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:  08/16/2022 MC7

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

To keep you compliant, TOTAL 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. Start a new report and check the box next to FHA Report in the SmartStart window and click OK.

  2. Then, inside your report, click the Assignment tab, and enter the FHA/VA case number in the FHA/VA Case Number field.

    If you accidently change your FHA case number in 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 fields don't match, the E&O check generates a Hard Stop.

  3. As you work on the assignment, you can view the FHA Rules at any time in the E&O PowerView. Click here for a complete list of the FHA rules.

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