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Part of FHA’s multi-year IT Modernization initiative, the Property Valuation Module is one component of FHA Catalyst, FHA’s new, flexible cloud-based platform. Currently, it contains FHA’s electronic appraisal delivery capabilities.


Module Technology Enhancements

This module enables lenders to provide FHA with appraisals conducted for their loans. A state-of-the-art submission process provides for integration with other FHA systems, improved error checks, and enhanced data integrity. The Property Valuation Module also provides

Mortgage Lender Resources

User Guides

The FHA Catalyst: Property Valuation Module User Guide provides detailed instructions for navigating the new Property Valuation Module, including log in support and step-by-step instructions for submitting appraisals. 
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Access the Lender Administrator User Guide
 

User Training

FHA Catalyst: Property Valuation Module Webinars (recorded on 8/27/2020) are pre-recorded webinars that provide a demonstration of the new FHA Catalyst: Property Valuation Module. The instructor leads the viewer through a screen-by-screen tour of the new state-of-the-art appraisal submission process while explaining the input requirements, drop-down menu options, validation errors, and document upload functionality.

Duration: 16 minutes
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Duration: 20 minutes
Access the lender user webinar

FHA Appraisal Data Delivery Guide

The FHA Appraisal Data Delivery Guide provides guidance to Appraisers who are preparing residential appraisal reports utilizing the industry standard forms and to lenders who are submitting the Appraiser’s completed reports to FHA. Access the Appraisal Data Delivery Guide for FHA Catalyst: EAD Module submissions.

FHA Catalyst User Access Form

The FHA Catalyst User Access Form is to be completed by lenders seeking login credentials to the FHA Catalyst platform for the electronic appraisal submission functionality.
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FHA Catalyst Lender Agent Form

The FHA Catalyst Lender Agent Form allows FHA Catalyst Lender Admins to register third-party appraisal submitters to assist them in delivering electronic appraisal data. 
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FHA Catalyst Appraisal Management Company User Access Form

The FHA Catalyst Appraisal Management Company User Access Form is to be completed by AMCs seeking login credentials to the FHA Catalyst platform for the electronic appraisal submission functionality.
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Developer Resources

Property Valuation Supported Forms and Data Formats: This file defines the supported forms and data formats for electronic appraisal submissions via the FHA Catalyst: Property Valuation Module.
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real-time access to appraisal documents, status, and other information, and offers new tracking and analysis capabilities for lenders and FHA.

Specifically, this module will:

-     Receive all industry-standard appraisal datasets in XML format
-     Accept all appraisal files from lenders via API data integration


FHA Catalyst Onboarding

FHA-approved mortgagees with access to FHA Catalyst: Property Valuation Module are currently able to submit appraisals for Title II forward mortgages on and after September 1, 2020.

Mortgagees may request access to FHA Catalyst: Property Valuation Module for electronic appraisal delivery via the FHA Resource Center by emailing answers@hud.gov or by calling 1-800-CALL FHA (1-800-225-5342). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may reach this number by calling the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.


About FHA Catalyst

FHA has embarked on a multi-year IT modernization initiative, FHA Catalyst, which is already improving how mortgagees and their authorized users do business with FHA. FHA Catalyst is supported by a $40 million appropriation from Congress and a partnership between the HUD Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the HUD Federal Housing Commissioner. FHA Catalyst is a secure, flexible, cloud-based platform that will provide a modern, automated system for lenders, servicers, and other FHA program participants. FHA Catalyst enables FHA to more efficiently and effectively manage its programs and processes, benefiting the those who do business with FHA.