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Fannie Mae CEO: We're focused on reducing appraisal turnaround times
So while the industry as a whole is rowing in the same direction, efforts to streamline the appraisal process, Mayopoulous said, is a step in the right direction for Fannie Mae, which earlier this year refined its appraisal policies, which reduced ...
Former Fannie Mae exec Kristy Fercho joins Flagstar as president of mortgageAppraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)

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Fannie Mae keeps economic growth projections unchanged despite political tensions
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Fannie Mae announced in its Economic and Housing Outlook that its growth predictions will remain unchanged during the second half of 2017. Despite mounting political tensions, Fannie Mae predicted economic growth will come in at 2% annually.

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Freddie, Fannie to allow appraisal alternatives for some buyers
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Some homebuyers will be able to opt out of a traditional appraisal when buying a home or refinancing an existing mortgage loan backed by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae. Fannie Mae has updated its automated mortgage underwriting system DU to allow ...

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Freddie, Fannie, and Lender Shifts in Appraisal and Inspection ...
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What does $980k buy in the SF suburb of Vallejo, CA? A property designed by Julia Morgan (think Hearst Castle) with floating stairways, over-sized eves, ...

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Freddie Mac extends appraisal-free mortgage program to purchase loans
Fannie Mae also updated its policy on appraisals this year, and clarified its “existing policy that allows an unlicensed or uncertified appraiser, or an appraiser trainee to complete the property inspection. When the unlicensed or uncertified appraiser ...
Peter Boutell, Lending a Hand: Wealthy borrowers must meet guidelines, tooSanta Cruz Sentinel

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Why Automation Is Killing the Property Appraisal Business
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are already experimenting with some automation, which will undoubtedly continue. Perhaps the future role of the appraiser will be as an arbitrator who offers a human check-and-balance to an automated system, Keys said.

Residential Investment Weighed Down Q2 GDP - Appraisal Buzz
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Real residential investment subtracted from GDP in the second quarter of the year to the greatest extent since the third quarter of 2010. Fannie Mae's August ...

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Indecision is a Decision
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Within the Fannie Mae Selling Guide's 1370 pages, the words “prove” or “proof” are never mentioned relative to appraisals. The word “support”, however, is used often. Back to that duplex. There were enough SFR detached sales in that small Nevada town ...


Struggling with mortgage payments? Refinance with HARP
Houses on a tree lined street Imagenet/Getty Images It's not what you get when you arrive in heaven, and it's not a refreshing Irish lager. HARP, or the Home Affordable Refinance Program, is a great way to refinance your mortgage and save a ton of ...

Appraisal News; Lock Process Changes; HARP, CRT
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Valuation Management is co-hosting a webinar with Fannie Mae on August 23 at 11 AM EST. This webinar will be presented in efforts for appraisers to gain a better understanding of Fannie Mae's mission, to dispel common appraisal myths, and to improve ...

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