With the use of Fidelity’s appraisal management services, you are assured of being in full compliance
with the HVCC and all new Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac requirements.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac now purchase roughly 80 percent of all home loans originated in the United States.
Beginning May 1st, 2009, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac started requiring that lenders represent and warrant that
appraisals related to mortgage loans originated on or after May 1, 2009 conform to the new Home Valuation
Protection Program or, with few exceptions, they will not be purchased.
The new requirements govern appraisal selection, solicitation, compensation, conflicts of interest and corporate
independence, among other reforms. Under the new Code:
- Mortgage Brokers, realtors and loan officers are prohibited from selecting and influencing
- Lenders are prohibited from using "in-house" staff appraisers to conduct initial appraisals and
- Lenders are prohibited from using appraisal management companies wherein they have any ownership stake
All appraisals are conducted by appraisers licensed and in good standing in their respective local states. Licensed
appraisals provided are fully compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.