A countdown timer at Appraisal Unlimited, a nationwide appraisal management group, indicates 26 Days (as of 8/5/11) until the new UAD rules take effect for conventional mortgage loans through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae (e.g. most home loans). The company says the 26 days can make it seem like you have more time than you do, however. “It’s only 18 business days from now. If you’re not ready, you’re not ready.” The article explains the rollout, requirements, and what mortgage brokers can do to ensure appraisals meet requirements, and don’t hold up the loan or get their loan office flagged.