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Low appraisals that don't reflect rising markets are ruining deals

Posted by Bonnie Martin Designated Broker on Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 7:23am. - Real estate professionals say appraisals sometimes come in thousands of dollars below the price that home buyers and sellers have agreed upon.

 Are some appraisers failing to see the improvements in real estate values underway in local markets that have recently bottomed out and turned positive? When multiple bids push a house price thousands of dollars above what the seller is asking — not unusual in neighborhoods where demand is particularly robust — are appraisers still coming in with values below the agreed-upon price?

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