- Jan 16, 2002
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
Thanks, Jo Ann for that very informative response! I only have the 442, 1978 version. It seems everytime I go out for a Final, grading, seeding and sometimes driveways are not completed. I had become very attached to that Reinspection (RIF) form because it was set up: Exterior, Interior, System Operations, Grade/Seed/Driveway. Then there was a space to indicate estimated cost to cure, and finally, a tally of all of those things. The lender would then times my estimate by 1.5. But that form is gone. I just didn't like the 442 bottom line saying that "these changes do not adversely affect any property ratings or estimate of value".......An uncompleted driveway, or no grade and seeding, or water not operational would definitely impact my appraised value. Many times the lender calls for a final and says it's 100% complete, I get there, and it's not. Trip charge, sure! But, what a waste of time. The 442 appears to be devised for DONE DEAL....everything complete.