Financing & Credit Archive

New Appraisal Standards Board Q&As now available

The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) has issued January Q&As on the following topics: “Verifying” Completion of an Appraisal Assignment Results Fannie Mae Form 1004 Use of Certification with Form 1004D/442 Applicable Edition of USPAP For questions, please contact Emily...
January 15, 2014

Your UMDP & UAD Update

Government sponsored enterprises (GSE), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are reminding interested parties that December 1, 2011, is a pretty important date for the Uniform Mortgage Data Program (UMDP). Going foward, Uniform Loan Delivery Dataset (ULDD) data points must...
November 30, 2011

No Joke: States Aim to Prohibit Foreclosures in Appraisals

An American Banker article last week notes that four states are considering legislation that would prohibit an appraiser from using foreclosures in an appraisal report. According to the article, the rationale is that the high number of foreclosures in...

Federal Reserve Board Issues Appraiser Independence Regs

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve Board released an interim final rule on appraiser independence.  The much-anticipated interim final rule is required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Public Law 111-203).  In their release, the Fed states...
October 19, 2010

House Offer Includes Sunset of HVCC

In an announcement yesterday, Chairman Frank released the House Offer on the financial reform overhaul bill.  Language in the offer includes consumer protection, risk retention, mortgage reform and anti-predatory lending. The proposed amendment for Title XIV includes the provision...
June 22, 2010

FHFA, GSEs Unveil Uniform Mortgage Data Program

Yesterday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced a new initiative by the government sponsored enterprises (GSE) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  The Uniform Mortgage Data Program is a joint effort to create uniform data standards and collection processes. ...
May 25, 2010

FHFA Kills IVPI, Announces Complaint Process

In a letter to New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) Interim Director, Ed DeMarco, announced that the Independent Valuation Protection Institute (IVPI) will not be implemented by Fannie Mae and Freddie mac.  The...

NAR Calls for Implementation of IVPI

On April 6, 2010, the National Association of REALTORS (NAR)® President Vicki Cox Golder sent a letter to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Interim Director Edward J. DeMarco asking that the government sponsored enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie...

HR 3126 Passes House Committee with HVCC Amendment

On October 22, 2009, HR 3126, the “Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2009,” passed the House Financial Services Committee with an amendment that will ultimately sunset the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC). The amendment was offered by Representative...
October 23, 2009

Latest on the Suspension of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker

Last week the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) suspended Taylor, Bean & Whitaker preventing the company from originating and underwriting FHA-insured mortgages. Additionally, Ginnie Mae defaulted and took over TBW’s mortgage backed securities program. Finally, TBW’s...
August 13, 2009