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The Property Appraiser Is Invaluable In Determining The Merits Of A Construction Loan



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A construction loan is not fully approved without all the essential details. The beginning of the loan process begins with an appraisal of the house plans and the land. The finished value based on the plans will determine the next course of action. Property appraisers are highly valued. They will begin by looking at the neighborhood and getting a broad view of what similar homes in the area are selling for. This is known as a comp, which is short for comparable. Comps are broad strokes. They tend to be focused on square footage, room counts, the age of the home, and land size.

Valuing from Inside the Home

The comps will help provide the appraiser with a number that makes sense to start with. Only then will the appraiser look at the secondary elements to the home for the final value on the home improvement loans. The most obvious is an upgrade. If the home has a kitchen or bathroom upgrade (or both), that is factored in. If it is has two stories, the appraiser will take note. He or she is adjusting that initial comp number accordingly. While the appraised value begins with the comps, it continues with the interior review. The report will also assess tax values, which are measured into the value report. All this information will help determine of the loan has merit.

They will also have a large single report for a new home construction. The main goal of the report will assess how much the new home or remodeling project will improve the homes value. Lenders want to know if the equity justifies the cost.

Main Obstacles

The appraiser information is added to a full report that organizes exactly how the construction project will go and how it will improve the property. The final decision on moving forward with a loan will depend on the answers to a few key questions. Firstly, is the investment viable? The homeowners may want a fourth bedroom addition, but is it adding enough value to a property? Some additions simply dont work. For example, if the construction is done in a bad neighborhood where comps are low, the major renovation may not be practical.

There is a lot to consider when building a house. The loan providers are fair and reasonable. The most important thing is that the customer is building the right home in the right neighborhood in order to get the most value added.

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