FHA Guideline Change

This is directly from FHA.  “Currently, all Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Roster Appraisers are required to report on housing trends in the Neighborhood section of the applicable property specific appraisal reporting form. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) mandate that an appraiser maintain documentation necessary to support all analyses, opinions and conclusions for each appraisal assignment in a work file.  In order to ensure greater transparency and accuracy of appraisals performed for FHA-insured financing, FHA will adopt the Market Conditions Addendum (Fannie Mae Form 1004MC/ Freddie Mac Form 71, released November 2008).  For all appraisals of properties that are to be security for FHA-insured mortgages and that are performed on or after April 1, 2009, the appraisal must include the Market Conditions Addendum…

 

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