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LPS’ Appraisal Unit Turns to Mercury Network for UMDP Compliance

Oklahoma-based a la mode announced this week that a second major technology provider has selected the company's Mercury Network to ensure compliance with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's Uniform Mortgage Data Program (UMDP). Lender Processing Services' LSI division is the latest to sign on to a la mode's system. Last week, the company said CoreLogic has also chosen its Mercury Network for appraisal management that meets the GSEs' requirements.

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CoreLogic Chooses Mercury Network for Appraisal Management

Oklahoma-based a la mode announced this week that CoreLogic chose to connect its ValuEdge platform with Mercury Network for receipt of the Native XML appraisal data needed for compliance with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's jointly established Uniform Mortgage Data Program (UMDP). A custom plugin will connect CoreLogic with the Mercury Network of real estate appraisers. The plugin will run an extensive set of quality control rules against the report prior to delivery.

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InHouse Hires Leadership for Appraiser Management Platform

InHouse Inc., a California-headquartered appraisal management company and provider of appraiser management technology for banks, lenders, credit unions, and other mortgage originators, has announced the addition of two new employees. Richard Heft is the company's new national operations manager, and Susan Anderson will serve as VP of sales for the Northeast region.

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Survey: Appraisers Have More Experience Than Previously Thought

A survey conducted of more than 5,000 licensed appraisers across the country by the appraisal management company Coester Appraisal reveals that only 3 percent of appraiser respondents have less than five years of experience, a result that contradicts lenders' and independent appraisers' claims that appraisal management companies (AMCs) are employing inexperienced appraisers. More than half of the AMC appraiser respondents have been in the business for 15 years or more.

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