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ValueNet video: the best desktop appraisal technology

valuenet-video-appraisal-technology Watch the ValueNet video for an overview of the ValueNet appraisal technology platform. With both interior and exterior inspection options, support for loans over $250,000 and a 17-year track record, ValueNet can help you improve the profitability of your home equity, HELOC and portfolio loan businesses.   Explore this... Read more

Can appraisals shield lenders from buybacks?

Social Media Appraisal Tip Green They can if the appraisal conforms to criteria recently outlined by Fannie Mae. Beginning December 10, 2016, lenders using Fannie Mae’s Collateral Underwriter® (CU™) tool will receive representation and warranty relief for the appraised value on properties with qualifying scores of 2.5 or... Read more

Keys to profitable mortgage lending

Keys-to-Profitable-Mortgage-Lending_thumbnailIt’s always difficult to predict what will happen next in the mortgage industry, but there is a consistent theme to what keeps mortgage lending and servicing executives awake at night — profitability and regulatory pressures. Unfortunately these two challenges are often at odds with each other, as... Read more

The HELOC reset challenge – tackle them now

How HELOC resets can hurtIf you haven’t tackled your home equity line of credit (HELOC) reset loans yet, now is the time. The market has entered the peak volume period for 10-year HELOCs coming due – $158B worth of HELOC loans will need to... Read more