FHA Appraisals

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 Inspection 2018-11-30T20:18:16+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 Inspections 2017-07-28T19:52:01+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 Inspections 2017-07-21T13:59:38+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

Top Five Changes You Need to Know About FHA Appraisals

Realtors and homeowners, here is a list of the top five changes to the FHA appraisal guidelines.  If you plan on obtaining FHA financing, or have a buyer/seller you’re currently working with, you need to know this!  The list is not exhaustive, but is simply meant to outline a few of the more significant changes [...]

Top Five Changes You Need to Know About FHA Appraisals 2015-10-18T21:04:25+00:00

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