Did an appraisal on a rowhome back in 2006. Fairly straightforward, 1028 sq ft airlite, very common in Philadelphia. When I completed the appraisal, I had come in at $125k, citing an over supply of homes, and a medain range of 120k for the neighborhood. I guess mine was not good enough, never really heard anything back. Fast forward to 2011. Got a request to do a field review on Friday. They sent me the appraisal which was to be reviewed, the file was something like 45 pages though. I printed them all out, and lo and behold, there were two appraisals. The second appraisal was mine, which is with the file for some reason. The first appraisal on which they apparrently based the $159k sale was what was supposed to be reviewed. That appraiser apparently felt that the median range for the neighborhood was $160k, never mind the fact that in theprevious 12 months there were three sales exceeding $155k out of 108 total sales in a half mile radius of $100k-$200k. That appraisal was dated 9 days after mine. There was a listing or the subject which was mentioned in my report for $145k, 131 dom. The prior listing (withdrawn, relisted) was $134k 57 dom. Amazing that an appraisal 9 days after mine hit exactly the sales price, including the needed seller assist in a market like that, huh?