Before an FHA loan application can be approved, there must be an FHA appraisal performed on the subject property by a FHA-approved appraiser. FHA appraisals work a little different than conventional loan appraisals because they factor in more things that could affect the health of the borrowers, and it’s not up to the applicant to pick the FHA appraiser. Instead, strict rules provide for the appraiser to be randomly chosen by the lender. That doesn’t mean that the lender or applicant can’t learn a little more about the appraiser if they want. You can research the FHA appraiser roster across the U.S. through the links below.