Financing a purchaseWe have an offer extended on a house in San Rafael. The property is unique in several regards. First, the lot is over 3 acres in size - and still in town - compared to other lots which range anywhere from 7000 - 14000 sq ft. Secondly, the house is relatively small - only 1200 sq. feet. Lastly, the house is in dis-repair. It has not been lived in for over 20 years. It's been used as a summer/vacation destination. All of which makes the house difficult to "comp". We've had an appraisal done. Unfortunately, the appraiser and the lender have valued the property dramatically different. In fact, the lender has valued the property $225k less than the appraiser. This delta has happened 2x now with 2 separate lender/appraiser teams. We are not in a position to make up this much of a difference with cash. Are there other financing alternatives we can utilize to close on this deal? Thanks! T-October 19 2012 - San Rafael00YesReport 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.