Given the appraisal flexibilities provided in Lender Letter LL-2020-04, Impact of COVID-19 on Appraisals, how will Fannie Mae perform post-purchase quality control reviews on the exterior-only inspection appraisal report and desktop appraisal reports? UPDATED
When Fannie Mae performs quality control or any other post purchase reviews on these appraisal reports, they will be based on the modified scopes of work for the exterior-only inspection appraisal reports and desktop appraisal reports, respectively. The appraiser’s description of the subject property must be complete, and the opinion of the market value of the subject property must be adequately supported. The review will include an assessment of whether there are property deficiencies, including those impacting safety, soundness, or structural integrity, that were reasonably discoverable in the normal course of business as of the effective date of the appraisal, given the applicable scope of work.
For more information, refer to the published Lender Letter LL-2020-04, Impact of COVID-19 on Appraisals.