inspection

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Most lenders don’t require a home inspection, but it’s highly recommended so that you know what you are buying. Just because your lender requires an appraisal, doesn’t mean you’ll know if something is wrong with the home. The appraiser’s job is to determine the home’s value to allow the lender to determine if there’s enough collateral to make a loan. The appraiser doesn’t check every nook and cr...
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More homeowners and homebuyers can hope for appraisal-free transactions as Fannie Mae’s property inspection waiver is in full swing. Approvals on conventional loans with no appraisal are expected to climb, reducing the costs and time it takes to get a mortgage. An appraisal is a staple in any refinance or purchase transaction. Lenders normally require it to ensure the home’s value as collateral for the loan...