How Long do VA Appraisals Take?

Phoenix Arizona VA Appraisals

My Phoenix area VA clients often ask if the fact that they are getting a VA home loan is going present an unwelcome challenge in regard to the length of time it takes to have a Arizona VA appraisal completed.  It is a great question.  As Arizona VA Mortgage Lender I can tell you that the truth is that VA mortgage appraisals typically take just a bit longer than Conventional or FHA appraisals in the Phoenix metro real estate market. However, the longer VA turn time is not something that should frighten an Arizona buyer or a seller. Here is why.

VA mortgage guidelines state that a VA appraisal must be done as quickly as a conventional appraisal in any given marketplace.  So, what does that mean to an Arizona VA Buyer?  VA appraisals in the Arizona Real Estate Market are to be completed in 7 business days (changed as of July 1, 2012).

Is 7 Days Enough Time for Arizona VA Appraisals

Truth be told, that is a bit longer than the time-frame that a Conventional appraisal is completed (by about 2-3 days).  All in all, it is relatively close.  Just don’t plan for or expect a VA appraisal to be completed on a rush if you are purchasing or selling a home in the Phoenix Arizona market.  9 times out of 9.5 an Arizona VA appraiser will use each of the days they are allowed .  Lesson here is to make sure to set up a realistic close of escrow period relative to the VA appraisal turn time in your marketplace.

With Phoenix VA mortgage rates and Arizona home prices at all time lows, now is a great time to use your VA mortgage benefits to buy a home in the Phoenix area.  As your Phoenix Arizona VA Mortgage lender I will make sure you obtain the most competitive interest rate on your VA home loan.

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By Jeremy House




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