Originally Posted by BrianM
^^ This. Not worth the time effort or headache to fight it. Unfortunately FHA appraisers and loan underwriters are GOD in real estate. Is it right? Who knows but in the grand scheme of a real estate deal $200 isn't worth worrying about.
That's right, you'll have to do what the FHA guy wants if you want that guy to buy the house. I deal with FHA inspections and repairs on a daily basis and you can't get around what they want done if they're going to loan money on that house. On a conventional loan it's a lot different, you can tell them to take a hike, it's good to go.