SurvivingInfidelity.com Forums
Divorce/Separation
User Topic: house appraisal
newnormal
Member
Member # 21925
Default  Posted: 4:50 PM, May 18th (Saturday)

Any suggestions for an inexpensive way to have a house appraisal? We have a refinance appraisal a year ago that is far higher than zillow. All we have to do is agree on the value, we dont need formal papers. He thinks its worth far more than what I think it would actually sell for. Thanks for your ideas.


BS 43 (me)
FWH 48
D-day 9/07

Dont retreat, reload.
"Pull that knife out of your back - and sever the fuel line to that bus you got thrown under" Bufffalo


Posts: 1033 | Registered: Dec 2008
Zamas
Member
Member # 38658
Default  Posted: 4:53 PM, May 18th (Saturday)

Could you have a realtor come out and make a suggestion for a list price?? They generally have a good idea about what they will sell for and will have examples of what other houses in the area have sold for.


Me- SAHM 30yo BS
Him- 32yo WS
Three kids, 9, 7, 10mo

Their baby was born in Sept and they are happily househunting. He finally left 4/03.


Posts: 80 | Registered: Mar 2013 | From: New Jersey
Nature_Girl
Member
Member # 32554
Default  Posted: 4:58 PM, May 18th (Saturday)

A realtor can give you a CMA-Current Market Analysis, often for free or a small sum. That might be sufficient for your needs. A full-on appraisal will cost you money. I had a CMA done on our house by a realtor we both knew & trusted. STBX rejected it and came back at me with a print-out from Zillow that was tens of thousands higher, which I rejected. So we had to have a formal appraisal done for many hundreds of dollars. End result was the same number as the CMA I submitted. Oh, and we're now many hundreds of dollars poorer.


Me = BS (Stay-at-home-mom)
Him = EX-d out (abusive troglodyte NPD SA)
3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

Posts: 9231 | Registered: Jun 2011 | From: USA
Take2
Member
Member # 23890
Default  Posted: 5:14 PM, May 18th (Saturday)

I had realtors in, asked for a Fair Market value adjusted for a quick sale. Had documentation for it and lots of comparatives from the local area - this is the route I would try.

In my case WH still objected to the price...and Zillows number was way off!! I felt fairly confident with the realtor's estimate though...

He valued the home nearly double what the realtor did. His atty. said they would bring in an appraiser and pay for it. (The atty.'s guy, but if I didn't agree with it, I could then hire my own.)

I suspect that by that time his atty. had figured out he was full of shit - he didn't even ask for me to pay for 1/2). He got stuck with the cost of two other appraisals, because he didn't like my numbers - and in the end he'd have been better off with my numbers, moron!

eta: WH was over 150,000 above what the realtor and then the apprasier both came in at.

[This message edited by Take2 at 8:02 PM, May 18th (Saturday)]


"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." Joseph Campbell...So, If fear was not a factor - what would you do?

Posts: 4112 | Registered: May 2009 | From: New England
Phoenix1
Member
Member # 38928
Default  Posted: 6:31 PM, May 18th (Saturday)

I fully expect a fight on this one as I know he has an inflated opinion of the value. Because of that, I am taking a preemptive strike - had furnace serviced/checked for life remaining (it needs to be replaced before next winter) and have that on paper, I had a full house inspection done and walked through it with him to point out every problem I knew existed, and all that info/reports will be provided to an appraiser to get an accurate FMV. I called around to get the best price on an appraiser as I know POS doesn't have the money to pay for his own so he will pretty much have to live with the one I get. Yes, this costs money, but to me, knowing I am going to get an argument about it, I would prefer paying the money and having all my ducks in a row before the argument begins...


BS - Me
XPOS - too many OW/OCs over 20+yrs
Kids - DDs 22,17 -DS20 Deceased
M Dissolved 2013

This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man ~ Shakespeare, Hamlet


Posts: 945 | Registered: Apr 2013 | From: Rising out of Hell's ashes!
million pieces
Member
Member # 27539
Default  Posted: 6:50 PM, May 18th (Saturday)

I fully expect a fight on this one as I know he has an inflated opinion of the value. Because of that, I am taking a preemptive strike - had furnace serviced/checked for life remaining (it needs to be replaced before next winter) and have that on paper, I had a full house inspection done and walked through it with him to point out every problem I knew existed, and all that info/reports will be provided to an appraiser to get an accurate FMV. I called around to get the best price on an appraiser as I know POS doesn't have the money to pay for his own so he will pretty much have to live with the one I get. Yes, this costs money, but to me, knowing I am going to get an argument about it, I would prefer paying the money and having all my ducks in a row before the argument begins...

This is exactly what I did. I figured the $350 was well worth 1/2 of the price difference he was trying to pull.


Me - 42
2 kids, 9 and 11
D-Day 2/5/10, separated 3 wks later
Divorced 11/15/11!!!!

Posts: 1230 | Registered: Feb 2010 | From: MD
Topic Posts: 6