Ten things That Can Derail an FHA Appraisal
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Have you had a contract go south due to an FHA appraisal? Here are 10 simple steps to follow if you are expecting an FHA appraisal, compliments of Don Taylor, Certified Residential Appraiser.1. Peeling paint on homes built prior to 1978.2. Roofing with less than 2 years of remaining life. a. Curling shingles. b. Water stains on the ceiling. c. Mismatched or missing shingles.3. Windows either cracked or painted shut. a. Window wells without covers. b. Windows with burglar bars.4. Utilities must be on and in working order. a. Water must be on and working at all faucets and toilets not just on at the main. b. Gas must be on to the furnace.5. Plumbing should not leak and drains should be running.6. Stairs: a. Missing or uneven stairs. b. Missing handrails for stairs with ...