FHA Delays Implementation of Appraisal Rules

On December 23, 2009, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced the enactment of two appraisal Mortgagee Letters (ML) will be delayed until February 15, 2010. ML 2009-28, Appraiser Independence, prohibits mortgage brokers and commission-based lending staff from ordering the appraisal. In ML 2009-51, FHA announced it is adopting the Appraisal Update and/or Completion Report, Fannie Mae Form 1004D/Freddie Mac Form 442/March 2005.

ML 2009-28 and ML 2009-51 were initially to be implemented on January 1, 2010. According to FHA, the extension “will provide FHA and lenders additional time to adjust systems to accommodate the changes.”

  1. Russell N. Reynolds

    Thanks for ripping the spoon from which my kid eats form his mouth. Give your execs their bonuses…they had nothing to do with this. SOB’s !!