Burton & Company completes many FHA Appraisals in the Sacramento Area. Scott Burton has been FHA approved for 18+ years. We have two FHA approved appraisers on our staff.
FHA Loans are prevalent due to limited other low down payment financing options. FHA Mortgages allow higher LTV's and have less stringent underwriting requirements as compared to many conventional mortgages.
Typically FHA appraisals are used for:
203k Rehab Loans
Certified FHA Appraisers
Our FHA Appraiser License numbers are here
FHA Required Repairs
Therer has been a reduction of property requirements, resulting in less FHA required repairs than in the past. We are fully aware of this and only require repairs that meet current FHA guidelines.
Some typical repairs that HUD does require are:
Chipping paint for homes built prior to 1978 (may contain lead). We most often find this on fascia boards, & window trim, especially on the south & west sides of structures. Do not omit repairing damaged paint on fences and outbuildings. Do not leave paint chips from the repair on the ground.
Repairing defective lead based paint is important: Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home
Active termite damage or soft structural wood. A termite/pest report is not automatically required anymore, but obvious damage is required to be repaired.
Empty pools that need to be filled in. This is a safety hazard. Per HUD, the pool has to be filled in with water and the filter system to be working. A working heater is not required. Also, check for self closing/latching side gates (or pool fence) to prevent unsupervised children from drowning risk.
Broken windows (not minor cracks) that are a safety hazard.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
About Carbon Monoxide
Read the directions on from the manufacture about placement of C02 detectors, but generally, one is needed per floor level, near bedrooms.
Missing water heater earthquake safety straps and/or Tempature Pressure Relief valve.
Utilities are not turned on. This has been a big issue with the recent REO inventory homes. We are required to test all mechanical equipment (heater, ac, hot water, appliances) prior to close of escrow.
Any other items that risk the safety of the occupants or the security, marketability of the structure.
Typically cosmetic repairs are not required (worn flooring, carpet).
A working stove is NOT required.
Not sure if a particular repair may be required? Please contact us to discuss.
FHA Appraisal property requirements from the HUD site.
FHA Appraiser home page Resource for FHA approved appraisers. Links to training, & appraiser roster status. Good source for finding the license number for an approved FHA appraiser. This is needed for the FHA case number.
FHA Single Family Housing Main Page
Order an FHA Appraisal online or Order by Fax.
Not sure if you are going Conventional or FHA? Please note on the order form if there is a chance that the loan may go FHA. We will complete the inspection as if it is FHA and can then modify the report to conform to FHA guidelines with no additional inspections or fees.
Please fax or email the FHA Case number. We need the FHA Case Number and the purchase contract (as applicable) before we can complete the appraisal.