Please take the time to fill out this questionnaire about your home. The appraiser will carefully review the details of your home prior to the site visit.
The appraiser will typically start on the exterior of the home by taking photos and measuring the home and any outbuildings. The appraiser will then come inside the home and go room by room noting materials and condition and taking pictures. While personal property doesn't affect the value of a home, an uncluttered space makes it easier for the appraiser to more accurately assess the home's features and condition. In cases of a FHA or VA loan, the appraiser will be observing various appliances and systems to verify they are in working order. FHA and VA loans also require the appraiser to access attics and crawl spaces. Please ensure all areas of the home are accessible to the appraiser
State law requires smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detector(s) to be installed in every home. Depending on local building code, there should be a smoke detector in every bedroom, hallway and main living area. A carbon monoxide detector is required on every floor of the home where there are bedrooms. State law also requires a tanked water heater to be double strapped. If your appraisal is for a home loan, these items are typically mandatory and photos will be taken and included in the appraisal. Please make sure these items are installed prior to the inspection.
*If these items are not installed, many lenders require them to be installed prior to close of escrow and charge a re-inspection fee for verification.
Please feel free to contact Brian at 530-632-3428