 AM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • The house is appraised before a closing date is set. You cannot set a closing date, or close before it is appraised.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:43 AM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • Always before. If the apprasal is less than selling price, the loan will often be denied or the price will have to decrease. Be sure to get the inspection too!!! Very important to find any potential issue that house may have.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:11 PM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • Maybe check out a few real estate books before jumping into this. You could a killer deal, but only if you know what's going on.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:40 PM on Dec. 18, 2009

  • Do you have any friends who are real estate agents who would look over the deal?

    Answer by apexmommy at 4:35 PM on Dec. 18, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.