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Lender Appraisal Changes; Freddie and Fannie Updates
Mortgage News Daily
Freddie Mac is re-imagining the Mortgage Experience to create a smarter, simpler, and less costly origination process. We're using big data and advanced analytics to offer an automated alternative to an appraisal through our new automated collateral ...

Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)

Appraisal Forms and the Model T
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
The omission was the almost complete lack of discussion of the outdated appraisal forms. It was particularly surprising since so many of those psychological biases are institutionalized into the appraisal process by the GSEs (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ...

Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates increase after 2 months of declines
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)
After two months of steady declines, Freddie Mac's weekly survey shows mortgage rates increased. The 10-year Treasury yield continued its upward trend, rising seven basis points this week, and, as expected, the 30-year mortgage rate followed. Via ...

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KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to FREMF 2017-K68 and Freddie Mac Structured Pass-Through Certificates K-068
Business Wire (press release)
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings to nine classes of FREMF Series 2017-K68 mortgage pass-through certificates and five classes of Freddie Mac structured pass-through ...


How automation is threatening the appraisal industry
The system can also assess if a property needs to be appraised by a human, or if the data is sufficiently accurate that an automated appraisal is good enough. In addition, Freddie Mac said if the program was successful it would likely extend the ...

Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)

Valuation Expo Las Vegas 2017 Wrap-up
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
Zach Dawson of Fannie Mae and Scott Reuter of Freddie Mac also discussed the state of the appraisal industry in their presentations on the keynote panel. Tom Larsen of CoreLogic rounded out the keynote panel by discussing natural disaster appraisals ...

Appraisal Groups Seek To Prevent Appraisal Waivers
JD Supra (press release)
35 appraiser organizations including the Appraisal Institute are asking Congress to prevent Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae from issuing appraisal waivers. Freddie and Fannie recently announced plans to no longer require appraisals for first purchase loans, ...

New England Real Estate Journal Online

Two of the many issues facing the appraisal profession - by Marcus Johnson
New England Real Estate Journal Online
Waiving Appraisal Requirements: Recently both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac introduced lending programs that waive all appraisal requirements for certain purchase money mortgages. The agencies are competing with each other to increase market share ...

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NAR Weighs in on Appraisal Waivers
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)
As President of the National Association of REALTORSĀ® (NAR), Bill has written to the Federal Housing Finance Agency to voice NAR's thoughts on pending appraisal waivers planned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (GSEs). BUZZ: Bill, thank you so much ...

New England Real Estate Journal Online

Appraisers should unite to rid the profession of Fannie Mae - by Roger Durkin
New England Real Estate Journal Online
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac want to replace residential appraisals with automated valuation models (AVM). Good! No, the idea is better than just good. It is superb. Fannie Mae please go-ahead and utilize your data and regression analysis to calculate ...

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