Last November, the Federal Housing Administration updated its Electronic Appraisal Delivery (EAD) system Appraisal Logging screen and its Appraisal Case Transfer screen in FHA Connection. Those changes — as well as the beginning date for Business to Government (B2G) appraisal logging and transfer connections — that were originally scheduled to become effective this past Monday, January 28, 2019, have been postponed due to the recent government shutdown. FHA informed mortgagees of the policy delay in FHA Info #19-01.
The August 5, 2019, requirement date for XML Digital Signatures on all appraisals uploaded to the EAD portal has not changed at this time.
FHA understands the challenges lenders face when implementation dates shift; however, new effective dates for the EAD system and other appraisal-related changes will be communicated as soon as possible.