Who orders the VA appraisal?

The VA appraisal is ordered by the lender. The appraiser is not an employee of the lender, but is an independent, licensed VA approved appraiser. The appraiser is assigned to a property by a first come, first serve basis by the nearest VA regional loan center. You cannot personally select the appraiser for the subject property nor can you demand that the appraisal report be back by a certain time. The appraiser has 14 business days to get the appraisal report back, starting from when they were first assigned to the subject property.

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