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How Are Appraisal Complaints Enforced?

How Are Appraisal Complaints Enforced?

Disciplinary complaints against appraisers have become more frequent over the last several years. Of course, not all appraisal complaints result in disciplinary action. If you have had a complaint issued against you, you’re probably curious about how it will be handled. Let’s take a…

Best Podcasts for Appraisers

Best Podcasts for Appraisers

It’s no secret that appraisers spend a lot of time in the car. Whether you’re driving to and from subject properties or sitting at your desk back at the office, podcasts are a great source of entertainment, info, and industry insights. Pop in your…

How to Avoid UAD Hard Stops

How to Avoid UAD Hard Stops

Hard stops are data “errors” that cannot be overridden by the lender. When the UAD and the UMDP were first implemented, lenders were allowed to override errors that would pop up when they did their check of the report. Eventually, Fannie Mae and Freddie…

6 Quick Tips for Appraising Basements

6 Quick Tips for Appraising Basements

Whether finished or unfinished, the presence of a basement will almost always have an impact on the overall value of a home. Here are six basic, but critical, rules for appraising basements. As you consider the value of basements, keep these important steps and…

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.…

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