Appraisal Industry News

What are FHA guidelines for lead-based paint?

We will soon have an entire section on the blog devoted to FHA appraisal issues. Since a lot of questions surround FHA guidelines and the appraisal process, we will discuss topics like safety hazards, septic tank and well distance requirements, deferred maintenance, crawl space/attic guidelines, swimming pools, structural deficiencies and more. We’re going to start [...]

What are FHA guidelines for lead-based paint? 2015-01-27T01:46:57+00:00

Do I Use Foreclosure Sales as Comps in Appraisals?

Many times when I go into a home to do an appraisal, the homeowner asks me, “How do you find your comps?” Usually, what they’re really asking is: “You’re not going to compare my house with that house down the street which just sold in foreclosure, are you?” The answer, like with so many other [...]

Do I Use Foreclosure Sales as Comps in Appraisals? 2015-01-27T01:43:47+00:00