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do I need a appraisal for HARP refinance?

I am underwater by caroleena93465884 from Dundee, Florida. Mar 2nd 2015 Reply


William J Acres (William_Acres)
#2 ranked lender in Arizona - 7,933 contributions

For most instances, you do not need an appraisal.. when your lender runs your file through the Automated Underwriting System (AUS), it will determine if an appraisal waiver is allowed.. typically, if you're in a well populated area with lots of current sales, then more than likely you will be given a waiver and no appraisal will be necessary.. I'm a Broker here in Scottsdale AZ and I only lend in Arizona. If you or someone you know is looking for financing options, feel free to contact me or pass along my information. William J. Acres, Lender411's number ONE lender in Arizona. 480-287-5714 WilliamAcres.com

Mar 2nd 2015
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Derick Condron (rightstartoregon)
#32 ranked lender in Oregon - 597 contributions

I think in the past there was a lot of people that were getting an Automated Value for the home and not needing an appraisal. However when Fannie Mae updated guidlines a little while ago the AVM was removed from the automated approval and most were getting kicked to a place where you would need an appraisal. That being said working with the right lender it will not matter as there is no cap on Loan To Value on this program

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Phil Dumouchel (PhilDu)
#32 ranked lender in South Carolina - 2,225 contributions

Not usually, and there is no cost for me to check and see if one is required. I will be glad to check for you - just click my name above for contact info.

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