This report from Rueters gives great information for home owners hoping to take advantage of low interest rates. The challenge we face in the real estate market is finding comparable sales that will hold up to the extreme underwriting scrutiny and that challenge is even moreso with a refi. At least in the appraisal related to a sale the appraiser has a target purchase price to prove or disprove. In a refinance the open ended nature often leaves the appraiser unfocused and that is where personal bias can come in.
Providing the information and atmosphere suggested in the story may make the difference.
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