Jennifer Miller is President of the Mortgage Solutions Division at a la mode, a leading technology provider to the mortgage and real estate markets. a la mode is the provider of Mercury Network, which allows lenders and AMCs to cloud-manage vendor workflow in compliance with banking regulations and appraiser independence requirements.
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.
Brickman takes to helm of one of the largest mortgage companies in the U.S. today, and while times at the government-sponsored enterprise are filled with uncertainty, Brickman sees nothing but excitement for the future of Freddie Mac.
When buying a home, many Americans consider a 20% down payment to be the norm, the ideal amount of money to put down to get a conventional mortgage with no private mortgage insurance and to keep monthly payments reasonably affordable.