Frequently Asked Questions about the new UAD

This document contains the most frequently asked questions regarding the the new Uniform Appraisal Dataset (the new UAD).

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When will the new UAD be required of appraisers?

As of now, there's no official date for the new UAD to be required for all appraisals. The GSE's current timeline shows a limited production beginning late 2025, with 2026 as the time where both current and new UAD requirements will exist side‑by‑side in the loan process. Click here for the GSE's most recent timeline.

How much will it cost?

The new UAD updates will be included with every level of support contract, from Silver to Elite — no one‑off upgrade fees or add‑ons. It's what we did last time around, and it's the right thing to do.

What will the new UAD forms look like?

The concept of individual forms will go away. Instead, there will be one dynamic form that changes based on property type, loan type, inspection notes, and scope. Check out our blog post where we go into more detail about what to expect with the new form.

Where can I learn more about the new UAD?

Check out our videos, interviews, and blog posts — and check out Fannie Mae's announcement:

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Will a la mode have training for the new UAD?

Yes, of course! Check out and our Facebook page for updates, news, webinars, and more. And as we get closer to implementation, you'll be able to watch additional videos and sign up for live, detailed training.

Is there anything I should do to get ready for the new UAD changes?

Since the standard forms are being retired in favor of a single dynamic form and a substantially expanded data set, the best thing an appraiser can do to prepare is to adopt an app‑based, mobile inspection. TOTAL for Mobile will guide you through the dynamic data set while you're on‑site on those future inspections — speeding up the process, and reducing the learning curve.

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