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Need an appraisal for an FHA-backed mortgage? Call Crest Appraisal Services

The FHA publishes a list of approved appraisers for each state - Crest Appraisal Services is on the roster of approved appraisers for WA. This indicates that we are qualified and approved by the FHA to do reports for home loans backed by them. We're trained and understand the rules and procedures in FHA's guidance and policy documents.

If you need 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-secured loan, it means it is backed by them. The lending organization takes care of all the loaned money; the FHA simply backs the loan with mortgage insurance in case the borrower does not pay off his or her loan. Accessible to all homebuyers, FHA loan programs are created to aid credit-worthy low-income and moderate-income families who do not have the qualifications for conventional loans.

The rates on FHA loans are generally market rates, while down payment requirements are lower than for conventional loans. FHA loan programs are incredibly useful to those purchasers with less accumulated cash.