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Northern Virginia First time Home Buyer Guide-What is Appraisal of a property?
Purchasing a home itself is one of the unique life changing experience. Investments, terms for loans, processes, and other parts of real estate can often be overwhelming for a first time home buyer in Northern Virginia.  Under many of my series I have explained terms that do come up in the discuss and here is one of the big component "appraisal"

What is Appraisal?
An appraisal consists of a professional opinion that is made about a property.  Included in this opinion are several factors that allow for this statement to be made.  Overall, the appraisal will lead to the conclusion of what the market value is.  If the market price can not be defined easily, then someone can look at the different parts of the property and determine what they believe the market price should be.  Usually, this will be done by an independent licensed appraiser.

Why do you need Appraisal when purchasing a home?
An appraisal is a necessary requirement when one is looking into selling a home or having the property insured or financed.  It may use several external resources and definitions of what market value may include in relation to the opinion being made in order to determine the price value of a home.  When getting an appraisal, you can expect that the estimates will be based around the various factors that are related to the market at the time.  Instead of just examining the parts of the property, an appraiser will also examine the neighborhood and see what everything else is worth in relation to the property. 

By appraising a property, you will know how much the home is worth in relation to your own needs on the property and in relation to everything around it.  By observing the standards that are set both inside and outside, you will have the ability to know when the timing is right to get involved with your piece of real estate. 

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