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What’s The Difference Between A Home Appraisal And Inspection?

Plain and simple, a home appraisal determines the value of the home while a home inspection determines the condition of the home. And since each serves a different purpose, there are a few other differences between an appraisal and inspection:

  • Home appraisals are required by a lender. Home inspections aren’t.
  • You have to request an inspection yourself while the lender will order an appraisal on your behalf.
  • An appraisal may impact your ability to get the loan amount you need. An inspection won’t.
  • Appraisers usually only spot things visible to the naked eye, while inspectors will use special devices and training to detect deeper issues.
  • Home buyers are encouraged to walk through the home with the inspector during the inspection. Typically, an appraiser will go through the appraisal process alone.
  • An inspector will explain and educate during the inspection process. An appraiser will tell you their findings at the end of the process, when the report is completed.
  • A home inspection only determines the condition of the home when making the assessment. A home appraisal usually considers the condition of the property, comparable home prices, home features, lot size, area school zones and crime rates.
  • The inspector and appraiser have a different set of skills, are trained and certified in different processes and have different areas of expertise.

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