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VA & HUD Appraisals

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Tom Curran

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Since i got FHA approved can I do HUD and VA or do I need to take separate classes and apply for a separate license for each?
 

liznindy

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Indiana
If you are FHA approved, you can perform FHA appraisals. However, there is a seperate process to become VA approved.....(Don't bother if you are female :roll: ).
 

Joe Sloan

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Texas
LizNindy

VA probably doesn't add anyone to their list when not needed. I tried for several years and they seem to have plenty of appraisers. I never gave it much thought, but I guess don't bother applying if you are a man.

Joe Sloan
 

liznindy

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You're right, Joe. My comment wasn't quite fair. I really didn't take offense either when I received no response from my VA application package (although after speaking to the person in charge of selecting appraisers I got the impression they were 'hiring').

Actually, the standing joke is that you have to wait for someone (read appraiser) to die to get on the VA panel.
 

Joe Sloan

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LizNindy-

Maybe we should ask the poll question. If you are VA approved, how long ago did they approve you? I have a hunch it's been awhile for most VA approved appraisers.

Have fun.

Joe
 

Caterina Platt

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New Mexico
Awhile back, on the old Forum, Ben V. had all of us rolling, in tears, and spitting on the screen about this very subject. He determined it was something like a stuffy old country club. Yup, one's gotta retire or REALLY retire (inspecting clouds for proper ventilation and support structure) before others are hired on it seems.

For what it's worth, we do have a female on the local panel that I'm aware of.
 

Pamela Clouse

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New Jersey
I know of VA cases which were assigned to an appraiser who had passed away a couple of years prior. Didn't sit too well with his widow...
 

Charlotte Dixon

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Delaware
O.K., listen up....I'm describing my V.A. experience:

State of Delaware
1988-We had 3 V.A. appraisers for the state (about 96 miles long, and from 9-35 miles wide, 3 counties, 1,982 sq.miles)

I applied to be on the Fee Panel in 1988, about 3 times, and every year thereafter, about 3 times I either called or applied again (15 times total estimated).

1993 (5 years later) I was notified that I was on the Fee Panel. One other was added when I was. (Total 5 on panel)

About 1997 - 2 more were added
About 2001 - 3 more were added

About 2001 - one died
2002 - one was taken off after the trial period

I think our region has done well. We have steadily added fee appraisers as the market has grown. You don't have to die, contrary to some beliefs. And remember, we are a small state. We all have plenty of work to do, are not overloaded and generally receive about 5-8 assignments/weekly. And, that's estimated, too! It seems all V.A. appraisers are happy, and sadly, those who are not V.A. appraisers are constant jabbers. I applied, and applied and applied, and called, and called and called, and I got on. Do it....more than once.
 

Don Clark

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Virginia
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Charlotte:

Don't have the exact figures but when we have our annual fee panel meeting/training in Virginia Beach, Virginia I see about 1/3 of the panel is made up of the female gender.

I first applied in 1986. Applied twice since then. VA had a large addittion to the fee panel in 1992 and I was selected. They have added about 15 more since then. In the southeastern Virginia area we have well over 100. Ladies are doing just fine. Yes we have had some die, some retire, and a couple of removals.

If you want to be on the panel, try, try, and try again.

Don Clark
 

Terrel L. Shields

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Arkansas
the standing joke is that you have to wait for someone (read appraiser) to die to get on the VA panel

Our VA appraiser died last year...He has not been replaced. There is only 1 in the entire county as best I can tell. In NE Oklahoma, I only know 1, a woman and she covers Cherokee, Adair, Ottawa, Delaware, and Craig counties. Complains it is too much but they won't add anyone.
 
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