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Automated Appraisals Don't Paint the Whole Picture
Mortgage News Daily
The use of Automated Valuation Models (AVM) is expected to expand following the announced plans of the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to waive the requirement for a professional appraisal on qualified purchase loans where the loan-to-value (LTV) ratio is ...

Freddie and Fannie May Get Another Jumpstart
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
There has been a flurry of news about the two GSEs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, in the last few weeks. The House Financial Services Committee recently advanced H.R. 4560, the GSE Jumpstart Reauthorization Act of 2017 to the full house for consideration ...

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Moody's assigns definitive rating to Freddie Mac Multifamily Certificates Series ML-03
Moodys.com (press release)
Moody's Investors Service, Inc., a wholly-owned credit rating agency subsidiary of Moody's Corporation (“MCO”), hereby discloses that most issuers of debt securities (including corporate and municipal bonds, debentures, notes and commercial paper) and ...

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KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to FREMF 2017-K71 and Freddie Mac Structured Pass-Through Certificates K-071
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-K71 mortgage pass-through certificates and five classes of Freddie Mac structured pass-through ...

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Transparency vs. Privacy
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
Transparency is certainly something new to the entire mortgage transaction and especially so for the appraiser. Before the mortgage crisis, appraisals were sent mostly in a “flat file”, a PDF or other locked document. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac never ...

Builder Magazine

New Challenges for Determining A Home's Collateral Value
Builder Magazine
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently announced plans to waive the requirement for professional appraisal on qualified purchase loans with a loan-to-value (LTV) ratio of 80% or below, expanding lenders' option to use automated evaluation tools instead ...

Lender/Appraiser Product; Investor Disaster Updates; Movement's Penalty
Mortgage News Daily
"Freddie Mac is Reimagining 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 ...

Appraisers, Scope of Work and the “Alternatives.”
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
This new appreciation for professional appraisers has given rise to a fresh generation of appraisal reports with a different Scope of Work than traditional GSE appraisal products (1004 etc.). These new breeds of appraisal reports are termed ...

Mortgage Rates Recover After Flynn Headlines
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
Mortgage rates were at their highest levels in roughly 1 month as of yesterday afternoon. That ran counter to many of the mortgage rate news stories that came out throughout the day due to said stories using Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey ...

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90% of US Counties Get FHA Loan Limit Increase
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Loan limits will be rising in 2018 for loans guaranteed by the FHA. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Thursday it was boosting limits for those loans in more than 3,000 counties. This will bring FHA loans in line with ...

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