USDA released Notification dated March 27, 2020 offering temporary flexibilities on USDA loans for 60 days amid COVID-19 national emergency. Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. has updated its policy for USDA programs to align with the Rural Housing guidelines as given below:
Temporary Appraisal Requirements Flexibility (Existing Dwelling): Effective immediately, with exception to New Construction Properties, Sun West will allow an exterior-only inspection appraisal (FHLMC 2055/FNMA1075) in lieu of the interior and exterior inspection appraisal (i.e. traditional appraisal) as long as there is sufficient information for the appraiser to complete the assignment. In such cases, appraisers are not required to certify that the property meets HUD HB 4000.1 standards.
Completion Reports (1004D): For all loans for which a completion certification is not available due to issues related to COVID-19, Sun West will permit a letter signed by the borrower confirming that the work was completed along with photographs of the completed work, paid invoices indicating completion, occupancy permits, or other substantially similar documentation.
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