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Leading Reverse Mortgage Wholesale Lenders utilize AppraiserLoft for Appraisal Services

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Eight of the top ten Reverse Mortgage Wholesale Lenders use AppraiserLoft as a preferred appraisal management company. AppraiserLoft has dedicated itself to work with the nation’s leading reverse mortgage wholesale lenders over the past few years.   AppraiserLoft’s current client list includes many of the industry leading reverse mortgage wholesale lenders including: Financial Freedom/OWB, James [...]

Vermont Backs Appraisal Independence

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Vermont is the latest state to pass a law ensuring the independence of appraisals. Read on for the details. (6/11/2022) is the latest state to support appraisal independence by passing a law that reforms the mortgage process. HB 171 was signed into law by Governor Jim Douglas on May 21, 2009. It is known as [...]

Survey shows most, but not all, lenders confident of meeting HVCC

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

A new survey shows lenders are confident of having their systems compliant with the HVCC in time for the May 1 deadline, although few have actually finished their system upgrades - yet. Read on for the full survey details. (4/2/2023) With just one month to go, U.S. mortgage lenders are confident that their systems will [...]

NAMB’s Strategic Withdrawal of Legal Action Against FHFA

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

McLean, Virginia, April 2, 2023 – In February 2009, the National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB) filed suit against the Federal Housing Finance Administration (FHFA) to block implementation of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC), which will inhibit competition among mortgage originators and increase the cost of mortgages to consumers. NAMB’s suit asserted that [...]

Indiana prohibits improper influence of appraisers

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Indiana becomes the latest state to outlaw the improper influence of appraisers, making any offense a Class A misdemeanor. Read on for the full details. (3/31/2009) In response to the growing rise of appraisal fraud many states have passed legislation prohibiting the improper influence of appraisers. Indiana is the latest state to pass such a [...]

Utah, Arkansas Governors Sign Nation’s First AMC Laws

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Earlier this week, the governors of Utah and Arkansas signed the nation’s first laws that will bring appraisal management companies under the regulatory oversight of their state’s real estate appraiser boards. In addition to the registration requirements, the new Utah and Arkansas laws, which are effective on May 12, 2023 and January 1, 2023 respectively, [...]

Fannie, Freddie Release Updated FAQs on HVCC

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

On March 31, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac released an updated Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Home Valuation Code of Conduct that is set to take effect May 1, 2009. Highlights of the FAQ include sections regarding mortgage broker initiation of the appraisal process, quality control, and loan production staff training. In its FAQs, Fannie [...]

Home Valuation Code of Conduct Q & A (Freddie Mac)

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

The Code What loans are impacted by the Code? On and after May 1, 2009, Freddie Mac will not purchase mortgages from Sellers that do not adopt the Code with respect to single-family mortgages that are delivered to Freddie Mac. Is the Code only applicable for loans originated in New York State? No, the Code [...]

Indiana is latest state to outlaw appraiser influence

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Indiana is the latest state to outlaw any influence on a real estate appraiser. This legal update continues the trend of states taking action to create a fair and just system. We’ve lacked many checks and balances over the last ten years, and it’s haunting us each and every day. This new bill is addressing [...]

Ellie Mae’s New HVCC-Compliant Appraisal Services Provide Fast and Easy Way to Achieve Compliance With New Guidelines

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

New Home Valuation Code of Conduct regulations in effect on May 1, 2009, require mortgage professionals to change the way they do business with appraisers PLEASANTON, CA—March 13, 2009—Ellie Mae, the leading provider of loan processing software for mortgage bankers, brokers and other third party originators, announces its HVCC-Compliant Appraisal Services, a new program designed [...]

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