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Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD)

To improve the quality and consistency of appraisal data for loans delivered to the government-sponsored enterprises (GSES), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, at the direction of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), developed the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD), which defines all fields required for an appraisal submission for specific appraisal forms and standardizes definitions and responses for a key subset of fields.