Articles Tagged with ''Appraiser''

Should borrowers be charged AMC fees and appraiser fees separately?

There are two sides to mortgage lending valuations at play here
The appraisers I speak to paint the AMCs as part of some large conspiracy to nickel-and-dime their way to big profits. The AMCs I speak to believe they are vital to maintaining the arms-length regulatory requirements set forth by Dodd-Frank. Are the AMCs hiding something? Maybe, maybe not. But, there is certainly something missing.
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LendingLife reader: “Only a handful of AMCs will remain in a few years”

Industry left scrambling for solutions?
Last week readers of LendingLife got a first look at the Veros, Valligent partnership promising to cut mortgage lending cost. In that article, it's written that a big part of that cost savings would be taking the legwork out of valuations. More importantly, the news set off some responses from LendingLife readers, not just on the partnership, but on the state of the valuations industry as a whole.
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Overworked and underpaid: Here are the challenges facing appraisers next year

Industry suffers from a clear lack of unity
While most sectors of the mortgage industry managed the increased demand with few hiccups, the appraisal services segment of the industry did not fare as well. The uninterrupted appraisal demand throughout 2016 and into the first quarter of this year led to chronic fatigue that spread throughout the appraiser population, leaving 3 major challenges for the industry to face.
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Freddie Mac extends appraisal-free mortgage program to purchase loans

Creates “better experience” for lenders and homebuyers
Freddie Mac announced it is extending its program which cuts appraisers out of the mortgage process to purchase loans in order to create a better experience for lenders and homebuyers. The company estimates this could save borrowers an estimated $500 in fees and cut closing times by about 10 days.
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