FHFA extends relaxed appraisal, lending standards

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on Thursday it has extended relaxed lending and appraisal standards put in place due to COVID-19 another month for both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The post FHFA extends relaxed appraisal, lending standards appeared first on HousingWire.

How appraisers value homes in a hot housing market

Housing Wire

Sheridan’s listing appraised at the contract price, and the deal went through without a hitch. The challenge is that the sales data you’re looking at is dated,” said Shawn Telford, chief appraiser at CoreLogic.

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Is the appraisal process color-blind?

Housing Wire

Recently, at an event marking the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre , President Biden announced the launch of a new interagency task force to root out what it calls inequity in the appraisal industry. The dramatic change in value from two appraisals seems unusual.

Appraisal Foundation: Appraisers must take course on bias

Housing Wire

Reacting to headlines pointing to racial bias in some home appraisals, the Appraisal Foundation this week said that it would require all appraisers to take a seven-hour course focused on fair housing laws and bias. Soon after, the Appraisal Foundation took control of USPAP.

The appraisal gap is complicating deals across the country

Housing Wire

Unfortunately, the appraisal put the house’s value roughly $50,000 below than what she paid. Linda had a sizable downpayment but still needed to find a way to close the appraisal gap. She recently had a deal fall apart due to appraisal.

FHFA extends relaxed appraisal, lending standards

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on Thursday that it has again extended relaxed lending and appraisal standards for both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Those alternative appraisals may become long-term solutions.

Will hybrid appraisals become the new normal?

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced Monday it is requesting input on the appraisal policies, practices and processes of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, especially as it relates to the GSEs’ appraisal modernization efforts.

Navigating appraisal challenges in today’s housing market

Housing Wire

The booming real estate market has created a high demand for appraisal services. This is good news for lenders, but it puts a tremendous amount of pressure on appraisers who have to be diligent in their work, while also meeting closing dates.

Home appraisal’s ugly history and uncertain future

Housing Wire

This is Part I of a deep dive into the home appraisal industry, which has faced a growing number of claims of racial bias. Today we explore the origins of the appraisal industry and its current lack of diversity.

Appraisal coalition pledges to combat bias and discrimination

Housing Wire

The Appraisal Institute , American Society of Appraisers , American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers , and the Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers announced a concerted effort to combat unconscious bias and discrimination in a release on Friday.

What to do about the appraiser shortage

Housing Wire

What a two-year stretch it has been for appraisers. The appraisal workforce was already in decline in 2019. These factors combined to throw the appraisal industry in flux. Both said the human appraiser is still the future of the industry.

Voxtur acquires appraisal software firm Anow

Housing Wire

closed on the acquisition of appraisal management software firm Appraisal Now for approximately $30.5 Appraisal Now, better known as “ Anow ,” makes an automated appraisal workflow management platform for the global appraisal market.

Will AI solve the problem of appraisal bias?

Housing Wire

Inaccurate appraisals and valuations can impact the type of mortgage financing a potential buyer receives, whether a seller commands a fair value when selling their home, or whether a homeowner has opportunities to tap into home equity. The post Will AI solve the problem of appraisal bias?

HUD settles with JPMorgan over appraisal bias case

Housing Wire

The finance giant will also begin training home lending advisors and client care specialists in the reconsideration of value process and fair lending issues related to appraisals. Appraisers are independent contractors who are not employed by the bank,” the spokesperson said.

Fannie Mae extends relaxed appraisal, lending standards

Housing Wire

Mortgage giant Fannie Mae extended its relaxed lending and appraisal standards put in place due to COVID-19 into the new year. The flexibilities surrounding verbal verification of employment and appraisals were originally set to expire on Dec.

What is a home appraisal gap?

Housing Wire

When you go to buy a home , your mortgage lender will almost always order a home appraisal. Scenario 1: Your home appraises at your full offer price. Many times, the home appraisal goes off without a hitch. Scenario 2: Your home appraisal comes in low.

Your home appraisal came in lower than your offer – Now what?

Housing Wire

But what happens when the seller accepts that high offer and the home appraisal comes in far lower? . What is an appraisal gap? Before purchasing a house, a buyer’s lender will hire an appraiser to appraise a home. Why did the appraisal come in too low?

UWM will partially refund borrowers for late appraisals

Housing Wire

United Wholesale Mortgage ( UWM ) unveiled a new policy this week, telling brokers that appraisals will be completed within 10 business days or they’ll refund 50% of the appraisal cost back to the customer.

The appraiser can’t be replaced by technology – Here’s why

Housing Wire

The public response to the recent Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Request for Information on appraisal-related issues was significant, with 164 unique written comments. ” The Value of the Human Appraiser. Fast forward 25 plus years and appraisers are busier than ever.

FHA announces launch of new appraisal technology solution

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Administration has announced an upcoming release of its FHA Catalyst: Electronic Appraisal Delivery module on the FHA Catalyst platform. The post FHA announces launch of new appraisal technology solution appeared first on HousingWire.

FHFA’s RFI on appraisals is a critical inflection point

Housing Wire

The FHFA’s engagement of industry stakeholders signifies a critical inflection point for appraisal transformation. For example, appraisal turn time has swelled 65% from 2018, according to recent data published by Freddie Mac. Appraiser shortage.

Reggora gets Series B funding, eyes 2-day appraisals

Housing Wire

Appraisal software company Reggora today announced the completion of a $30 million Series B funding round, led by returning investor Spark Capital. “The appraisal industry is ready for innovation, and we are excited to be at the forefront of those efforts,” Zitin said.

In a hot housing market, gap between purchase price and appraiser condition ratings causes headaches

Housing Wire

Last week, HousingWire reported surging mortgage volume and record low interest rates are putting excess pressure on appraisal turn times. To consider an ROV, appraisers are most often willing to review and consider comps that are more recent, more proximate and more similar,” Johnson said.

What Is an Appraisal? The Appraiser’s Definition

McKissock

There’s often confusion around what is an appraisal and what isn’t. Let’s all agree right from the start: a standardized form like the Fannie Mae 1004/Freddie Mac Form 70 used by the mortgage industry is not an appraisal. They think the form is the appraisal.

Appraisal Institute names Rodman Schley president

Housing Wire

Rodman Schley was selected to become the next president of the Appraisal Institute (AI) beginning Jan. 1, succeeding appraiser Jefferson Sherman, according to the trade organization. The post Appraisal Institute names Rodman Schley president appeared first on HousingWire.

The risks and benefits of non-traditional appraisal methods

Housing Wire

Last year’s record-high origination volumes impacted every aspect of the mortgage cycle, and appraisals were no exception. In light of that, HousingWire recently sat down with ValueLink SVP of Operations Aqil Ahmed to discuss today’s appraisal landscape.

Sierra Pacific to use CoreLogic’s appraisal platform

Housing Wire

Lender Sierra Pacific Mortgage (SPM) announced Wednesday it will use CoreLogic’s collateral valuation platform in order to streamline future home appraisals. By having a centralized appraisal review process in place, we have been able to reduce the underwriting time on each loan.

Nationwide Appraisal Network’s valuation solutions allow lenders to select appraisers based on performance

Housing Wire

With an increased demand for appraisals across the country, the need for efficiency during the appraisal process is greater than ever. NAN’s valuation solutions give lenders the chance to evaluate, select and manage appraisers based on their quality and performance.

Appraisal modernization: What is going on with the forms?

Housing Wire

Here it is: another article about appraisal modernization. Many are tired of hearing about how the appraisal industry needs to change and progress. In many of those reviewed, there is a strong desire to keep appraisals and appraisers as key components of the mortgage lending process.

How to reduce appraisal turn times and improve the borrower experience

Housing Wire

As the appraisal industry struggles to meet demand, Voxtur has developed a solution to streamline the process. HousingWire: What can the industry at large do to support the work of appraisers right now? Appraisers don’t need better management of an outdated process.

Federal regulators finalize appraisal and capital liquidity rules

Housing Wire

These include one that temporarily defers appraisal and evaluation requirements for up to 120 days after the closing of certain residential and commercial real estate transactions, the release said.

No Diversity: 96.5% Of U.S. Appraisers Are White

Miller Samuel

Over the past year, beginning with this NY Times piece: Black Homeowners Face Discrimination in Appraisals that initiated a rising progression of news stories covering discrimination in the appraisal of houses. The appraisal industry is aging out because it is hard to bring in youth.

Global DMS transforms appraisal management software

Housing Wire

Finding an appraisal management software for real estate and commercial that works the way each individual lender does is difficult – usually resulting in time-consuming configurations, development work and training.

Bifurcated Appraisal: An Enhanced Desktop Appraisal

McKissock

There are many articles, blogs, and opinion papers that either support or reject bifurcated and hybrid appraisals, which contributes to a great deal of confusion. Here at McKissock Learning, we do not support any position regarding bifurcated and hybrid appraisals.

Home Appraiser: What Do Appraisers Look At During An Appraisal

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

What Is The Home Appraiser Appraising? What do appraisers look for? A visit from a home appraiser is an inevitable part of selling your home. The post Home Appraiser: What Do Appraisers Look At During An Appraisal appeared first on Massachusetts Real Estate Exposure.

How Much Do Real Estate Appraisers Make?

McKissock

If you’re thinking about starting or advancing your appraisal career, you probably want to know: How much do real estate appraisers make? One of the largest factors impacting potential income for appraisers is license level. So, how much do real estate appraisers make?

There’s No Correct Answer in Appraising

McKissock

He ordered appraisals from three different appraisers, and the purchase price was to be the average of the three value opinions. He knew there’s no correct answer in appraising. Because there’s no correct answer in appraising.

FREE Webinar: Fannie Mae Q2 2021 Appraisal Update

McKissock

On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, McKissock Learning is hosting a FREE one-hour, non-credit Pro-Series webinar titled “Fannie Mae Q2 2021 Appraisal Update.” Here at McKissock Learning, we strive to help real estate appraisers stay in the loop on changes impacting the appraisal profession.

Cash offer startup Ribbon launches appraisal protection service

Inman

The company will now cover the difference for under-appraised homes purchased through its RibbonCash Offers service in all five of its markets. Select Technology appraisal Appraisal contingencies appraisal delays fintech startup ribbon shaival shah

Why Career Satisfaction Is So High Among Appraisers

McKissock

Career satisfaction among real estate appraisers is significantly higher than the national average. Why are appraisers generally happy in their careers? Are some appraisers happier than others? Appraiser career satisfaction.