Zillow Advice: Mortgage - What does the appraiser look at before a home is approved for a mortgage ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-the-appraiser-look-at-before-a-home-is-approved-for-a-mortgage/445343/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate The order sheet...then comparables ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-the-appraiser-look-at-before-a-home-is-approved-for-a-mortgage/445343/ The order sheet...<br/><br/>then comparables for the neighborhood....<br/><br/>A lender simply wants to know the worth - regardless of the purchase price - of the home if the new buyer fails to make a payment, and how much they - the new lender - could sell if for if that were to occur. <br/><br/> Sun, 03 Jun 2012 18:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-does-the-appraiser-look-at-before-a-home-is-approved-for-a-mortgage/445343/ 2012-06-03T18:08:00Z