Browsing: Appraisals


The American Bankers Association today offered feedback to the Federal Housing Finance Agency on appraisal-related policies and practices for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, noting that it “fully supports creating new alternatives to the traditional appraisals available in the market today.”


To help ensure liquidity in the secondary mortgage market, the Federal Housing Finance Agency today directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to engage in additional dollar roll transactions, which would provide investors in mortgage-backed securities with short-term financing of their positions.


A move by the National Credit Union Administration to quadruple the appraisal threshold for nonresidential real estate loans could have broad-reaching consequences for the financial system, according to an op-ed by Appraisal Institute President Stephen Wagner published in American Banker today.

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