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Construction and Valuation

This page contains supplemental information and guidance from the Construction and Valuation Section (C&V) on VA Loan Guaranty Program property requirements and appraisal issues.

Lenders: Submit your question to a C&V representative at the VA Central Office. Please include in the subject line "General Question". Questions will generally be answered in 4 business days.

Appraiser and Inspector Qualification Requirements

Appraiser and Inspector Fee Panel Application: To be completed and submitted by qualified applicants for VA Appraiser or Construction Inspector. (Please see Qualification Requirements above)

Note: Applications for Construction Inspectors are presently only being accepted for inspectors of Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) properties.

  • The Fee Panel Application form is an easy to use, fillable Adobe Acrobat PDF file. Once completed, the application is routed to the specific Regional Loan Center (RLC) having jurisdiction over the geographic area where you wish to be considered.
  • Each RLC processes its own applications. If you wish to be considered in geographic areas serviced by multiple RLC's, separate applications must be submitted.
  • Note for appraisal applicants only: On block 18 of the application form, at least two of the three letters attesting to your qualifications must be from other appraisers.

Builder Registration: The builder registration link will provide information on builder certification, and the required forms necessary to obtain a VA Builder ID number. This ID is required in order to sell properties with VA financing. The Builder ID is issued when the required builder information is received and registered with VA.

Registered Builders, Condominiums: This will bring you to the Veterans Information Portal, and based on your credentials you will be able to access the Lists of VA Registered Builders and VA approved Condominiums across the U.S.

Appraisal Fees and Timeliness: A list by state, which shows appraisal fees and timeliness schedules, specific to a locality.

Local VA Requirements: A list by state, which shows local VA requirements, specific to a locality, which are in addition to the nationwide requirements.

For questions about VA appraisals, property access, reconsiderations of value, builder IDs, waivers and partial releases, appraiser applications, or valuation policy, please contact VA through the ServiceNow Portal.

We are pleased to announce our new Staff Appraisal Reviewer (SAR) Information page.


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