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And the Assault Continues
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
Ironically this comes at a time when turn times have normalized across most of the US supporting my premise that the challenges have been created by bubblelicious activity. That is a threat and a battle we will take on another day! In my personal ...

Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)

Good Appraiser, Bad Appraiser
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
Lenders also maintain “blacklists.” While not strictly required in Interagency and Evaluation Guidelines (IAEG) from a practical matter they must. Where the problems lie are in the provenance of these lists. Some of these lists predate HVCC and AIR ...

News From NAMB: November 30, 2017
National Mortgage Professional Magazine (blog)
Appraisal Management Companies are a phenomenon of the last 10 years. HVCC and Dodd/Frank have pushed lenders to use AMCs in the name of appraiser independence. Some AMC practices brought on a bevy of state laws regulating them but states like ...

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Federal regulators mull appraisal-free mortgages for some loans
“The most important part of the appraisal is the comments section about conditions, upgrades, amenities or if a property is falling off its foundation,” said Lance Siegel, president of HVCC Appraisal Ordering in Lake Forest. No appraisal means no real ...


Fannie Mae CEO: We're focused on reducing appraisal turnaround times
None other than Andrew Cuomo with his HVCC that morphed into Dodd-Frank and the creation of AMC's paying "cram down" fees that caused the appraisal profession into reduced profits and the decline of appraisers available which created the shortage and ...

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Freddie and Fannie's appraisal-free mortgages to slash closing times
When real estate broker Hank Miller explains the mortgage process to buyers, he gives it to them straight. "It's going to be the biggest pain in the ass that you've been through," he says. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, government-owned entities that buy ...

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An appraiser's thoughts on the repeal of Dodd-Frank
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
Will things go back to the way they were before Dodd-Frank, or even before the HVCC (Home Valuation Code of Conduct)? What about those unintended consequences that arose from these two pieces of legislation? It's anyone's guess as to what Donald Trump ...

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Appraisal hypocrisy hits home
Before the mortgage meltdown and the resulting Great Recession, you paid a reasonable price for an appraisal, and your loan officer typically received a reasonable opinion of value that led to your purchase or refinance getting funded. Not so much ...

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How Does The Dodd-Frank Act Impact The Appraisal Process?
Among the many regulatory guidelines contained in the act is a new game plan for the appraisal process. These guidelines are intended to ensure that home appraisals are accurate and realistic while preventing unscrupulous brokers from pressuring ...


How to deal with low-ball appraisals
I interpret this statement to mean if you give us crummy appraisals via low scores, you might be buying back that loan. I'm probably the world's biggest screamer when my borrowers get low-balled, and I'm usually on the lenders for reconsideration of ...

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