Uniform Collateral Data Portal (UCDP) Requirements

December 2, 2011Company News

Effective for all Conventional loan applications dated December 1, 2011 and after, appraisal reports will need to be uploaded to the new Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Uniform Collateral Data Portal (UCDP). At this time, appraisals used for Non-Conforming loans, as well as for Government loans, will not be required to be submitted to the UCDP.

Overview
The Uniform Collateral Data Portal (UCDP) is an electronic repository established by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to accept and store appraisal reports in advance of receipt of the actual loan file by those GSE’s. This “early” submission process for appraisals on Conventional loans will ensure that the appraisal report is acceptable, and that Carrington Wholesale Lending has ample time to obtain any corrections needed prior to the loan’s deliver to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.

Appraisal Acceptability
Appraisals submitted to the UCDP will go through a series of compliance checks and the UCDP system will generate a report showing the status of the appraisal at the time it is uploaded. Appraisals must receive a “Successful” status in the UCDP in order to be eligible for funding. Appraisals that receive a score of “Not Successful” or “Rejected” will need to be corrected by the Appraiser and re-uploaded to the UCDP for re-scoring before the loan can be cleared for docs.

Although our approved Brokers will not be responsible for submitting appraisals to the UCDP, Carrington Wholesale Lending will require that Brokers cooperate in obtaining any needed corrections on appraisal reports which are not deemed to be “Successful” by the UCDP system.

Please note that the receipt of a “Successful” score from the UCDP has no bearing on whether or not the value shown on an appraisal report is valid. We will continue to employ our existing internal appraisal review process for all appraisals, Conventional or otherwise, and it is still the Underwriter, not the UCDP, who will ultimately verify an appraisal’s quality and determine the soundness of the property’s value, as indicated by the Appraiser.

Appraisal Transfers
Due to the UCDP compliance requirements as outlined by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, we can no longer make exceptions to our prohibition against accepting appraisals “transferred” from other Lenders on Conventional loans. Effective immediately, transferred appraisals cannot be accepted on Conventional loans with application or appraisal report dates of December 1, 2011 or later, under any circumstances.

If you have additional questions, please consult with your Account Executive.

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