December 26, 2013 Update

This document details the complete list of updates and changes made to TOTAL released with the December 26, 2013 update.

Document 6320  |  Last updated:  12/27/2013 MJY

With the new year comes new UAD guidelines from the GSEs. These specifically relate to the Design/Style and Garage/Carport fields. There are also USPAP changes going into effect on January 1st and we've updated several forms to account for these changes as well.

We've also updated TOTAL to make syncing more visible and accessible. We've integrated the upload and download options directly from the Appraisal Desktop and open reports. The addition brings the cloud a step closer to your reporting workflow and makes it easier for you to move reports between your desktop and mobile devices. (See the full release notes below)

As always, thanks again for giving us your thoughts via the Feedback feature inside TOTAL. Several of the changes below came directly from the Feedback option, which obviously is the whole point. We read them every day and we can track them much better than standard e‑mails. Please keep them coming and we'll keep making TOTAL better.

That's all for now, but expect another update very soon.

The TOTAL Product Team
www.alamode.com/TOTAL

P.S. In case you missed our previous update messages, click here for the release note archive.


TOTAL — December 26th Update

General

  • The GSEs have updated the UAD Technical Specifications, particularly Appendices A, B, D, and E to include standardized responses for two fields, Garage/Carport and Design (Style). The updated data standards will be instructional and will not cause warning or fatal edits to fire in the UCDP. These updates to UAD will be effective on January 2, 2014.
  • Modifying a contact in a field set to be "Same as" another contact field will remove the link between the two fields in order to prevent unintentional changes to data in other fields (such as Owner/Borrower.)
  • Entering ".99 ac" or less into the Area field in the Site section will no longer add a non-UAD-compliant comma to the converted square footage.

New and Updated Forms for USPAP 2014

  • USPAP Identification [USPAP 2014][Legal]
  • USPAP Identification [USPAP 2014 & Exposure Time][Legal]
  • USPAP Identification [USPAP 2014][Letter]
  • USPAP Identification [USPAP 2014 & Exposure Time][Letter]
  • USPAP Identification [Review][USPAP 2014][Legal]
  • USPAP Identification [Review][USPAP 2014 & Exposure Time][Legal]
  • USPAP Identification [Review][USPAP 2014][Letter]
  • USPAP Identification [Review][USPAP 2014 & Exposure Time][Letter]
  • GP Residential [Signature][Legal]
  • GP Residential [No Signature][Legal]
  • GP Residential [Signature][Letter]
  • GP Residential [No Signature][Letter]
  • GP Consumer [Signature][Letter]
  • GP Consumer [No Signature][Letter]
  • GP Consumer Short Form [Signature][Letter]
  • GP Consumer Short Form [No Signature][Letter]
  • GP Condo [Signature][Legal]
  • GP Condo [No Signature][Legal]
  • GP Condo [Signature][Letter]
  • GP Condo [No Signature][Letter]
  • GP 2-4 Unit [Signature][Legal]
  • GP 2-4 Unit [No Signature][Legal]
  • GP 2-4 Unit [Signature][Letter]
  • GP 2-4 Unit [No Signature][Letter]
  • GP Restricted Use [Signature][Legal]
  • GP Restricted Use [No Signature][Legal]
  • GP Restricted Use [Signature][Letter]
  • GP Restricted Use [No Signature][Letter]
  • GP Land [Signature][Legal]
  • GP Land [No Signature][Legal]
  • GP Land [Signature][Letter]
  • GP Land [No Signature][Letter]
  • GP Commercial [Signature][Legal]
  • GP Commercial [No Signature][Legal]
  • GP Commercial [Signature][Letter]
  • GP Commercial [No Signature][Letter]
  • Restricted Use Appraisal
  • Restricted Use Appraisal Report – Residential [AI-200.04][Letter]

E&O PowerView

  • We've added support for the coming (phase 2) UCDP hard stops (fatal edits) for the Quality of Construction, Location, View, and Condition fields for the subject and comparables which will take effect on January 26th, 2014.

TOTAL for Mobile Sync

  • We added the ability to upload and download reports to the a la mode Cloud from both the Appraisal Desktop and from the main toolbar and tools menu within a report.
  • Downloading a mobile report from the a la mode Cloud will automatically select the source desktop report if it is available.
  • You'll be able to merge mobile reports from the a la mode Cloud into closed reports in TOTAL.
  • We've added a configuration option allowing you to choose which mobile app is used by default when uploading and downloading reports from the a la mode Cloud.

Appraisal Desktop

  • Marking more than one report as paid at a time will no longer cause the program to close.
  • Triple clicking on a report will no longer display an error message stating the report was created in an older version of TOTAL.
  • We've added a new Marketing PowerView in the Appraisal Desktop with information to help better market yourself to clients.

SmartMerge

  • We fixed an issue that prevented certain fields from merging correctly when merging into an Appraisal Update/Completion Report [1004D] form using the "Selected forms in report" option.

New forms

  • Universal Residential Loan Application [1003/65]

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