Fannie Mae FAQs

 

Home Valuation Code of Conduct Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Updated March 2010
To help enhance the integrity of the home appraisal process in the mortgage finance industry, in March 2008, Fannie Mae entered into an agreement with our regulator – the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) (then the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight) – and the New York Attorney General’s office to adopt certain policies relating to appraisals for loans delivered to us. Following a public comment period, the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (Code) was modified and became effective for single-family mortgage loans (except government-insured loans) originated on or after May 1, 2009, and delivered to Fannie Mae.

The following FAQs provide additional clarification on implementation of the Code. Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s FAQs may differ to some extent in style or structure, but present no substantive differences in interpretation or implementation of the Code, nor do they impose any different operational requirements.

View the Code on www.efanniemae.com.

Scope of Coverage

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Selection of an Appraiser

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In-House Appraisers

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Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs)

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Mortgage Brokers

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Portability of the Appraisal

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Payment for the Appraisal

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Appraisal Report Copies

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Appraisal Review

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Quality Control

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Independent Valuation Protection Institute (IVPI)

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