What’s that Smell Worth? Insights from a Seasoned Appraiser

McKissock

The negative impacts on the marketability of residential properties caused by odors from pet dander, feces, and urine can be significant factors in the price a buyer is willing to pay. For example: I had an assignment to appraise a 3,500 sq. What might it cost to fix the problem?

Cosmetic vs. MPR Repairs: Guidance for FHA Appraisers

McKissock

According to HUD Handbook 4000.1, the intended users for an FHA appraisal report are FHA and the mortgagee. FHA appraisals are not a guarantee that the property is free from defects. The appraisal establishes the value of the property for mortgage insurance purposes only.