There are 95 Collateral Underwriter messages that affect appraisers, and the majority are the same issues they’ve dealt with for years. So yes, there will be an adjustment period as with any change, but end times are not near.
In our experience with numerous lenders and AMCs, appraisal quality assurance is typically one extreme or the other: too manual or too automated — both leading to inconsistent or ineffective results. If any of these 10 warning signs sound familiar, it’s time to implement a procedural change for compliance and a defensible position that results in better lending decisions.
In the past year, we’ve seen several announcements and compliance deadlines on the same topic: The importance of appraisal quality assurance. In an environment with so many new requirements and market challenges, it’s not surprising many lenders are afraid they’re not keeping up with all the regulations.
Sometimes offshoring sounds like a bad word. In reality, offshore mortgage servicing simply means using remote staff, usually to take advantage of lower labor and overhead costs and round-the-clock staffing availability. But legitimate questions remain. In the midst of increasing compliance pressures, is offshoring a sound strategy for mortgage servicers looking to stay competitive, or a fast track to dissatisfied customers and trouble with the CFPB?
Houses that have been rehabbed in the recovery project are now being sold as quickly as they are completed, and the profit on each house goes right into rehabbing the next one. In the past two years, the company has rehabbed and sold 58 homes, and has plans to do 200 more.
The fate of the Fannie and Freddie investors is not our concern. We are concerned about what happens to communities. And what is happening right now is that the future ability of working class families to obtain responsible home loans is in serious jeopardy.