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FHA Case #

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ardnas

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I'm getting varying opinions and wondered if anyone has a definitive answer on this. Can the FHA inspection date/effective date of the appraisal be BEFORE the appraiser receives the case # from the lender? (I know the inspection cannot be conducted prior to the HUD counselling for Reverse Mortgages) I've asked 6 people (appraiser's) and received 6 different opinions. One lender told an associate that a FHA inspection cannot be scheduled until the # is received. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

OSU Beavers

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The subject can be inspected, but the report or any information cannot be sent without a case number. Personally I won't inspect without a case number becasue brokers tend to call right after and ask "How does it look?" If you don't give them a positive answer, they say "**** you" and cancel the order.

Not that it matters, since if they don't like your report they will just toss it and reassign the case number to another appraiser.
 

RSW

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Tennessee
I've done it both ways. I will inspect the property if it is ordered from a lender and not a MB. I will not inspect until I receive a case # if it is a MB. I don't do a whole lot of MB work and haven't in several years. So, I don't have to worry about it too much.
 

Tom Woolford

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I don't inspect until I get the case number AND the check.
 

OSU Beavers

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Ah, yes always make sure the check clears before sending the report in.
 

Bama Bayou

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If I don't have a case number I won't even start a file.
 
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