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Appraisal fee

Elk Grove, CA |

I was ask to pay the appraisal fee ahead of time. In response to Kelvin Green , I didn't request for appraisal to determine the ltv. It was expect of me from the lender. But because after appraisal , it turn out that it didn't have enough equity so I had to put in more money for the loan so I cancel the loan. How would I know if I am entitle to my deposit with 3 day rescind law?

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Filed under: Real estate
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It is not clear what you are asking.

If you paid for an appraisal outside of closing (i.e., it was not going to be rolled into your loan), then the broker or lender does not have to refund the fee.

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It all depends upon the agreement between you and the lender. For a debtor making a real estate loan application, it is the debtor's responsibility to establish that the loan to value ratio is acceptable to the lender. The only way that can be done is through an updated appraisal. Most likely, you don't have any recourse to recover your appraisal fees. The three days rescission is applicable when you have the loan terms established. Here the lender granted you a lower loan amount, and you rejected. Edward C. Ip

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you have no loan to rescind. the appraisal fee is likely not refundable