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Welcome to VaCAP

Welcome to VaCAP VaCAP works to promote the appraisal profession and its image to elected and appointed public officials in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the users of appraisal services, and the general public. VaCAP initiates discussion and analysis of issues affecting professional appraisers and monitors the actions of State governmental bodies with the intent to… Read More »

The Con – Augusts 5, 2020

THE CON ~ AN IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION INTO THE 2008 FINANCIAL CRISIS: WHO DID IT, WHY IT HAPPENED, AND HOW THE CON IS WHAT WE ARE AND THE REASON EVERYTHING IS $CREWED UP. Executive Produced by ADAM BRONFMAN Produced by PATRICK LOVELL Written and Directed by ERIC S. VAUGHAN   If you attended the Appraisers Economic… Read More »

Here We Go Again

Appraisers, prepare yourself for what we are about to share. The short sighted proposal is simply nonsensical from every angle.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to eliminate the Debt to Income requirement on Qualified Mortgages. You may recall this was proposed a while back and most of the profession objected strongly. Letters, emails and… Read More »

AMC Fined $2.8 Million

Well it must be true what they say… Don’t mess with Texas! The Texas Appraisal Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) has issued a monetary fine of $2,801,500 against an appraisal management company. Fast Connections USA, Inc. and its President, Towhindul Hussain,were found guilty of hundreds of violations of Texas law and regulations. TALCB found Fast… Read More »

Be Part of the Solution

The Appraisal Foundation has posted the National Real Estate Appraiser Job Analysis Study.  The survey is to determine the areas that are relevant to our daily functions as appraisers.  This is our profession and appraisers are the best source of information on what we do and how we do it. The results will be used… Read More »

Appraisers – Eyes, Ears & Market Pulse

The appraisal profession came about because of the Great Depression and our relevance is still strong today. Exceptional circumstances such as the current pandemic create a need for temporary allowances for information gathering for the valuation of collateral. The appraisal community has come together to insure our clients’ needs are met. Be it extra precautions… Read More »

Warning to Appraisers

We have all been there; you are busy and you lose track of your accounts receivables. Suddenly, you have 45, 60 and 90 day past due invoices.  VaCAP wants to remind you to pay attention not only to your receivables, but industry news to make informed decisions going forward. Two days ago HousingWire reported Ocwen… Read More »

Covid 19 Issues Addressed

  Fannie and Freddie have come out with updated guidelines for appraisals. There is much confusion on what is and what is not required. The below matrix simplified what is allowed by Fannie Mae. Additional questions and answers can be found on Lender Letter LL-2020-04. The unknown to the appraiser is the  ownership of the loan. … Read More »

Something Different

As we all navigate the unchartered territory we find ourselves in during this pandemic period, much attention is being placed on supporting local small businesses and restaurants. True, we need to support them, but what about those once in a lifetime events that so many are missing out on?  Adults take so much for granted… Read More »

The New Normal

Ok appraisers let us be blunt about the Covid -19 Virus. It is serious and no one should be ignoring all the warnings. We could learn a thing or two from other countries that have experienced the outbreak prior to us. Fannie, Freddie, HUD and VA have all altered their appraisal requirements as a result… Read More »