Enabling FHA EAD rules and setting the FHA Case Number as the Other File Number

This document explains how to create an FHA-compliant report.

Document 9029  |  Last updated:  04/02/2019 RR2

In 2016, the FHA announced that they were launching an Electronic Appraisal Delivery (EAD) portal for transmission of your appraisal reports. Click here for more information on their official website. Basically, the FHA wants your appraisal reports to be pre‑screened for potential compliance issues early in your workflow.

To keep you compliant, our software gives you the option to check your report against the rules that are applied when you upload it to the EAD portal. Additionally, the FHA Case Number is automatically entered as the Other File Number in your report when you mark a report as FHA. Follow the instructions below to mark your report as FHA or VA.

The FHA number is 10 digits, and must be entered in the following format: ###‑#######. For more information, see  Section B1 of the FHA Single Family Housing Appraisal Report and Data Delivery Guide.

  1. When you start a new report, select FHA Report. This can be done either on the SmartStart window, or in the FHA/VA Case number field on the Assignment/Order PowerView.

  2. Then, inside your report, select the FHA checkbox to transfer the FHA Case Number into the Other File Number on Form Field. This is an FHA requirement.

    If you manually change the Other File Number on Form, a warning message appears.

    If you have the FHA box checked, but the FHA/VA Case Number and Other File Number don't match, the E&O check generates a Hard Stop.

  3. As you work on the assignment, you can see the FHA Rules on the E&O PowerView. Use them to see if your report is compliant. Additionally, you can click here for a complete list of the rules.

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