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FEMA Disaster Area Update

Dear Licensed Partner,

New counties in Texas have been declared by FEMA as Major Disaster Areas.

Incident Period Date: May 04, 2015

Designated TX Disaster Areas: Bastrop County, Blanco County, Caldwell County, Deaf Smith County, Denton County, Eastland County, Fort Bend County, Gaines County, Guadalupe County, Harris County, Hays County, Henderson County, Hidalgo County, Johnson County, Milam County, Montague County, Navarro County, Rusk County, Smith County, Travis County, Van Zandt County, Wichita County, Williamson County and Wise County.

To view a complete list of FEMA disaster alerts in XLS format, click here: Annexure-I

To view FEMA's recent update on Texas, click here: FEMA

Sun West Disaster Area Policy

For loans submitted with an appraisal dated on or before the incident period end date or for those submitted without an appraisal, Sun West will require an interior and exterior inspection prior-to-funding or purchase of any loans with subject properties that are determined to be at risk. The inspection must verify that the property is sound, habitable and in the same condition as when it was appraised.

Our partners can access Sun West Seller Guide under HELP section in sunsoft. Please refer to Sun West Forward Mortgage Seller Guide (Section 404.07) and Sun West Reverse Mortgage Seller Guide (Section 3.23) for more details.


    • Only licensed and state certified appraisers may be used to complete the inspections.
    • If there is any damage to the property, the repairs must be completed prior to Sun West
       closing/purchasing the loan.
    • For VA IRRRLs, VA does not permit the Veteran to be charged for the Appraisal Fee.    

A list of recent disasters declared by FEMA where the above guidelines apply are provided in Annexure-I.

If you have any questions, please contact your Client Relations Manager at (855) OK-SUNWEST or (855) 657-8693.


Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc.
18000 Studebaker Road, Suite 200
Cerritos, CA 90703
Phone: (800) 453-7884
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