Frequently asked questions

What is the definition of an appraisal?

An appraisal is an unbiased estimate of your property's fair market value by a licensed professional. It's something that is typically required by all lenders during the mortgage process to ensure that the loan amount does not exceed the value of the home. A property's appraisal is based on a number of factors—including location, condition, and sales of similar homes in the area.