Posts Tagged: Valuation Management Group

FHFA Announces Maximum Conforming Loan Limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2017

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  Valuation Management Group, as part of our appraisal management services, strives to keep our partners updated on industry related issues. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on November 28th, that for only the second time since the housing crisis, the maximum base conforming loan limits will increase again in 2018.  The 2017 increase… Read more »

Valuation Management Group – SMART

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Many clients utilize or have noticed our SMART products in the dropdown box of available report options. As a result, we receive a handful of calls and questions each week wanting to understand “What is a SMART?” It is a tool for our clients to obtain a reliable, inexpensive, and timely commercial appraisal report. SMART… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Commercial Appraisal Recommendations

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Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and Christmas and New Years are not far behind. Historically, Valuation Management Group begins seeing commercial appraisal order activity pick up during November with everyone wanting to get their transactions closed by year end which is understandable. Regardless of the time of year, as an appraisal management company, Valuation Management Group… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Supports JDRF

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It’s that time of year again when Valuation Management Group prepares for the annual JDRF One Walk on October 21, 2017 to help create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D)! We know you have so many wonderful causes to support and we are always THANKFUL for your support in this mission. VMG has been… Read more »

Inside the Review (Part 2 – Common Revision Requests)

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Valuation Management Group offers a robust technical review and/or desk review of various types of appraisal reports. Both clients and appraisers are often curious about some of our common review findings.  We’d like to share some frequently requested revisions from our review team in order to help you better understand the review challenges. The appraisal… Read more »

Valuation Management Group Partners With The Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia to Support Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Efforts

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Valuation Management Group is proud to partner with the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia (MBAG) to support those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Thousands of people’s lives in Texas have been impacted by this catastrophic storm and, as industry leaders, VMG is thankful to be able to utilize our resources to make a greater… Read more »

Valuation Management Group & Fannie Mae Facilitate Successful Webinar

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Recently, Julie Jones, Fannie Mae Credit Risk Analyst, presented a timely and informative webinar on appraisal quality, Collateral Underwriter®, recent policy updates and related topics. Jeremy Staudenmaier facilitated the real-time answers to appraiser’s questions.  We were pleased to have approximately 300 appraisers participating with us. Effective August 19, 2017, Fannie Mae responded to market changes… Read more »

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD Issue Statements in Response to Hurricane Harvey

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Valuation Management Group is an AMC partner to many lenders who originate loans to be sold in the secondary market. VMG would like to share the following information about Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD’s response to Hurricane Harvey and to provide you with links to the statements and related information. August 25, 2017 –… Read more »

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

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Valuation Management Group and Fannie Mae are pleased to again be co-hosting a webinar on August 23, 2017 at 11 AM EST for appraisers about Collateral Policy and Fannie Mae Guidance.  This informative webinar also took place in February and March, both reaching maximum capacity of over 325 attendees. Julie Jones and Jeremy Staudenmaier, Fannie… Read more »

Inside the Review Part 1 – The Technical Review and The Desk Review

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Valuation Management Group offers both residential and commercial Technical Reviews and Desk Reviews. VMG’s clients frequently report to us that our review process allows the appraisal process to be more cost effective for their company, while at the same time increasing efficiency and providing a comfort level that quality and compliance are being handled. There… Read more »