Lender Resources

Lender Resources and Links


The Appraisal Institute is a global association of nearly 23,000 real estate appraisers. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide.

The Appraisal Institute offers lender resources including publications, periodicals, education and information on joining the Appraisal Institute as an Affiliate.


The Appraisal Foundation was created to promote professionalism and ensure public trust in the valuation profession.


A downloadable PDF document developed by the Appraisal Foundation for lenders working in the loan underwriting process. It provides an overview of the entire appraisal process as well as insight into working with appraisers.


The Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) oversees appraiser regulatory programs, monitors the requirements addressing appraisal standards for federal financial institutions, maintains the National Registry of State certified and licensed appraisers and monitors and reviews the operations of the Appraisal Foundation.


Fannie Mae guarantees and purchases loans from mortgage lenders to ensure families can buy homes, refinance or rent homes. Fannie Mae is the leading source of residential mortgage credit in the US secondary market.


Freddie Mac works with mortgage lenders to help people get lower housing costs and better access to home financing. Freddie Mac helps to stabilize neighborhoods and communities through homeowner assistance programs and homeowner education.


The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) was created by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. FHFA supervises and regulates Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks to promote their safety and soundness, supports housing finance and affordable housing and supports a stable and liquid mortgage market.


The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) works to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities with quality affordable homes for all.


The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is a national association representing the entire real estate finance industry. They are an influential voice for real estate finance, creating transparent, efficient markets that provide broad access to diverse capital sources and benefit both borrowers and communities.


The Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) was created by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to define all fields required for an appraisal submission for specific appraisal forms and to standardize definitions and responses for key fields.

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