What is the purpose of your appraisal? To determine if the sellers asking price is appropriate? Or are you looking for a pre-purchase inspection? An appraiser won't be able to provide that kind of information. Be sure to take along a knowledgeable Pantera person to do your inspection.
Here's my "how to buy page." Be sure to use the "pre-purchase inspection checklist."http://www.banzairunnerpantera.com/how_to_buy.htm