Thursday , 21 January 2021

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Bifurcated Appraisal: An Enhanced Desktop Appraisal

There are many articles, blogs, and opinion papers that either support or reject bifurcated and hybrid appraisals, which contributes to a great deal of confusion. Here at McKissock Learning, we do not support any position regarding bifurcated and hybrid appraisals. Our goal is simply to provide illumination and help you understand the advantages and challenges of these appraisal services so …

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Fannie and Freddie Release New Hybrid and Desktop Forms for Testing

As part of their appraisal modernization efforts, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) have issued test forms for Hybrid and Desktop appraisal assignments. The forms will be made available to the major appraisal report software providers. The GSEs have also aligned on guidance regarding the use of these test forms, including formal definitions for “Hybrid” and “Desktop” assignments. These …

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FHA and VA Issue COVID-19 Appraisal Guidance

Within the last several days, HUD/FHA and VA have both issued updated guidance for appraisers regarding appraisal scope of work and COVID-19. HUD issued Mortgagee Letter 2020-05 on March 27, 2020. On a temporary basis, appraisers are permitted to perform desktop or exterior-only inspection appraisals for FHA loans. This guidance is effective until May 17, 2020, although it may be …

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