Got an order today from out of state lender for an appraisal on a new home that is about 2 weeks from being completed, purchase agreement was signed on 04/22/02. I called the builder to get a copy of the plans and specs and was asked why I needed them - you're the first appraiser to ever ask for that. I explained why I needed them and he stated that he never does plans and specs, he just shows the potential buyer the model home and tells them it will look like that when it's done. The p.a. has a couple of lines about the granite countertops and how much insulation it will have and them some cya for the builder but that's it. Was told that he will get a specs for me but it will take a while and that the plans are copyrighted so he can't get those for me. Why would anyone buy under these terms! Do you run into this that often?