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Appraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)

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 ...

Mortgage lenders begin to ease credit standards on GSE eligible loans
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)
More lenders report they eased credit standards rather than tightened them, and many expect this trend to continue in the next quarter, especially for GSE eligible loans. Lenders' comments suggest that competitive pressure and more favorable guidelines ...

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Message from housing finance groups: Congress must work on GSE reform
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)
Initial talks from the Trump administration on reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are not happening as quickly as originally anticipated due to a growing back log of things to accomplish in Washington D.C. Despite the slowed-down timeline, some of ...

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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
These appraisers have either quit, failed to renew a license, or had their appraisal business ruined by the imposition of reputationally and economically damaging professional sanctions based on evidence that should not have permitted a reasonable mind ...

Mortgage News Daily

UI Praises HARP Benefits, Lessons
Mortgage News Daily
The GSEs produced appraisals through their automated valuation system. This provided accurate-enough valuations for the required mortgage-backed securities disclosures. Mortgage insurers transferred their coverage from the old loan to the new one, ...

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News From NAMB: October 5, 2017
National Mortgage Professional Magazine (blog)
In his appearance before the House Financial Services Committee this week, FHFA Director Mel Watt showed an evolving stand on GSE reform. It seems quite clear that the ... just what we need. The money goes to the Appraisal Subcommittee, of course.

Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)

What If?
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
What if some of our vendor partners contributed temporary licenses to use software or supplied data or other tools gratis for 6 to 12 months to help ease the initial burden of both cost and structure on both appraiser & trainee? Could this be the ...

Clarocity Corporation Announces Expiry of Warrants and Automatic Exercise of Put Right
Every day GSE, banking, and investor clients rely on our proprietary solutions to value assets, fund loans, and securitize portfolios. As a fully integrated technology and valuation services company, Clarocity provides a full spectrum of appraisal and ...

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Stepping Up To CWCOTs - DSNews.com

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Stepping Up To CWCOTs
As of the summer of 2016, approximately 11 percent of all FHA loans were delinquent, compared with the 3 to 4 percent percent range of traditional GSE products. The fourth quarter of 2016 saw the first increase in delinquency rates for ... this asset ...


Everything you need to know about Fannie, Freddie appraisal-free purchase mortgages
That same day, Fannie Mae also announced their appraisal-free purchase mortgage, offering its product effective immediately. But what does that mean exactly? Who qualifies? Are the GSEs moving to take appraisers out of the home buying process?

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