Real Estate Appraisal Forms

For homeowners or clients who have limited knowledge of appraisals, here is a list of the different types of appraisal forms that we appraisers typically use.

While some of these forms do not apply to every property, these are the typical real estate appraisal forms used by most appraisers in most situations.

Residential Property Forms

Appraisal forms can be divided into a few categories, but the main two are residential and commercial forms. Residential forms are used for residential properties, and commercial forms are used for commercial properties.

Properties that are considered residential properties include: single-family homes, condominiums, mobile homes, and 2-4 unit properties.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac developed the following six forms in 2005.

Interior and Exterior Inspection Forms

1004 – Single-Family Residential

The 1004 appraisal form is probably the most common and widely used appraisal form for residential appraisers. That is because it is the form for single-family residential properties.

The 1004 is used when an appraiser is required to do an interior and exterior inspection. It is typically used when a lender is ordering an appraisal for a refinance or purchase transaction.

This is the detached single-family residential form, as well as the townhouse appraisal form

Here is a sample of a Form 1004 appraisal.

1073 – Individual Condominium

The 1073 form is probably the second most commonly used real estate appraisal form for residential properties.

This form is used to produce an individual condominium unit appraisal report.

The 1073 is similar to the 1004 form in that it was developed for conventional lending purposes. It differs in that it is used to appraise condominiums instead of single-family properties.

This form has many of the same fields, but many are condo-specific.

Exterior Only Inspection Forms

The forms above are always used if when an interior inspection of the property is required.

The following two forms are for when the property is only inspected from the exterior, called an “Exterior Only” appraisal.

These are however both still considered appraisal forms for conventional loans on residential properties.

2055 – Exterior-Only Single-Family Residential

The 2055 form is an exterior-only form for single-family homes and is only used when requested by the client.

The exterior only single-family form is typically used when the loan to value is low or access to the interior of the property is not possible.

It is also used when servicing loans.

1075 – Exterior-Only Individual Condominium

The 1075 appraisal form is similar to the 1073 form for individual condo units, but like the 2055 above, it is for exterior-only inspections.

It has many of the same fields as the 1073 form, but some related to interior characteristics are removed.

Interior or Exterior Inspection

This is where it gets kind of confusing.

The following two forms can be used for either an interior or exterior inspection. Typically they are used when a full inspection is required.

1004C – Manufactured Home

Like the 1004 and 1073 forms, the 1004C is also for residential properties but of a different sort. The 1004C form is for manufactured homes.

Many of the fields are similar to the single-family and condo forms, but many are specific to manufactured homes.

1025 – 2-4 Units

The 1025 form is a little different than the previous ones, but I included it in the residential forms section because it is used for what is still considered a residential property.

That is a 2-4 unit property.

This form is a little different; it is laid out with additional sections specific to 2-4 unit properties.

These sections include rental comparables before the sales comparables and value indicators below the sales comparables.

This is an appraisal form used for investment properties.

Commercial Property Forms

Now that we have covered the residential appraisal forms, we will get into the commercial ones.

There are only a few commercial appraisal forms because most commercial properties are appraised with written reports (Narrative reports).

However, if the property is on the smaller side, or the client doesn’t need a full narrative appraisal report, then a form will typically be used.

71A & 71B – Commercial Multi-Family

These two forms are both used for the same type of property, multi-family properties (5 or more units).

Both of these forms have the same base template and provide the same results in a similar methodology; the 71A is just a much more in-depth report.

The 71B appraisal form is a condensed version of the 71A form.

GP Commercial

The third commercial appraisal form is the GP Commercial form.

“GP” stands for “General Purpose,” or a general-purpose form. GP forms will be explained more in the following section.

By the name, you can probably guess that this form can be used for any type of commercial property that isn’t overly large and/or complex.

I have appraised everything from office buildings, religious facilities, and retail buildings on the GP Commercial form.

It is very versatile and very easy to work with.

General Purpose (GP) Forms

Now, to go a little more in-depth with the General Purpose (GP) forms. The GP forms are a great series of forms that include a special form for each type of property.

Often, these forms are used when the client simply wants to know an estimate of the market value of a property. They are also the forms you would want to use for estate-related appraisals, divorce appraisals, property tax appeal appraisals, etc.

The GP series of forms are not to be used for conventional lending purposes.

GP forms can be used for interior/exterior inspections, exterior-only inspections, and desktop appraisals.

GP Residential

The GP Residential appraisal form is for single-family properties and would be used in place of the 1004 form.

GP Condominium

The GP Condo form is for individual condominium units and is used in place of the 1073 form for condominiums.

GP Commercial

The GP Commercial form as explained above is for non-complex commercial properties. This form can be used for a wide variety of commercial properties.

GP Land

The GP Land form is the form that is typically used if the client is looking to find the value of a parcel of land.

Usually, it is used for residential land, but can also be used for commercial land as well.

GP 2-4 Unit

The GP 2-4 unit is used for income properties that have 2 to 4 units. It is used in place of the 1025 form.

Other Forms

The major appraisal forms are summed up above, but there are some additional forms that serve other purposes.

These forms can be ordered as a supplement to the major report or as a standalone report.

1004D – Appraisal Update or Completion Report

The 1004D is utilized when a client wants the appraiser to either a) verify that the value has not changed since the effective date of the prior appraisal or b) go back and reinspect the property to verify that something has been repaired or replaced.

1007 – Single-Family Rent Schedule

The 1007 form is used as a supplement to the 1004/2055 forms talked about abvove.

This form is used to provide rental comparables and estimate the rental income for the subject property. This is typically used for investment properties.

216 – Operating Income Statement

The 216 form is usually ordered in conjunction with the 1007 form. It is used to determine the operating income of the subject property. It takes the market rent less operating expenses to determine the operating income.

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Austin Fernald writes about the Bay Area and Northern California real estate market, as well as the real estate appraisal industry as a whole.
Austin Fernald