FHA delays implementation of HVCC for Sunnyvale Mortgages


HVCCFHA delays implementation of HVCC for Sunnyvale Home Loans until February 15, 2010. FHA announced today that the enactment of Appraiser Independence has been delayed. This was originally planned for a January 1, 2010 implementation.

On the lines of HVCC, the FHA policy prohibits mortgage brokers and commission-based lender staff from the ordering the appraisal or communicating directly with the appraiser at any stage during the transaction. Since implementation of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) for conventional loans in May 2009, many challenges and difficulties with appraisals have been reported, such as low appraisals, inexperienced appraisers, out-of-area appraisers unfamiliar with a local neighborhood, and problems with Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs).

Sunnyvale first time home buyers who are planning to avail of FHA home loan would definitely welcome this move. HVCC moratorium bill is also being considered by the congress. If passed, this bill will provide a moratorium on HVCC for 18 months.

If you are a First Time Home Buyer in Sunnyvale looking for an FHA purchase loan you may like to start the process before February 15th to avoid getting into the HVCC hassle. Contact me to find out what are the loan requirements for an FHA Loan in Sunnyvale.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsShashank Shekhar • December 26 2009 02:02PM


Yes!  Thanks to this decision I was able to pay my bills and eat this month.  I'm taking a part-time job next month, and refusing to work for AMC's.  Too bad so few people are making their voices heard on this issue.  Thanks for your support Shashank.

Posted by Alix Pinzon, (562)743-6086 (Open Mortgage, LLC NMLS # 2975) about 10 years ago

I agree! I hear people make a lot of complaint about it but not too many people would go out there and make their voices heard. 

Posted by Shashank Shekhar, San Jose, CA Mortgage Broker/Lender (Arcus Lending) about 10 years ago