Since the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) went into effect on May 1, 2009, there has been quite a bit of confusion over who can now talk with appraisers. I won’t re-hash the entire gist here since I have posted previously about the subject, but I did want to post a link to Fannie Mae’s HVCC FAQ in case you have not seen it. This document may be helpful to home owners, loan officers, and real estate agents who are wondering about what type of communication is appropriate under HVCC (as well as other questions then answer).
NOTE: HVCC only impacts loans that are geared toward Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Appraisals for litigation, estate settlement, divorce, bankruptcy, and FHA, among other purposes, are NOT impacted at all by HVCC. In effect this means an appraiser like myself can regularly and ethically communicate with many clients during the normative course of the business day because HVCC only applies to certain facets of loan work.
www.SacramentoAppraisalBlog.com Have you read Fannie Mae’s FAQ on the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC)?