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Fraud Alert: Appraiser Identity Theft
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)
The identity falsification was aided by a mortgage lender. The appraisal report used the FHA roster appraiser's name but listed the phone and appraisal company of the former boss. The offender was convicted of 55 counts of identity theft and mortgage ...

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[Charts] NAR survey breaks down problems plaguing appraisal industry
Not only does the appraisal industry have problems, but there is also a lot of disagreement around what exactly those problems are. One of the biggest problems, and yet still highly debated, is the industry's lack of future workforce and the lack of ...

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How to get an FHA streamline refinance
“We're already insuring the loan that is going to be refinanced, so this is about as streamlined as it gets,” says Kevin Stevens, an FHA spokesman. “There is no income check required and no appraisal required.” Eliminating the income and credit ...

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Rent Trends Continue to Help Lenders; FHA and Ginnie Changes in the Marketplace
Mortgage News Daily
US Bank issued underwriting guideline updates that effect 2nd Appraisal Requirements, 2017 FHA / VA Loan Limits, and VA - Student Loan Debt Calculations. Refer to the full Guidelines, in the Seller Guide, for complete details. These changes are ...
What You Need to Know Before Buying Mortgage InsuranceRisMedia.com (press release)

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Ellie Mae: FHA-backed loans increase as more Millennials start buying homes
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)
Find out what #appraisers can do to protect themselves from being a victim of appraiser identity theft. https://t.co/u7MI6PeSJ4 2017/03/01; As an #appraiser you should take an active part in the direction of the #appraisal industry. Read the latest Buzz…

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Marcie Geffner: 7 crucial facts about FHA loans
Albuquerque Journal
The FHA allows home sellers, builders and lenders to pay some of the borrower's closing costs, such as an appraisal, credit report or title expenses. For example, a builder might offer to pay closing costs as an incentive for the borrower to buy a new ...

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Trends in Credit Underwriting - Freddie Addresses Lack of Scores ...
Mortgage News Daily
This week involves a fair amount of cross-country travel for me (California, Washington DC, Florida, and Utah), and as it turns out Wells Fargo is the first major ...

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Shift Out of FHA Loans Yet Ginnie Sets New Record; Worst Seller Traits in M&A
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)
The last time I checked Americans enjoy living indoors, especially given storms like today's in the Northeast. How's this for a combination of edifices and technology: If you think you don't understand how blockchain works, how about 3-D printers? Here ...

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How to Get a Reverse Mortgage
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The FHA's HECM maximum borrowing limit is $636,150. But the amount you can pull out with a reverse mortgage will vary depending on the age of the youngest borrower (or eligible nonborrowing spouse), current interest rates and the appraised value of ...
Friday Round-Up: Walter's Troubles, CFPB Slams NationstarReverse Mortgage Daily

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Recap of Valuation Expo in Orlando, FL
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)
The Appraisal Quality panel hosted top valuation executives from FHA, VA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as wells as USDA Rural Housing. Cheryl Walker of HUD discussed the process of appraiser selection beginning with competence. She also covered ...
Paying a lot for an appraisal? A middleman may be getting a large part of the fee.Washington Post

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