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Commentary on the the US Appraisal Market – Change is Coming
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
The Appraisal world is under intensifying pressure that will likely accelerate the pace of M&A consolidation. We see the new “registry” component of the Dodd Frank rollback as another potential catalyst for consolidation in the fragmented appraiser and ...


Fannie, Freddie plan to modify credit scoring, servicing, appraisals
The GSEs will also look more closely at the appraisal market as they research, assess, and begin planning for appraisal process modernization, which could include revised appraisal forms and data requirements. Fannie and Freddie are already testing ...

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Fannie Mae joins Freddie in allowing appraisal-free purchase mortgages
... Property Inspection Waivers will be allowed on mortgages with low loan-to-value ratios. The GSE explained the change will allow lenders to offer better efficiency and cost savings. ... Collateral Underwriter uses statistical models and algorithms ...
Freddie and Fannie's appraisal-free mortgages to slash closing timesInman.com

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National Mortgage News

Freddie Mac's risk-sharing success may help lower G-fees
National Mortgage News
If Freddie Mac's credit-risk transfer activities continue to grow, mortgage lenders could eventually see a reduction in the guarantee fees they pay to the government-sponsored enterprise, according to CEO Donald Layton. Freddie Mac has transferred a ...

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National Mortgage News

Mortgages without appraiser visits? Fannie Mae pilot asks why not
National Mortgage News
Some appraisal alternatives are more reliable than others, Moody's Investors Service noted in a recent report, and neither GSE is likely to move ahead with a full hybrid appraisal rollout without a statistically sound set of consistent data elements ...

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AMCs respond to FHFA report they bring little value to appraisals
We urge caution in taking away anything conclusive about the staff working paper at this time, other than the fact that it concludes that lenders that use an AMC to provide quality control before an appraisal is submitted to a GSE is comparable to a ...

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Digital Marketing Products; Freddie and Fannie Secondary Activity Picks Up
Mortgage News Daily
National MI has several great trainings lined up for you this month: Wednesday, June 13, – Fannie Mae's HomeReady Mortgage Overview, Thursday, June 14, – Fannie Mae's HomeStyle Renovation Mortgages Simplified, Tuesday, and June 19, – Appraisal Review ...

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National Mortgage News

Cloudvirga tool submits AUS data to both GSEs simultaneously
National Mortgage News
Cloudvirga, in collaboration with Freddie Mac, has created the capability for loan officers to submit mortgage loan data to both government-sponsored enterprises' automated underwriting systems simultaneously with a single click. Currently, if a loan ...

Clarocity Corporation Announces Q1 2018 Financial Results
Canada NewsWire (press release)
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 ...


Everything you need to know about Fannie, Freddie appraisal-free purchase mortgages
Freddie Mac began their program earlier this summer, while Fannie Mae began offering appraisal-free mortgages on some of its refinances through its Day 1 Certainty program back in 2016. The answer from both companies was the same: After rising interest ...

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