Will mortgages with desktop appraisals be eligible for representation and warranty relief for value?
Yes. When a desktop appraisal is obtained using Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (Form 1004) , or Individual Condominium Unit Appraisal Report (Form 1073) , and submitted to Uniform Collateral Data Portal® (UCDP®), the appraisal will be assessed for valuation representation and warranty relief in Collateral Underwriter. All appraisals with a risk score of 2.5 or less that meet the requirements of the Selling Guide will receive valuation representation and warranty relief.
For more information, refer to the published Lender Letter LL-2020-04, Impact of COVID-19 on Appraisals.