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VA Loan Issues: Pest Guidelines

VA Loan Issues: Pest Guidelines

The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a new VA Circular revising its policies on “wood destroying pest” treatment. According to the circular, titled “Revised Wood Destroying Insect Information Requirements for New and Proposed Construction Properties using HUD Forms NPMA-99-A...

Appraisal Requirements For Finished Basements

Appraisal Requirements For Finished Basements

A reader asks, “I have a question regarding finish basements and the VA appraisal of them. The home is advertised as single family ranch home with 3 bedrooms. Two bedrooms are located on the main floor with the third in...