Fannie Mae released Lender Announcement 2009-19, Miscellaneous Underwriting, Eligibility, and Property-Related Updates, which, among other things, clarifies some issues with the 1004 Market Conditions Addendum. Readers may recall that the 1004MC Addendum was released in Announcement 08-30 and went into effect earlier this year.
Says the announcement: “To add clarity, Fannie Mae has added several shaded areas to the form to recognize that all the requested data may not be available from the data sources used by the appraiser and therefore the information may not be provided. The lack of completion of these areas is acceptable as long as the appraiser provides an explanation as to why these sections of the form are not complete. However, if the data is available, the appraiser must include the data in the analysis.”
Announcement 09-19 also clarifies time adjustments and modifies the requirement for “Median List-to-Sale Price Ratio”.