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V.a. Addendum To Fee Appraiser's Report

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Charlotte Dixon

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How many V.A. appraiser's use this form? In my region (Cleveland) it's optional, previously mandatory. I no longer prepare that form because my addendum within the report addresses all of those questions in the V.A. Addendum. I had an SAR today, e-mail me saying "perhaps you should prepare the V.A. Addendum". The two concerns she had, were already addressed in my report, and I told her so, which prompted her response......."Perhaps you should.....". IMO, the V.A. Addendum is a helpful tool for the SAR, who doesn't want to read the entire report. Do you all fill that V.A. Addendum form out?
 

Confident Rabbit

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I don't (Denver RLC) and have never heard of it. Not sure which addendum you are referring to. Do you have a link?
 

Charlotte Dixon

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I don't (Denver RLC) and have never heard of it. Not sure which addendum you are referring to. Do you have a link?

Can't find that V.A. Circular # and I see I posted about this in 2015. The WinTotal Form # is VCR6 CL - Addendum to Fee Appraiser's Report, and the ACI Form # is VACCR, same addendum.

Maybe this link will work.
 

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Confident Rabbit

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Ahh... apparently that is for Cleveland only. You can put me down in the "don't use it" column. :)
 

Dean

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Ive been on the VA panel for 4 years and have never seen or used that addendum. I did have a SAR last week (for the third time in a few months) tell me i needed to provide photos of the fireplaces and state if they are vented. She didnt believe me that VA doesnt have a guideline that says photos are needed for fireplaces , and that the need to state vented or unvented was removed from the handbook. They dont always know what they are talking about.
 

edward sekerak

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I have been completing VA reports in Cleveland (previously Pittsburgh) RLC for 20+/- years. I have not used that addendum in several years. As long you address all the items in the report the addendum is not needed.
 

Don Clark

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I have been completing VA reports in Cleveland (previously Pittsburgh) RLC for 20+/- years. I have not used that addendum in several years. As long you address all the items in the report the addendum is not needed.
Been on the fee panel since January 1992. Never heard of it.
 

Charlotte Dixon

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I have been completing VA reports in Cleveland (previously Pittsburgh) RLC for 20+/- years. I have not used that addendum in several years. As long you address all the items in the report the addendum is not needed.

I agree. As I mentioned, SARs love that form. It makes it easier for them to review to use that short-cut, when they cross an appraisal that is comprehensive, addresses all the bullet-points in the main form, and the drop-down into the standard addendum.. I'm been working under the Cleveland RLC for 23 years, and have tried to stay current with all their Circulars and Changes to those Circulars. Not easy.

About the fireplace: (a requirement of Cleveland RLC) I've been called on that before and for a few years have taken photos of those, and stated whether they're vented or not. I've not found one NOT vented yet. It's hard to keep up with these regs with all this confusion.
 

Dean

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I agree. As I mentioned, SARs love that form. It makes it easier for them to review to use that short-cut, when they cross an appraisal that is comprehensive, addresses all the bullet-points in the main form, and the drop-down into the standard addendum.. I'm been working under the Cleveland RLC for 23 years, and have tried to stay current with all their Circulars and Changes to those Circulars. Not easy.

About the fireplace: (a requirement of Cleveland RLC) I've been called on that before and for a few years have taken photos of those, and stated whether they're vented or not. I've not found one NOT vented yet. It's hard to keep up with these regs with all this confusion.

The VA took the fireplace requirement directly out of the Handbook. (may have been 2015, but could have been 2016) It isnt a requirement in any of the RLC's. . The only time the SAR is required to condition the NOV for the unvented fireplace disclosures is if the appraiser notes in the report that there is one.
 

Charlotte Dixon

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I wish I could find the circular that states the V.A. Addendum is no longer a requirement. It's not in the list of Cleveland Circulars/updates that I can see. I do know I saw it once....manbe in 2012-2013. It has disappeared! The SAR is demanding that form be completed. I'll be calling Cleveland V.A. Monday morning. Not a big thing to fill that out, but now it IS a BIG THING with me, since all those items were addressed in my appraisal.
 
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