The first was a question I was asked just last week during an inspection of a house I was doing an appraisal on. The second question came up when I was out taking photos of comparable properties for this same property and was chased down by an angry homeowner for taking a picture of his house.
In answer to the first situation (taking interior photos of the house), effective September 1, 2010 Fannie Mae is requiring interior photos as noted below.
Appraiser will be required to provide interior photographs, which must, at a minimum, include:
-main living area;
-examples of physical deterioration, if present; and
-examples of recent updates, such as restoration, remodeling, and renovation, if present.
While the above is a