According to a recent report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continue to fail to properly analyze data collected from the Uniform Collateral Data Portal (UCDP) and take considerable risks when purchasing and guaranteeing single-family residential mortgages.  The report charged both Freddie and Fannie with not considering all the appraisal data provided to them through the UCDP, which was created in 2010 to improve loan quality and risk management.  Indications were made that 56,000 loans purchased by Freddie and Fannie between January and June of 2013 showed potential standards violations.  Of even greater concern were 29,000 loans that were acquired for $6.7 billion that had zero property value or value that was highly questionable.  To read more, visit the Appraisal Institute.

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