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Lender-Specific Questions to MomentumHow do I order appraisals from Momentum? How do I check the status of orders that I've already placed?
To learn how to order appraisals from Momentum and how to check the status of your orders using Momentum's Online Status System (OSS), please see our Online Ordering and Status Instructions. You can also check order status by contacting Momentum via email or phone. See our Contact Information page for details on contacting Momentum's support staff today!How can I pay for my appraisal order?
You have several options! You can pay securely online, fax in a credit card authorization form, or contact our support staff to pay over the phone. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, or eCheck as payment methods. (Note: If you work with Momentum through one of our technology integrations, your payment may need to be made directly through the integration. Please contact your site's support staff to determine the required method to transfer monies to Momentum.)What states and areas does Momentum service?
Please see our Coverage Areas and Licensing section.What are your current fees and turn-times in my area?
Please contact Momentum's support staff for information regarding our current fees and turn-times in your area.How can I add Momentum as a "Lender Agent" on the Uniform Collateral Data Portal (UCDP) so that Momentum can upload to the Portal and generate UCDP SSRs on my behalf?
In order for Momentum to upload appraisals reports to the UCDP and generate SSRs for you, you must first have an established account with the UCDP, and then you must add Momentum as a "Lender Agent" to your UCDP account. Please see Freddie Mac's "Managing Lender Agents" and "Lender Agent Admin User Guide" for detailed information on adding Lender Agents to your UCDP account. Once Momentum receives your business relationship request from the UCDP (you can find us there as "Momentum Appraisal Group"), we will accept the request and the connection will be established. Note: Once Momentum has accepted your UCDP relationship invitation, you will need to add your Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seller IDs (as applicable) to the new relationship.How can I add Momentum as a "Lender Agent" on FHA's Electronic Appraisal Delivery (EAD) Portal so that Momentum can upload to the Portal and generate EAD SSRs on my behalf?
In order for Momentum to upload appraisals reports to the EAD and generate SSRs for you, you must first have an established account with the EAD, and then you must add Momentum as a "Lender Agent" to your EAD account. Please see section 4.3 of FHA's "EAD Lender Admin Guide" for detailed information on adding Lender Agents to your EAD account. Once Momentum receives your business relationship request on the EAD Portal (you can find us there as "Momentum Appraisal Group"), we will accept the request and the connection will be established.
Appraiser-Specific Questions to MomentumHow do I register to be considered for acceptance on Momentum's appraiser panel?
You can register to be considered for Momentum's panel at our Appraiser Registration site.How can I log in to Momentum's web site and manage my coverage areas, fees, documentation, and other items related to my registered appraiser account?
You can sign in to your account on Momentum's appraiser portal to maintain the information associated with your registration. However, certain aspects of this site are still being actively developed, and if you don't see a way to update a particular set of information through the interface then simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include any of the information or documentation you would like to update. Our Registration staff will update your account for you using the information you provide.I registered with Momentum previously and received a Registration ID at the time. Do I still need this ID?
While we no longer generate a Registration ID for applicants through our current Appraiser Registration site, your Registration ID was (and is) used to specifically pinpoint your registration information so that the Momentum Registration staff can quickly look up any details regarding your account should you have any questions. Additionally, any documentation that you sent in while registering through our previous system is associated with your Registration ID. Momentum's newer and current system uses your email address to uniquely identify your account instead, but you may refer to either your email address or your Registration ID when contacting our Appraiser Registration department by email with questions about your account.
General QuestionsWhat is the UCDP?
From the Fannie Mae UCDP site: "The Uniform Collateral Data Portal® (UCDP®) is a single portal through which lenders electronically submit appraisal reports for conventional mortgages delivered to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac." For a lender to upload any of the required documents, or for them to add Lender Agents (such as Momentum) to upload on their behalf, the lender must have registered for an account with the UCDP. See Fannie Mae's UCDP FAQ for a list of the form types that require uploading, along with answers to other questions you may have. For more information on how the UCDP works, please see Fannie Mae's UCDP overview.What is FHA's EAD?
From the FHA EAD site: "The Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Electronic Appraisal Delivery (EAD) portal is a web-based technology system used by FHA-approved mortgagees to submit appraisal reports to FHA. All appraisals for new originations must be submitted to FHA through the portal for all FHA case numbers assigned on or after June 27, 2016." For a lender to upload any of the required documents, or for them to add Lender Agents (such as Momentum) to upload on their behalf, the lender must have registered for an account with the EAD. See FHA's EAD Data Formats and Forms for a list of the form types that require uploading, along with answers to other questions you may have. For more information on how the EAD works, please see FHA's EAD overview.What are the current contents of the Appraiser Independence Requirements (A.I.R.)?
Fannie Mae provides a PDF containing the Appraiser Independence Requirements. Please also see the AIR Frequently Asked Questions page at the Freddie Mac web site.