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The Real Deal Magazine

Are you paying unseen add-on fees for your appraisal?
The Real Deal Magazine
The rest is going to an “appraisal management” company under contract by the lender to oversee the appraisal process. Management companies hire the appraiser, negotiate fees, review the appraisal and send it to the lender. Management companies often ...
Kenneth Harney: Appraisals with hidden fees added onWorcester Telegram

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The Columbian

Harney: Appraisal fees may be unseen add-ons
The Columbian
“Now that is an excessive fee.” Another complained that a management company had “hit (the home owner's) credit card three times” for the appraisal fee before the work was performed and then tacked on a 45 percent surcharge. The owner “yelled at me ...

Washington Post

Paying a lot for an appraisal? A middleman may be getting a large part of the fee.
Washington Post
Are you getting fleeced on appraisal charges when you buy a house or refinance? Could you be paying as much as double what the appraiser is receiving for actually doing the work, with the excess going to an undisclosed third party? Many appraisers say ...

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Appraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)

The Ugly Truth About Appraisal Fees
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)
This is not because I'm wanting to rant or be negative, but only to highlight some of the ugliness that happens behind closed doors when it comes to appraisal fees during loans. This is especially worth knowing about for any home owners and real estate ...

Make the most of your home appraisal
Lowell Sun
Expect to pay a fee for the appraisal, which is generally included in your closing costs. The appraiser gathers information for the appraisal report from a number of sources, but the process often begins with a physical inspection of the property, both ...

Lansing State Journal

Understanding home appraisals
Lansing State Journal
The mortgage lender will choose the appraiser, and the borrower is responsible for paying the appraisal fee. The cost typically starts around $300, but it can be more, depending on the complexity of the property. When is an appraisal used? In addition ...

The Nation's Housing: Managers inflating appraisers' fees
The Columbus Dispatch
Many appraisers say yes. And they're eager to let consumers know that when the charge is $500, $800 or $1,000, they're frequently being paid a fraction of that. The rest is going to an "appraisal management" company that oversees the appraisal process ...

What Are the Fees to Get a Reverse Mortgage?
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Appraisal fees: Professional home appraisals are always required for a HECM and cost about $300 to $500, on average, Hultquist says. Appraisals can be more (or less) expensive depending on the size, age and condition of your home, he adds. This is a ...

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Better Business Bureau warns about Raleigh-based timeshare scam
New Bern Sun Journal
Look at the Fees. Avoid businesses that ask for an “appraisalfee or closing costs upfront. Be aware of businesses that give you a large fee and then slightly decrease it to seem like a “good deal”. Search for a business that will allow you to pay for ...

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Columbia's Athenaeum Rectory to hold its annual appraisal fair
Columbia Daily Herald
The appraisal fee per item is be $10. (Sets are considered to be one item.) All proceeds will support the preservation of the historic Athenaeum. "This is a great way to help a historic site and get an appraisal in return for your support," said ...

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