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Fannie Mae Guidelines vs. Requirements

Fannie Mae Guidelines vs. Requirements

The Fannie Mae Selling Guide is a comprehensive guide for lenders who sell loans to Fannie Mae. Although the Guide is targeted toward lenders, it also contains information that applies to appraisers. After all, the appraisal is an important part of the loan documentation.…

Fannie Mae Freddie Mac 1094 selling guide

Fannie Mae to Drop 1004MC Requirement

At an industry conference on July 29, 2018, a Fannie Mae spokesperson announced that Fannie would be making revisions to its Selling Guide, effective in August 2018. Perhaps the most significant planned revision will be the elimination of the requirement for appraisers to include…

Top 10 Tips for Working with AMCs

Top 10 Tips for Working with AMCs

We love to hate them. But with about 80% of the mortgage appraisal volume being engaged through appraisal management companies, as an appraiser, working with AMCs is almost a necessity today. As mortgage appraisal volumes are declining, one way to boost your business is…

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