Fannie Mae Updates Requirements For Appraisal Review and Comps
February 10, 2017
Fannie Mae recently made changes to its appraisal process and financial eligibility requirements for seller/servicers. In order to be able to use its discretion to enforce breaches of financial eligibility requirements that apply to seller/servicers, the GSE said it had to change certain polices. This allows Fannie, when warranted, to determine whether a breach of the lender contract should be called. “The changes include how lenders can comply with our requirements for maintaining minimum acceptable levels on capital,” said Jude Landis, Fannie’s vice president of credit policy. Prior to the change, explicit criteria in its selling guide limited Fannie’s ability to apply enforcement discretion.