FHA loan limits per county can be found HERE.
Common FHA Appraiser Required Repairs:
These could be called for by the appraiser or the underwriter.
All windows must open / close properly. Bedroom windows with security bars require a quick release mechanism for emergency egress.
Peeling Exterior Paint
All peeling exterior paint, even if it is on concrete steps/stoop – must be scraped and repainted including defective interior paint surfaces in homes constructed prior to 1978.
The crawl space must have an interior or exterior access. The access area should be clear of debris. The crawlspace should be adequate for maintenance and repair.
Functionality test and confirmation that no unusual noises are heard and that no odors or smoke are emitted.
Visual inspection for areas of needed repair or leaks. Appraiser must note in the report if any portion of the roof could not be adequately observed. Based on the information reported by the appraiser, the underwriter will determine whether or not a roof inspection is required.
A representative number of light fixtures, switches, and receptacles inside the house, garage, and exterior walls must be tested and deficiencies noted.
At least two per room required.
Appraiser to flush toilets and turn on a representative number of faucets to determine that the plumbing system is intact. Also to determine that it does not emit foul odors, and that both hot and cold water work.
Conditions That Require Further Inspection
Infestation, inoperative or inadequate plumbing/heating/CAC or electrical systems, structural failure in framing members, leaking or worn-out roofs, cracked masonry or foundation damage and drainage problems, unknown substance that could be mold/mildew.