Posts Tagged: fannie mae

In Case You Missed It – Fannie Mae Releases Summary of Selling Guide/Policy Communications in 2017

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Fannie Mae has published a summary of their 2017 communications in a job aid summary – In Case You Missed It.  The job aid lists and summarizes each selling guide announcement, lender letter and DU/DO (Desktop Underwriter/Desktop Originator) release note that were issued during 2017.  Fannie Mae published 68 announcements, lender letters and DU/DO release… Read more »

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 & 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 »

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 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 »

FannieMae & FreddieMac Announce the Joint Creation of Standardized Condominium Project Questionnaires

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Valuation Management Group (VMG) is pleased to share a joint bulletin recently issued by FannieMae and FreddieMac (the GSE’s) introducing their Standardized Condominium Project Questionnaires. The GSE’s require lenders to determine the eligibility of a condominium project when the mortgage loan will be secured by a unit within a condominium project. This involves obtaining a… Read more »

FHA Updates with New Electronic Appraisal Delivery (EAD) portal

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The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced last year in Mortgagee Letter 2015-08 the implementation of the new Electronic Appraisal Delivery (EAD) portal.  The technology is similar to what is currently in place with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Uniform Collateral Data Portal (UCDP), including utilizing Veros as the technology provider. The EAD portal is built… Read more »

Valuation Management Group is Preparing for Collateral Underwriter (CU)

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Collateral Underwriter is a week away from being utilized on all appraisals delivered to Fannie Mae through the UCDP portal. Fannie Mae has provided a number of tools to help lenders, appraisers and appraisal management companies to be prepared for the January 26, 2015 release. Go to the Fannie Mae CU Page for more information… Read more »