The Appraisal Firm is your FHA certified appraisal company
The FHA publishes a list of approved appraisers for each state - The Appraisal Firm is on the roster of approved appraisers for CA. If you have an FHA-loan, be sure to get with The Appraisal Firm, as we are approved and qualified to produce FHA reports. We're trained and understand the rules and procedures in FHA's guidance and policy documents.
If you're in need of an appraisal report for an FHA loan, please contact us, and we'll be able to help you right away.
The FHA is the Federal Housing Administration, which is a federal agency in the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - if your loan is an FHA-insured loan, it means it is underwritten by them. The lender takes care of all the money in the loan; the FHA simply secures the transaction by providing mortgage insurance in case the borrower does not pay off his or her loan. The FHA and their loan programs are designed to aid low-to-moderate income homebuyers help meet credit requirements if they otherwise would not.
Down payments are often lower with an FHA loan despite using conventional market rates. FHA loan programs are extremely helpful to those consumers with less available funding.