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An appraiser on the FHA roster must perform any housing appraisal that is required by FHA guidelines. You are not allowed to have someone you know do the appraisal unless they are listed and approved by FHA.

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Who is Allowed to Do My FHA Appraisal?

FHA Common Question #38

All housing appraisals required by FHA guidelines must be performed by appraisers on the FHA roster. This rules out having someone you know do the appraisal unless they meet FHA guidelines and are currently listed by the FHA. The appraisal is a very important part of meeting FHA requirements and it's best to schedule it as early as possible. If there is a lot of FHA activity in your area you could find yourself in for a delay when trying to get your paperwork completed.

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