Determining the value of a home you wish to purchase is an essential part of the process. A home appraisal by a certified appraisal company needs to be performed. The purpose of this is to make sure the loan amount requested corresponds financially to the value of the home.
An appraisal on a home you wish to buy acts as an insurance for the lenders. In the event that you are unable to pay off the loan and your home is foreclosed, the lenders will be able to sell the home and get their money back from the loan.
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