Category Archives: Fraud

Is This Fraud or What?

Is the Welcome Mat Down and the Door Opened Wide for Fraud? “What Appraisers Need to Know about Property Data Collection” is a topic of discussion in the latest Fannie Mae Newsletter.  The article describes how property data is being collected and being sent to Fannie Mae to determine the type of valuation that is… Read More »

Is it Really That Difficult?

The information is on the website… They could have picked up the phone and called… They could have sent an email… They could have sent a fax… Did They?   A recruiter for Mueller Services, Inc. (Mueller Reports) contacted a VaCAP member about joining their team as a W-2 employee to complete bifurcated appraisals. Our… Read More »

Liar – Liar

The Consumer is Being Feed Yet Another Lie! Remember when we heard an Appraisal Waiver will save the borrower money? Do you recall all those videos from loan officers and mortgage companies encouraging borrowers to obtain an appraisal waiver to save them money?  News Flash –  they lied! But you all ready knew that. Well, … Read More »

Worthy of Reposting and Sharing

AppraisersBlogs has published an article this morning that is worthy of sharing.  The article highlights a reason lenders want automated values and not appraisers.  The reason may surprise you.   Check it out for yourself.  While you are there, please show AppraiserBlogs how much you appreciate their dedication to the profession by clicking a few Google… Read More »

Call to Action!

  Speak About Hybrid Appraisals at the VREAB Meeting Tomorrow! The Virginia Real Estate Appraisal Board meets tomorrow for its quarterly meeting. The meeting will take place at DPOR Offices, located at 9960 Mayland Dr, Richmond, VA 23233 @ 10:00 AM. The agenda can be found on the Townhall.  This meeting is important as hybrid… Read More »

Clarocity Cites Government Shut Down as Reason for Late Payments

Clarocity Cites Possible Upcoming Government Shutdown as Excuse to Delay Payments to Appraisers!   From our Sister Coalition in Mississippi: “BEWARE if you accept any orders from Clarocity. I got a call from one of our members today telling me that Clarocity is citing the upcoming government shutdown as a reason appraisers may not get… Read More »

The Shifting Narrative of Appraisal Modernization

The following  is written by a VaCAP guest author. The author, writing under the pen name “Steadfast Appraiser” is an appraiser who values the profession and believes in promoting public trust. The Shifting Narrative of Appraisal Modernization Is there are Crisis? Rahm Emanuel eloquently stated “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And… Read More »

Warning to Appraisers: AMC asking Appraisers to Violate State Law

Appraisers Beware! VaCAP has been informed an email has been sent to Virginia Appraisers from Xome Vender Manager, Adam Burg. The email, addressed to “undisclosed recipients,”  starts with  “Dear Virginia Appraisers.” The body of the email announces that SunTrust Bank has begun ordering a bifurcated valuation product with an interior inspection.   The appraiser is to… Read More »