New Fannie Mae appraisal system for 2015! How will it impact your business this year?

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I just read this article

Seems like at the end of January appraisers will have to jump through some extra hoops to deal with this new software that Fannie Mae has created. It gives its own suggestions on what properties should be used as comps.

Thoughts on how this will impact investors?

Shoot, I was gearing to buy my first property late Jan. Well, it seems like the 'recommendations' aren't mandatory, and it is addressing a valid problem (from the article):

"Most lenders and their AMC partners currently do not have ready access to local data." 

So I'd think large underwriters will still use appraiser recommendations as their systems may be more robust. I think the 'increased workload' people are going on about seems to be negligible, but I am not an appraiser, so would be interested to hear from that point of view.

Overall, no, don't really think it'll be an issue.

@Lucas S.    I hope it wont either. In Chicago crossing one street can be a big deal. I have heard a few appraisers complaining about the extra work they might have to do with no extra pay. But I don't know if that is how the majority feel about the subject. We shall see. 

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