Can the cost of the second appraisal for a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) be financed?

Yes, the cost of the HECM second appraisal is eligible to be financed as part of the closing costs.


For additional information see Mortgagee Letter 2018-06 available at:

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Topic Number: 2018-0032