FHA Issues Waiver for Counties California Impacted by Wildfires

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January 22 2018, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued a waiver for four additional counties — Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura — in California impacted by wildfires, allowing damage inspections to be conducted by home construction services beginning January 18, 2018. This waiver is in addition to the two previous waivers issued by FHA on October 24, 2017, and November 2, 2017, respectively, of its policy on the timeframe for completing the inspection of properties prior to closing, or submitting the mortgage for FHA insurance endorsement in the Presidentially-Declared Major Disaster Areas (PDMDAs) in certain counties in the state of California impacted by wildfires.

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FHA Waiver Allows Home Inspections

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The Federal Housing Administration understands the needs of those affected by the recent hurricanes including home construction services. On November 9th the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued a waiver covering all municipalities in Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricane Maria (Maria), allowing damage inspections to be conducted beginning November 9, 2017. This waiver is in addition to the waiver issued by FHA on October 24, 2017, of its policy on the time frame for completing the inspection of properties prior to closing, or submitting the mortgage for FHA insurance endorsement in the Presidentially-Declared Major Disaster Areas (PDMDAs) in municipalities in Puerto Rico impacted by Maria.

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