Call to Action

Many of you probably don't know is that Fannie Mae has a communication platform on their website, but it is buried so deep that it is hard to find. I have attached the link below.

Fannie Mae is in the process of "Modernizing the Appraisal". Providing useful feedback MAY help shape what we will be doing in the future. One of our Colleagues with the Network spoke with Carol Bell at Fannie Mae last week along with those heading up the modernization process. It seems they are looking for a broader range of valuation options ranging from the Day One Appraisal Waiver, Desktop type reports to a more intense SFR (1004) type report. They expressed that the UAD data is not working as they had hoped and intimated that they are going to make some changes.

I don't know how much influence we, as a group will have, but I am pretty sure that more feedback is better than none.

Contact Fannie Mae

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Chariman Hensarling - GSE Reform Bill

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Sharing Information Among Us

One of the benefits of being a SCPAC member is sharing industry information. Not only do we share our information, we also share information from others . We encourage each of you to share industry articles with us. Being informed leads to success! Read More

Data doesn't create meaning, people do

In the interview we did with Fannie Mae last issue, Fannie Mae & Your Future, Fannie says that they have determined that big data, when combined with new and powerful algorithms, are "good enough" for certain types of transactions—and are cheaper and faster to boot, which is seemingly what everyone demands these days. Read More

SCPAC is Proud to Announce the Following

The Appraisal Foundation has announced that SCPAC Board Member, Ben Atkins, will serve as Chair of the Membership Committee for TAFAC, The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council for 2018. Congratulations to Ben on this new position and thanks for representing SCPAC so well!

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Mon, 22 Apr 2019 18:36:00 -0400
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Keller Williams to begin buying and selling houses

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 17:27:00 -0400
Following a path previously laid out by the likes of Zillow and Redfin, and taking a page out of the playbook of Opendoor, Offerpad, and others, Keller Williams is about to start buying and selling houses. Next month, Keller Williams will launch an iBuyer offering, which it is calling “Keller Offers.”

Urban Institute: It hasn’t been this easy to get a government-backed mortgage for 10 years

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:38:00 -0400
The government has made mortgage credit more readily available in the last few months than it has been at any point over the last 10 years, a new report from the Urban Institute shows. According to the report, the level of mortgage credit available for loans backed by the FHA, VA, and USDA was higher during the fourth quarter of 2018 than it was during any quarter since 2009.


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Annual Conference & USPAP Course

Calling All Appraisers!!!! The SCPAC Annual Conference is coming up in February and we would love to have you there. The conference will be at the Hilton Garden Inn, Mount Pleasant, SC on February 16th and 17th. Arrive early and take a moment to recharge your Appraiser Engines!