NCUA follows banking regulators to approve new appraisal policy
In today’s Daily Download episode, HW+ Managing Editor Brena Nath discusses an announcement from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) that credit unions can now delay appraisals up to 4 months after a mortgage closes. Last week, Federal banking regulators moved to allow banks to delay getting an appraisal on a property for as many as 120 days after a mortgage closes, and now, credit unions can do the same thing.
In order to “allow credit unions to expeditiously extend liquidity to creditworthy households and businesses in light of recent strains on the U.S. economy as a result of the National Emergency declared in connection with coronavirus disease,” the NCUA will allow credit unions to postpone obtaining an appraisal until four months after a mortgage closes.
Following the main story, HousingWire Digital Producer Alcynna Lloyd covers the Labor Department’s latest report that indicates U.S. jobless claims rose by 4.43 million last week, Freddie Mac’s weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey that reveals mortgage rates slightly ticked up to 3.33% and the U.S. Census Bureau’s new-home sales report that reveals new-home sales tumbled 15.4% in March, marking the biggest drop in more than six years.
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