A new bill—known as the “Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act” (H.R. 299)—was recently signed into law by President Trump and will soon allow the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to back loans...

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In today’s highly competitive housing market, having an efficient appraisal process is critical to ensuring quick closings and happy customers. However, mitigating this process without the proper...

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“The Homebuyer Assistance Act of 2019”, which is designed to address the current shortage of certified appraisers (particularly for FHA mortgages), was recently advanced by the House Financial...

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In it’s most recent “Appraiser Update” newsletter, Fannie Mae continued its discussion of the GSEs’ ongoing appraisal modernization efforts, which includes impending updates to the Uniform...

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Efficiency is the key to succeeding in today’s highly competitive housing market, as the ability to close loans quickly ensures good customer service (leading to more referrals). Timely closings,...

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The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently announced that it is delaying the implementation of an impending rule that would have required digital signatures on appraisals when uploaded to...

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