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Part 4 – USDA Property Eligibility: What are USDA Appliance Requirements? Do USDA Loans Require a Stove?

February 16th, 2024 by Sean Stephens

USDA Property Eligibility: What are USDA Appliance Requirements in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, or Alabama?

Do USDA or FHA appraisals require a stove or other appliances to be present in the property? FHA and USDA Appliance Requirements

In today’s short video, I will share with you the details on USDA and FHA appliance requirements so you can be prepared for that next appraisal!

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USDA Property Eligibility: What are USDA Appliance Requirements in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, or Alabama?

As a starting point, USDA and FHA loans are both governed by minimum property requirements found in HUD Handbook 4000.1.

In turn, HUD Handbook provides the following definition for appliances:

Appliances refer to refrigerators, ranges/ovens, dishwashers, disposals, microwaves, and washers/dryers.”

Further, the handbook also states that any appliances, from those listed above, “Are to remain and that contribute to the market value opinion must be operational.”

It also requires that the “Appraiser must note all appliances that remain and contribute to Market Value.”

Do USDA or FHA appraisals require a stove or other appliances to be present on the property?

In summary, despite what many think, stoves and other appliances are not required. However, for those appliances that do remain and contribute to market value, they must be operational!Sebring FL USDA Lender

For example, while you don’t necessarily have to have a stove, if there one there, it should be in working condition!

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