What's unique about the Appraisal Report & Data Delivery Guide vs. SF Handbook sections?

The Appraisal Report and Data Delivery Guide contains content related specifically to: FHA’s Appraisal Dataset; industry standard appraisal report forms; the data fields and elements that are required for an appraisal for an FHA loan; instructions for appraisers on data formats for industry standard appraisal report forms; and instructions for Mortgagees on submitting completed appraisals to FHA.

The Appraiser and Property Requirements for Title II Forward and Reverse Mortgages section (Appraiser Requirements section) of the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook 4000.1 (SF Handbook) contains the analysis and reporting requirements, as well as the property eligibility requirements Appraisers need when performing an appraisal for an FHA loan. The content related to appraisals in the Origination through Endorsement section contains the information and actions Mortgagees must take after the appraisal has been completed and submitted to the Mortgagee by the Appraiser.

The SF Handbook (Handbook 4000.1) is available at https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/administration/hudclips/handbooks/hsgh

The Appraisal Report and Data Delivery Guide is available on the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook 4000.1 (SF Handbook) Supplemental Documents web page at https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/sfh/handbook_references

All policy information contained in this knowledge base article is based upon the referenced HUD policy document. Any lending or insuring decisions should adhere to the specific information contained in that underlying policy document.


Topic Number: KA-02850