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Valuation Management Group Announces Fannie Mae’s Newsletter for Appraisers

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Valuation Management Group is pleased to inform residential real estate appraisers that Fannie Mae has just released their first newsletter for appraisers. It is titled, Fannie Mae Appraiser Update – Periodic updates for residential appraisers serving Fannie Mae lender customers. Appraisers can view this timely and informative newsletter at in the Newsletter section at https://www.fanniemae.com/singlefamily/appraisers…. Read more »

Fannie Mae Second Webinar Maximum Capacity Attendance

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Valuation Management Group co hosted with Fannie Mae a second webinar; Fannie Mae Update, Collateral Polity and Technology Guidance for Appraisers. Julie Jones and Jeremy Staudenmaier, credit risk analysts for Fannie Mae were the presenters. They successfully achieved the goal for residential real estate appraisers to obtain a better understanding of Fannie Mae’s mission, to… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Discusses Handling a Revised Purchase Contract

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Valuation Management Group is actively working to stay on top of all trending appraisal and appraisal management services topics. One topic that has received much discussion recently is the change in sales price after the effective date of an appraisal report.  We have received many questions from both clients and appraisers on how this issue… Read more »

Valuation Management Group’s Appraisal Appeal Suggestions

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Valuation Management Group strives to keep its clients and appraisers informed about best practices in the real estate appraisal arena. An often asked question is, “What is the best way to handle a request for appraisal reconsideration or appraisal appeal?” Best practice begins with putting the request in writing. VMG utilizes a form titled Request… Read more »

Fannie Mae Collateral Policy & Technology Guidance For Appraisers

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Valuation Management Group co-hosted the Fannie Mae update webinar on February 22, 2017 to a maximum capacity of residential real estate appraisers. Julie Jones and Jeremy Staudenmaier, credit risk analysts for Fannie Mae, presented quality information. They answered many questions that were asked live on the chat by attending appraisers. They achieved the goal for… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Shares Statistical Data

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Valuation Management Group enjoys sharing appraisal and general real estate topics with our client and appraiser partners. We hope you find the following statistical data for 2016 and early 2017, as it relates to single family housing and trends, to be of interest. One data source we consulted was First Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (FMLS)…. Read more »

Valuation Management Group Announces Fannie Mae Selling Guide Announcement SEL-2017-01 – Appraiser Guidance

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Valuation Management Group strives to keep its clients and appraisers informed about best practices in the real estate appraisal arena. On January 31st, 2017, Fannie Mae announced some changes effective immediately. The appraisal changes that were announced involve comparable sales in new projects or subdivisions. Prior requirements stated the appraisal must include at least one… Read more »

Valuation Management Group to Co-host Webinar with Fannie Mae – Collateral Policy & Technology Guidance for Appraisers

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VMG is pleased to announce great news for residential real estate appraisers. Fannie Mae is presenting a free webinar just for appraisers. Mark your calendars for February 22, 2017, 11 AM EST. Register for the event by CLICKING HERE! Registration is limited, so register today. Julie Jones, Fannie Mae Credit Risk Analyst will be the… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Discusses Hypothetical Conditions in an Appraisal Report

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Valuation Management Group, as an appraisal management services company, deals with many unique appraisal issues and methodologies. As our quality assurance appraisal reviewers notice areas of interest, we strive to share the industry information with our clients and appraisers to keep everyone informed. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) states in Standards Rule… Read more »

Valuation Management Group to Co-Host Fannie Mae Webinar

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Valuation Management Group is proud to announce we will be co-hosting a Fannie Mae Webinar for appraisers about Collateral Underwriter. The goal of the webinar is for appraisers to gain a better understanding of Fannie Mae’s mission, to dispel common appraisal myths and to improve communication. Julie Jones and Jeremy Staudenmaier, Fannie Mae Credit Risk… Read more »