Fannie Mae’s post-purchase reviews of mortgage loan files have identified issues with appraisals. As a result of those reviews, new policy requirements and clarifications concerning existing lender requirements are being added to a number of appraisal sections of the Selling Guide, including:
Inclusion of interior photographs in the appraisal report B4-1.2-06
• interior photographs, which must, at a minimum, include:
– the kitchen;
– all bathrooms;
– main living area;
– examples of physical deterioration, if present; and
– examples of recent updates, such as restoration, remodeling, and renovation, if present.