Valuation not accurate

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  1. Patricia

    Patricia Well-Known Member

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    We are in the process of refinancing and broker sent a valuer for our townhouse. Issue here is the valuer gave us the price (600k) of an even lower than the villa (605k) sold 1 month ago in the same complex.

    Should we tell the broker about this? We just borrow about 50% LVR, but not sure if this price from the valuer will affect us in the future?

    Thanks for your advice.
     
  2. Paul@PFI

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    A lot has occurred in a month. Val's will reflect that. Are you disputing 5k...lol. I would take it
     
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  3. Patricia

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    Townhouse is valued better than a villa. If a villa was sold at 605k, I would expect townhouse in the same complex to be sold at 630k at least. Not to mention we just upgraded our garden area with 70 sqm of pavers.
     
  4. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker in Sydney Business Plus Member

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    If you are borrowing just 50% it should have no effect on the loan
     
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    Have I missed something? I've been in lockdown for about a month and a half. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Rolf Latham

    Rolf Latham Inciteful (sic) Staff Member Business Plus Member

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    Your broker will know

    Is the low val relevant to your outcomes ?

    If yes, a valuer shop may solve this

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    If you think its 630k and you want to borrow 315k. It vals at 600k and you can borrow 52.5% (315k).

    Does it matter? The valuation is not part of the sales records. Valuation should be what the valuer thinks it would sell for now, and its pretty crazy out there ‘now’.
     
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  8. Lindsay_W

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    Nope, valuations aren't valid very long, typically 6 - 12 months max but you're certainly not the first person to think their property is worth more than what a valuer says it is :)
     
  9. Terry_w

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    Valuations don't affect price you can sell the property for. The only ones that know the amount are the valuer and you and the lender.
     
  10. Stoffo

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    Everytime I've requested a valuation as part of borrowing for another purchase I have never been told the determined value :oops:

    As I have paid for it I have requested a copy from the bank, and when that didn't happen the valuer directly, only to be told that as the valuation was organized by the bank the valuer couldn't disclose and the bank wouldn't disclose as they weren't required to :confused:

    So you are fortunate to have been provided this info :cool:

    The valuer has clearly put in a very small buffer :p
    Considering the current recession, Covid-19 and the very uncertain economic future for the next 2+ years (possible depression) it could have been a 15% buffer :rolleyes:
     
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    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker in Sydney Business Plus Member

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    Brokers can order them and receive and control them. Prob not supposed to give them out though
     
  12. Patricia

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    I have been provided with the valuation reports not once. My friends have the information when they refinance too. Those reports from the brokers and mobile lenders.
     
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    If its a concern for you, vote with your feet

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  14. New Town

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    An agent friend says valuations are coming in we'll below purchase prices.

    Have your broker shop around with different lenders if required