Inflated Appraisal Nearly Cost Family Its Home

HOPE MILLS, N.C. (AP) - After 25 years as a doorman on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Carl Petrone was ready to retire from the cold winters and his daily commute.
Petrone and his wife, Marie, wanted a home someplace warm, and found it in North Carolina - a red-brick tri-level on a quiet, tree-lined street. It was bigger than their tiny place in New York and came with the right price.