Category Archives: News

Breaking: HUD Deputy Secretary Resigns!

Housing Wire reported Deputy Secretary Pam Patenaude announced she is  stepping down.  “It has been my honor to serve President Trump and Secretary Carson and I am deeply grateful to both for this opportunity,” her resignation letter states. “Thank you to my HUD family and fellow “housers” for helping Americans access decent, safe and affordable… Read More »

Thank You Appraisers for Protecting the Public Good News! Mortgage Fraud increased 12.4% How exactly is this  good news?  Well, it is simple….. Appraisers had absolutely nothing to do with it!  According to the CoreLogic Mortgage Fraud Index,  mortgage fraud rose 12.4% from 2nd Qtr 2017 through 2nd Qtr 2018.  Here is the break down: … Read More »

Call to Action: Comments Needed

The OCC, Board, and FDIC (collectively, the agencies) are inviting comment on a proposed rule to amend the agencies’ regulations requiring appraisals for certain real estate-related transactions. The proposed rule would increase the threshold level at or below which appraisals would not be required for residential real estate-related transactions from $250,000 to $400,000. Consistent with… Read More »

Appraisers Take On DC

Independent Fee appraisers representing 15 different states were well represented in Washington DC this past weekend. Appraisers from  Virginia,  North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Ohio, Louisiana, California, Illinois, South Dakota, Michigan, Utah, Rhode Island,  Maryland, Delaware and Washington State joined together in DC  for several gatherings.  To sum it up simply… Positive Unity among… Read More »

VaCAP Conference

Join us in Springfield, VA February 7th and 8th VaCAP’s Conference Hilton Springfield 6550 Loisdale Rd, Springfield, VA We are pleased to partner with George Dell to provide 14 hours of Continuing Education during our conference. Prior to February 1: $295 After February 1: $325     Thursday February 7th Agenda         … Read More »