Category Archives: Appraisal Practice

The Raging Fire is Out of Control!

Are the profits being reported by Fannie and Freddie being skewed because of price fixing?  In an article released on CNBC by Reuters, US District Judge Jed Rakoff ruled investors can pursue antitrust claims against banks for conspiring to fix prices of bonds from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  According to the article, there are… Read More »

Do You Hear the Rumble?

” Can you hear that? Do your hear the rumble? It’s a train going 80 mph toward a 25 mph curve”  There is an excellent article by Richard Hagar,SRA that hit everyone’s email this morning from Working RE Magazine. The title of the article is  Why “Bifurcation” Won’t Work. This is an excellent read and… Read More »

Dropping Like Flys….

VaCAP has learned another AMC is gone. This makes the second one in two days.  Appraisal Quick  out of Laguna Niguel, CA has filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.  According to DPOR’s website, Appraisal Quick is not licensed to conduct business in Virginia. Unfortunately VaCAP has learned of several amcs operating here in Virginia without proper… Read More »

Another AMC Shuts Down

Rob Chrisman Reports Appraiser Connections Closes it Doors. “It is with great sadness that I must inform everyone that effective immediately Appraiser Connections is shutting down. All orders in the system will be complete, just no new orders. Retail loan officers will be given new user IDs for the new AMC that will be taking over and… Read More »

Call to Action Now!

This is a CALL TO ACTION .  Please listen to Phil Crawford’s Voice of Appraisal Show released this morning. He has put out a call to action to every appraiser to write a letter of recommendation for VaCAP President Pat Turner to be appointed to the Appraisal Standards Board. Send your emails /letters of recommendations… Read More »

It was a Big Day for Appraisers

The Virginia Real Estate Appraiser Board met for its quarterly meeting yesterday. We are happy to report CoesterVMS no longer has a license to operate in Virginia. The Board voted to accept the consent order accepting the voluntary surrender of his license. The Board also passed a motion to draft legislation to be introduced into… Read More »

Umm – There is an Elephant in the Room.

Why is Greed Being Disguised as Economic Growth?  The National Credit Union Association passed the final rule increasing the threshold requiring an appraisal on commercial loans from $250,000 to $1,000,000. This greed is being disguised as economic growth and job creation.  More smoke and mirrors.    From the NCAU press release: “This rule is part of… Read More »

Bounced Checks

VaCAP has learned that another AMC might be having financial difficulties. There are conversations currently taking place in two appraiser groups on Facebook. The discussions are in 100% Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal Client Search and revolve around a bounced check from an appraisal management company.  The comments are varied and some are stating they… Read More »

Breaking: CoesterVMS Back in the Spotlight

Just when you put something into long term memory, it reappears. VaCAP was informed the Court case Skapinetz vs CoesterVMS.com has been decided. The Judge has ordered summary judgement in favor of Mark Skapinetz on all counts. See the court order summary below Thank You for Being Part of VaCAP! Please follow and like us:

Will This be the Next Housing Bubble?

What is it going to take for every appraiser to comment on Town Hall concerning the proposed Guidance Document on hybrid appraisals?  Even if you have no intentions of ever completing a hybrid appraisal, it is important for you to place a comment on Town Hall concerning the document and these questionable products. If appraisers… Read More »