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FHA new 3 page application without the test questions

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bishop

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i was on the HUD website today and was surprised to see the 3 page application without any test questions (last year there were 10 questions).

is this HUD new requirement(just application with 'NO' 10 test questions?
http://www.HUD.gov/offices/adm/hudclips/forms/files/92563.pdf
did HUD lower their requirements?

correct me if i am wrong. i don't want to send in the wrong application.
has anyone recently fill out this new and revised application in 2008?
 

TITAN1

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your right! no more 10 question test requirments as of last month. log on to huds website again and get on their email mailing list and you will receive regular updates of all changes.
 

bishop

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thanks titans. i thought i was daydreaming this morning.
so now i guess any appraiser can be FHA approved.
i don't know if this is a good or bad thing for our industry.
 

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so now i guess any appraiser can be FHA approved.
i don't know if this is a good or bad thing for our industry.

Somehow I don't think that little 10-question cut-and-paste FHA 'exam' (I use the term loosely) was much of a barrier to entry, or an indication of a solid grasp of the material for doing FHA appraisals, do you, really?
 

bishop

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you are absolutely right, jim. but at least it forces the potential candidates to read the handbook.
 

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You're right----it's a shame, but that is probably one of the only ways some would actually read the material!
 

JonGalt

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They found out that skippy couldn't copy the answers to the test into the application without being told exactly what to write so they softened it up. WTH is with FHA now anyway? Most LO's are demanding predetermined value before they will order it. Subprime bit the dust so now it's business as usual with FHA...
 

carlos alvarez

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I sent my application together with the 10 question back in Decenber 1 2007 still waiting to get on roster, and I also noticed this morning that they no longer have the test. My question, do I have to resend the new application without the question? I also faxed my appliction back then and now they are not accepting applictions via fax. Can somebody help me with this.
 

bishop

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did you check the HUD roster to see if you have been approved?
HUD said they only send out rejection letter. only if you get a rejection letter from HUD then redo your application, but otherwise keep on checking the roster to see if your name appears on it.
 
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