At our inspection, Realtor mentioned that the appraiser had already been out. He said that was unusual, and that they usually waited until the buyer removed the inspection contingency.
Because I like to pre-worry, and I like to over-research matters, I had read horror stories about appraisals coming in low, and the mortgage companies refusing to fund the loan.
But Realtor and I had both done our own comps and thought we were getting a great deal. (A home built at the same time, with almost the same floor plan, same square footage and a lot of the exact same size down the street sold for several thousand more than our house. That house had a slanted floor and mold in the finished attic!)
The appraisal came back in our favor.
Another contingency removed…
I called our insurance company to price home insurance. While talking, I realized the doors don’t have dead bolts, and there are no smoke detectors. I will put smoke detectors in immediately, but in the contract for our state, the seller is supposed to provide working smoke detectors. I let Realtor know, and we’ll see if that gets taken care of.
If not, it’s no big deal. Just one more thing to add to the ever-growing List of Things to Do in Charming House.