A. Nearby foreclosures torpedoed the value of the (non-foreclosure) subject home;
B. The appraiser didn’t know the area;
C. The appraiser didn’t know various negatives associated with one or more Comp’s (dated Kitchen, poor condition, bad floor plan, etc.) that depressed their market value.
D. The appraiser was missing the last, fully executed Counter-Offer or Purchase Agreement Addendum — and therefore was using a too-high price.
Answer: all of the above.
I’d put that number at 15% or so — up from 5% a few years ago.