The FHA keeps a roster of approved appraisers for each state - Appraisal-One is on the roster of approved appraisers for CA. Appraisal-One is certified and approved to do appraisals for FHA insured financial transactions. We're trained and understand the rules and procedures in FHA's guidance and policy documents.
Be sure to contact Appraisal-One if you need an appraisal done for an FHA-secured loan.
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 financial transaction is an FHA-insured loan, it means it is insured by them. The lending organization provides all the money in the loan; the FHA simply backs the transaction with mortgage insurance in case the borrower does not pay off his or her loan. Available to all homebuyers, FHA loan programs are made to help 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 extremely helpful to those consumers with less accumulated starting capital.