East Leads Month-Over-Month Home Price Gains
While the most-impressive year-over-year gains in residential property values have been on the West Coast, the East leads month-over-month appreciation.
Fannie Eases Appraisal Requirements
Policy updates and clarifications made by the Federal National Mortgage Association will make appraisal reports easier to complete.
Florida Metros Lead Monthly Home Price Growth
On a month-over-month basis, cities in Florida dominated home price gains. On a year-over-year basis, a pair of Northwest cities continued to lead.
Home Values and Prices Move Higher
National home values and Home Price Indices have gained more than 6 percent on a year-over-year basis, though one forecast has a smaller gain over the next year.
Appraisal Regulations, Compliance and Updates
As appraisers urge the nation's lawmakers to reduce the amount of regulations appraisers are subject to, service providers are helping lenders maintain their own compliance.
U.S. Home Values Surpass Pre-Crisis High
A closely watched measure of the nation's residential property values has ascended above the peak reached before the Great Recession.
Home Prices Continue Rising
Home prices moved higher on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. Year-over-year gains were biggest in the West, while Eastern states led month-over-month gains.
Appraisers Wary of Freddie's Automated Appraisals
A plan by the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to abandon formal appraisals on some home-purchase transactions has appraisers up in arms.
Wells Agrees to Appraisal Fee Settlement
A settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit accusing Wells Fargo & Co. of overcharging distressed borrowers for property valuations.
Mortgage Broker's Attorney Dozes Off During Trial
A Pennsylvania mortgage broker who was convicted of mortgage fraud this week will get a second chance thanks to his lawyer dozing off during trial.