A Black couple says an appraiser lowballed them. So, they 'whitewashed' their home and say the value shot up.

Jonathan Edwards
Washington Post

Paul Austin said he felt good as the appraiser roamed his Northern California home last year, ticking off some of the $400,000 worth of improvements he and his wife had made to the property.

The appraiser noted the new fireplace, Austin told a state reparations task force in October, mentioned a room they'd added and complimented the view from the new deck.

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