Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Issue Clarifications to HVCC

sudler-sothebys-logo24 July 2009 ? As a result of the efforts of Charles McMillan, the 2009 President of National Association of Realtors (NAR) and its members, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae this week issued new guidance to all lenders on the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC). The letter issued on July 22, 2009 by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) clarifies two very important points that we raised by the Realtors® in recent meetings with officials. First, it states that lenders should use appraisers who have clear experience in the geographic area. Second, it clarifies that appraisers are not prohibited from talking to real estate agents. In a statement released by Charles McMillian, he stated ?NAR has asked Congress and the FHFA to immediately implement an 18-month moratorium on the new HVCC rules to further address unintended consequences of this new rule. We will continue to push for this, but are pleased that this first step was taken today.?

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Andrea Geller, Realtor® with Sudler Sotheby?s International Realty, specializes in residential real estate sales and marketing of resale properties and new construction homes. Acknowledged as an expert in the real estate industry, Andrea has been interviewed for industry related articles for print and online media including the Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago Business, Reuters, Bankrate.com, and Illinois Realtor Magazine. Andrea's commitment extends to the community as an active member of several professional associations. Her appointments include the Board of Directors of the Chicago, Illinois, and National Association of Realtors® and the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce. She markets herself under HOT PROPERTY®, an innovation in the real estate industry led by Chaz Walters that has been marketed since the 1990s. This unique real estate concept is always a step ahead of the industry providing marketing from cutting edge interactive exposure to targeted innovative advertising opportunities. Visit her at www.hotpropertychicago.com or 773.868.3090.

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