The Addendum Q1 2023

March 30, 2023

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UAD & Forms Redesign

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac just announced Wednesday, March 29, 2023, that the UAD & Forms Redesign project has moved into its “Roll Out” phase. This is an enormous project for the entire mortgage industry and for the appraisal profession.

What does this mean? The UAD & Forms Redesign project began in 2018 as mandated by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The GSE’s have been in a planning stage since then, engaging with industry stakeholders and establishing the requirements for what the new UAD will look like. Moving into the “Roll Out” phase means that the GSE’s are ready to roll the specifications out to the market. The entire industry now has access to the final set of requirements for building the systems required to support the new dataset and forms.

ACI has been at the forefront of these efforts from the very beginning, contributing feedback and providing consultation as the leading appraisal technology provider in the industry. We are actively engaged in the planning and implementation of these specifications. The GSE’s have communicated that the “Roll Out” phase will be a “multiyear effort” and there is no immediate impact to the daily activities and operations of practicing appraisers, AMCs, lenders, and other stakeholders. ACI is committed to ensuring that our customers are prepared for these significant changes and equipped with solutions that will improve how they do business. As we navigate through this process with you, we will provide periodic updates and information to help you prepare for the upcoming changes. The entire ACI team is excited about this project and to be working alongside our customers.

To learn more about the project directly from the GSE’s, click on either link below.

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Renew Your ACI Membership Online

ACI now offers the ease of renewing all ACI appraiser memberships online. Learn more about each plan or begin the renewal process by clicking on the links below.

Please have your Client Code available when you are ready to renew.
Your Client Code can be found in ACI Report, under Help > Product Registration.

*For assistance in finding the best plan to suit your needs, please contact an ACI Account Manager at (800) 234-8727 or email

Blurry Images in Your PDF Files?

Blurry images in an appraisal report usually result in larger than normal PDF/MISMO files.

To resolve this issue in PDF files:

  • Open ACI Report
  • Go to Options -> Environment -> Printing -> ACI PDF

Move the slider for JPEG Quality from low to medium (middle tick) and then click OK. Test the PDF by creating a new file.

If the images are still blurry or the resulting file size is large, go to the Printing menu and verify that “Use Fast Image Printing” is selected. Selecting this option will allow the slider bar shown above to be moved to “High“.

Beta testing continues for our newSureStep® mobile app. We appreciate the opportunity to interact and receive feedback from our valued customers and beta testers throughout the process. Our goal is to provide modern and innovative solutions to help appraisers improve their efficiency, quality, and profitability through best-in-class technology solutions. We encourage our testing partners to keep the feedback coming! If you’re interested in learning more about the ACI Beta Program or be considered for future testing please email us here.

About Me
: At ACI, I am responsible for the daily oversight of our OneCall Support Team. I was born and raised in the Philadelphia, PA area and lived there for 32 years. I moved to Palm Coast, FL and also started working for ACI in 2008. I met my husband at ACI and we are happily married for 10 years! I am mom to 5 daughters and Grammie to 1 grandson. I am a bit of a homebody and I don’t travel much. I love to decorate for different holidays and especially love gnomes! I have a bit of an obsession with ALDI. They always have such interesting food items you can’t get in regular grocery stores.



Favorite Films: Harry Potter, Star Wars, LOTR, John Wick – I can’t wait to see the new one!
Music: The Beatles, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin
Hobbies: Car Shows – I have a 1964 ½ Ford Mustang
Sports: Eagles all the way!!
Food: I love to cook and I’m not afraid to try any new foods – unless it’s moving
Pets: 3 dogs and 5 cats but if I could have ducks here, I would
Guilty Pleasure: Thin Mints