Category: Uniform Appraisal Dataset

Fannie Mae Lies 6

It’s Not a Comp, It’s a Sale; Stop Fannie Mae Lies!

Appraisers, Something’s been gnawing at my craw ever since January when FNMA’s wonderful Collateral Underwriter (CU) was unleased to the world.  And before that, when FNMA’s Appraiser Quality Monitoring (AQM)...

FNMA CU Training 6

New Fannie Mae CU Training Video

Appraisers, FNMA has released a new training video that helps lenders understand how to PROPERLY use Collateral Underwriter, which in some cases has not been happening since Jan. 26, 2015....

Rules Compliance Regulations ~copyright AppraisersBlogs 6

CU and Appraiser Regulation

Whether you believe Fannie Mae’s comprehensive rollout of Collateral Underwriter will finally weed out the lazy form-fillers or it will end up euthanizing the aging residential leg of the profession...

Enough is Enough ~copyright AppraisersBlogs 11

Original Comparable Photos

I recently received an AMC update and reminder about the need for and why actual comparable photos are necessary. My reply: Original Comparable Photographs: Scope of Work Point 3: Inspection...

CU survey results 0

“Should CU be Transparent” Survey Results

FNMA’s CU is causing a big industry ruckus. ICAP member Keith Wolf, SRA, AI-RRS, created a survey in January because opinions being posted across multiple message boards and blogs are fragmented....

Census Tract as Neighborhood Boundaries in Appraising 1

Census Tracts & Appraising

  The latest ‘buzz word’ in our profession is an indication from Fannie Mae that as of Jan. 26, 2015, their Collateral Underwriter electronic review software (made available only to...