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What We Know About UAD

on January 25, 2024

Article Updated 01/25/2024 The GSEs have released a new timeline for the release and implementation of UAD 2.0. The new timeline now extends into 2026 and gives us more details about how they want other players in the mortgage industry (like software companies) to complete their portions of the update. This means a couple of […]

New updates in ScheduleAssist!

on August 7, 2023

We’ve been hard at work adding all kinds of improvements and updates to our new appointment scheduling tool, ScheduleAssist! If you haven’t seen it yet, ScheduleAssist makes a huge improvement to your scheduling workflow by integrating with your existing calendar, offering automated text message options to schedule and remind contacts (avoid missed appointments), showing you […]

Property Data Report (PDR) Update

on June 24, 2022

Recently, Freddie Mac announced that starting July 17, 2022, they’ll transition from offering automated collateral evaluation (ACE) appraisal waivers to offering ACE+ PDR (property data report) for cash-out refinance and certain no cash-out refinance mortgages.  You can see the full announcement from FreddieMac on 6/15/22 here: https://guide.freddiemac.com/app/guide/bulletin/2022-13   You can also view the original announcement […]

Preparing for ANSI

on March 25, 2022

Watch the Q&A session with Joel Baker and Pam Teel from The Columbia Institute as they answer your questions about ANSI ahead of the April 1, 2022 changes. Additional Resources Appraiser’s top 5 ANSI questions answered Fannie Mae ANSI guidelines Method for Calculating standards Sign up for The Columbia Institute’s ANSI Class with Pam

Desktop appraisals: Ready to support you

on February 16, 2022

As you’ve likely heard, the GSEs have announced that a new desktop appraisal process will now be an option for some loan transactions as early as March 6th. We anticipate that the volume of these orders will start slowly, but we want you to know that we’re here to support you. The 1004 Desktop form […]

2021 Year in Review

on January 7, 2022

2021 was another exciting and successful year for a la mode customers. We appreciate you trusting us with your business, and we’re happy to continue helping you with innovative, time-saving software and industry-best support and training. Check out this video to take a look back at some impressive stats we accomplished together, and get ready […]

QuickSource pricing, free trial, and more

on October 19, 2021

QuickSource has officially launched! We’re excited to announce that QuickSource is now available (free for a limited time) to all our U.S. based appraisers. It’s the culmination of thousands of hours of discussions with appraisers, as well as continuous product development and improvement over the past year. Now, with it officially in the hands of all our users, the additional feedback will continue to make the product better.  QuickSource’s positive […]

2020 Year in Review

on December 22, 2020

It’s easy to look back at this year and instantly focus on the negatives. But I think we’ve all had more than enough of that. So, let’s recap some of the positive things appraisers were able to accomplish this year, helpful new innovations, and an exciting preview of what’s on the horizon for 2021. 1. […]

Celebrating 35 Years

on July 7, 2020

It was July, 1985. Back to the Future premiered in theaters, the original Nintendo made its debut in the US, and a la mode began its mission of helping appraisers with new, innovative software. This month, we’re celebrating our 35th anniversary. We’re thankful to have had the opportunity to help tens of thousands of appraisers […]