If you have not already heard, as of Friday May 1st 2009, as one industry expert put it, “the complete lending landscape just changed!” To bring that back in from a more macroscopic statement, the way that appraisal are performed for certain types of real estate has changed. Welcome to the new world “after: the introduction of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC). The HVCC pertains to mortgage loans (originated from May 1st onward) that are intended for sale to either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
SO REMIND ME AGAIN ABOUT THE HVCC?
Last week’s article went over the Good, Bad and the Ugly of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct, and before I continue I wanted to remind folks of a few things about the HVCC.
According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the HVCC builds on existing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac seller-service guidelines to “increase …