Could an appraiser intentionally skew an appraisal to result higher than it should be?I purchased my home 3 yrs. ago. We gave an offer of the asking price of 275,500.Believe it or not, I was hoping the appraisal would result less and that we would purchase the home for less. The home appraised at 276,000. At the time, I thought nothing of it, and went through with the purchase. I am just curious as to whether or not appraisers could intentionally skew an appraisal higher than it should be. I am now trying to refinance and the value in my home has dropped by 40,000.00.Therefore, I am not eligible to refinance because my loan to value is so low. I realize that home values have been decreasing over the past several years, but I was shocked to see how drastic it was in my case over just a couple years period of time. I know there is nothing I can do about the past but the curiosity is eating at me... Can an appraiser be in cahoots with a lender or realtor in order to seal a deal? michelle in South FlJune 16 2012 - Milwaukee00YesReport 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.