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    Helping homeowners navigate the appraisal process, Ryan Bays, SRA, AI-RRS

Home Inspection2019-07-05T19:13:46+00:00

Pools & FHA Inspection

Advice from a seasoned appraiser about pools and your inspection! Helping homeowners navigate the appraisal process, Ryan Bays, SRA, AI-RRS

Pools & FHA Inspection2019-06-10T15:12:27+00:00

FHA and Cosmetic Improvements

Many homes are purchased with FHA financing, and unless you’re buying a brand new home, there’s likely some cosmetic issues that need to be fixed...sometime.  What does FHA say about these minor issues, commonly referred to as deferred maintenance?  Keep reading and find out!   But first, let’s briefly define what we’re talking about.  When [...]

FHA and Cosmetic Improvements2019-05-15T21:34:43+00:00

The Difference Between Manufactured & Modular Homes

Manufactured home.  Double Wide. Trailer.  Sectional home. Mobile home.  Modular home. These words, for decades, have been used at one point or another, by various individuals, to describe different homes.  Sometimes, this can be because of different names used in different parts of the country. Most of the time, though, it’s because there’s so much [...]

The Difference Between Manufactured & Modular Homes2019-04-29T15:43:51+00:00

Three Tips for a Successful Final Inspection

The appraisal has been ordered.  Things are moving forward.  You can see the closing table in the distance!  Your Realtor calls and tells you that the appraisal came back just fine.  Good news!  Not so fast, though.  There are repairs, and you're going to have to fix them.  Here's a list of a few things [...]

Three Tips for a Successful Final Inspection2018-11-30T20:18:16+00:00

FHA Friday Blog Series: Crawl Space Inspections

In the third installment of our FHA Friday Blog Series, we're going to take a look at the crawl space inspection.  Similar to the attic inspection discussed last week, the crawl space inspection provides a wealth of information about the home, and is an important part of any FHA inspection.   What does FHA expect [...]

FHA Friday Blog Series: Crawl Space Inspections2017-07-28T19:52:01+00:00

FHA Friday Blog Series: Attic Inspections

Happy Friday!  And welcome to our second installment of FHA Friday – our blog series on common FHA appraisal issues and practices.  Today we’re going to briefly discuss the attic inspection.  What is involved in an attic inspection?  Does the appraiser need to enter into and walk around in the attic?  Why is an attic [...]

FHA Friday Blog Series: Attic Inspections2017-07-21T13:59:38+00:00

FHA Friday: What does FHA say about a Converted Garage?

So we're starting a new blog series called 'FHA Friday'.  We're doing so much FHA appraisal work right now, we thought it might be helpful to discuss some of the FHA-related appraisal issues we find.  If you have an FHA, USDA, or even VA appraisal related question, feel free to let us know!   Today, [...]

FHA Friday: What does FHA say about a Converted Garage?2017-07-14T21:35:44+00:00