Items Tagged with 'reverse mortgage appraisals'

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  • Class Valuation acquires reverse-focused AMC Landmark Network

    Erik Richard named COO of Western region, will oversee reverse support nationwide
    Landmark Network, a reverse mortgage appraisal management company, has been acquired by nationwide AMC Class Valuation, which recently changed its name from Class Appraisal. "Landmark is a leader in a market that we expect to grow as Baby Boomers look for options to carry them through retirement," said Class Valuation Chief Innovation Officer Scot Rose.
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  • Appraisal experts: Here’s how you can best prepare your borrower

    Set expectations, and if they must appeal, bring solid comps
    Borrowers often have considerable expectations when it comes to their home’s estimated value, and navigating these can be tough for both the loan officer and the appraiser. Experts from two appraisal management companies recently discussed how to best prepare a borrower for an appraisal the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association conference in San Diego, and here’s what they said.
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  • FHA publishes FAQ on second appraisal mandate for reverse mortgage loans

    Clarifies specifics for HECM lenders
    It’s only been in play for a few weeks, but the HECM industry continues to speculate just how impactful FHA’s new second appraisal mandate has been. In the meantime, the agency sought to clear up any confusion among lenders, recently publishing a list of FAQs on the new guideline. The biggest takeaway? Its process is proprietary, so don’t expect any clues about its methods.
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  • FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery hints at issues in FHA appraisals

    Already seen problems in HECM, but there might be problems in forward too
    The FHA has already identified issues in appraisals on reverse mortgages and is taking steps to address the problem. But now, FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery told the crowd at the Mortgage Bankers Association 2018 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., on Monday that the FHA is seeing some things in forward appraisals that give him "pause."
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