Appraisers are making even good deals tougher to close.....A recent article in the Miami Herald said what we all know, appraisals are generally coming in too low.... That means when you go for a mortgage you may not get what you need. Its not the sellers fought either. Here is a portion of the article.By KENNETH R. HARNEY"Joseph Petrowsky, owner of Right Trac Financial Group, a Manchester, Conn.-based mortgage company, says too often valuations in upward-trending markets "aren't catching up with the new values, let alone a property that was involved in a bidding war." He cites a series of recent loan applications where the appraisal was thousands of dollars below the agreed-upon final contract price, endangering or blowing the deals. In one case, the buyer signed the contract at $312,500 but the appraisal came in at just $280,000, despite readily available evidence that the local market has experienced appreciation in recent months.September 12 2012 - Miami0YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.