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Valuation Companies Release New Land Appraisal Product

Kirchmeyer & Associates and its sister company, Real Info, recently partnered with Valligent to release a new collateral valuation product for appraising vacant residential land. The new solution, ParcelView, is intended to replace or enhance a lender's valuation tools for residential land collateral assessment and is expected to save lenders up to 50 percent compared to traditional land appraisals.

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GSEs Release Appraiser Independence Rules to Replace HVCC

The industry has long been awaiting a replacement for the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC). On Friday, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac issued new Appraiser Independence Requirements to supplant the controversial HVCC, but both GSEs say the new appraiser rules, effective immediately, ""make no significant changes to core principles of the HVCC."" Fannie and Freddie say they will continue to review the appraisal rules to address issues relating to conflicts of interests and fee disclosure by appraisal management companies.

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Fannie Mae Developing New Appraiser Requirements to Replace HVCC

Fannie Mae says it is working with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to develop and adopt new appraiser independence requirements that will replace the controversial Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) enacted by the GSEs in May of last year. Until the revised requirements are released, the existing HVCC provisions are still in effect. Fannie Mae says it expects the new appraisal rules to be issued by October 21, but that they will be ""substantially similar"" to HVCC.

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Dodd-Frank Reform Act Includes Stricter Rules for Appraisals

The Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act includes new appraisal management rules as well as stricter laws and firmer penalties for lenders. The bill's appraiser independence standards will give lenders new options on managing appraisers, and lenders are scrambling to evaluate options to decide what will benefit their businesses. An October deadline is looming for the issuance of new appraiser independence rules, which are expected to be more stringent than the Home Value Code of Conduct (HVCC).

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