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Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, It is Time for New Forms!
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
We are particularly excited to host Julie Jones with Fannie Mae and Scott Reuter with Freddie Mac as they give ValExpo a first-hand chance to learn about their new forms. Do not miss out on this session, register for Valuation Expo now. To learn more ...
Freddie Mac 97 percent loan unveiled with NO income restrictionsThe Mortgage Reports (blog)
Mortgage Rates Back on the Rise - Freddie MacFreddie Mac
Freddie Mac Mortgage Market Survey ArchiveFreddie Mac

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Freddie Mac Appoints John Krenitsky as CCO
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
As the CCO, Krenitsky will oversee and manage Freddie Mac's compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and related controls that govern the company's business activities. The post Freddie Mac Appoints John Krenitsky as CCO appeared first on ...

Scotsman Guide News

Dodd-Frank rollback weakens appraisal standards
Scotsman Guide News
The other thing too is that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have taken some steps to waive appraisals in certain instances, both in loan purchases and in refinances. That has been ongoing for the last 18 months. They have said, well, we are doing that in ...
The Appraisal Foundation Hosts National Appraisal Forum to Discuss Appraisal Waivers and Hybrid AppraisalsPR Newswire (press release)

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Miami Herald

Mortgage Rates Are Actually Unchanged This Week!
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
That claim runs counter to almost any other mortgage rate headline in the mainstream news because big media is in the habit of quoting Freddie Mac's weekly rate survey. That's not necessarily a bad thing as long as you understand the underlying timelines.
Mortgage Rates Back on the Rise - Freddie MacFreddie Mac
Freddie Mac Mortgage Market Survey ArchiveFreddie Mac

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In-Person Home Appraisals Won't Be Required for Some Loans: Should You Get One Anyway?
Realtor.com News
They may no longer be required to get formal property appraisals—a change that could save them hundreds of dollars and speed up the closing process. A little-known change in requirements last year from mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has ...

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Peter Boutell, Lending a Hand: Wealthy borrowers must meet guidelines, too
Santa Cruz Sentinel
There are exceptions to this rule; from time to time we receive a loan approval through the Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac Automated Underwriting Systems that does not require an appraisal. This occurs when Fannie or Freddie's extensive nationwide database ...

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Chicago Daily Herald

Why many home buyers suddenly feel cursed
Chicago Daily Herald
The average rate for 30-year fixed mortgages reached 4.54 percent last week, up from an average of 3.89 percent a year ago, according to Freddie Mac, an entity started by Congress to help expand access to homeownership. Real estate agents and ...

Escrow, Warehouse, Retention Products; Freddie and Fannie Primary Market Changes
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
According to Freddie Mac, first-time buyers, whose median age is 32, accounted for 46% of all purchase mortgages in Q1. This is the largest share since 2012, and likely reflects a softening credit environment and a strong job market. Moreover ...

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Will "Freeing" Fannie/Freddie Improve Housing Finance?
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
Two noted economists, Jim Parrott and Mark Zandi, writing for the Urban Institute, address the notion of shrinking Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's (the GSEs) footprints and eliminating their cross-subsidy of higher risk borrowers. This article summarizes ...

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Refinancing in a rising-rate/rising-property-value market
Chicago Daily Herald
Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac rules: If the loan was originated under Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac guidelines, termination is based on current appraised value rather than original value. ... The borrower must request termination and pay for an appraisal. If the ...

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