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Can appraisals shield lenders from buybacks?

Social Media Appraisal Tip Green They can if the appraisal conforms to criteria recently outlined by Fannie Mae. Beginning December 10, 2016, lenders using Fannie Mae’s Collateral Underwriter® (CU™) tool will receive representation and warranty relief for the appraised value on properties with qualifying scores of 2.5 or... Read more

Keys to profitable mortgage lending

Keys-to-Profitable-Mortgage-Lending_thumbnailIt’s always difficult to predict what will happen next in the mortgage industry, but there is a consistent theme to what keeps mortgage lending and servicing executives awake at night — profitability and regulatory pressures. Unfortunately these two challenges are often at odds with each other, as... Read more

The HELOC reset challenge – tackle them now

How HELOC resets can hurtIf you haven’t tackled your home equity line of credit (HELOC) reset loans yet, now is the time. The market has entered the peak volume period for 10-year HELOCs coming due – $158B worth of HELOC loans will need to... Read more

Are real estate appraisal turn times hurting your business?

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Speed up appraisal turn times

If slow appraisal turn times are giving you headaches, you’re not alone. The number of real estate appraisers continues to decline, and lenders are struggling to keep loan cycles short. Delays in appraisal turnaround impact... Read more