Category Archives: Warnings

No Payment to Appraisers

Last week VaCAP shared information on Clarocity Corporation and how the main investor StableView Assets was seizing the shares and foreclosing on the working assets, which includes Clarocity Valuation Services.  StableView in turn had an agreement to sell Clarocity Valuation Services to I Look About. We warned to proceed with caution or do not proceed… Read More »

AMC being sued for Bifurcation

AMC being sued for Bifurcation! VaCAP was forwarded an article this afternoon by one of our members.  The article from Foreclosurepedia is dated August 15, 2018 and concerns a class action law suit filed by property inspectors. ServiceLink Field Services, a division of ServiceLink is being sued for misclassifying employees. From the complaint filed in… Read More »

What Should an Appraiser Do?

You have accepted an appraisal assignment for a purchase. Your client is the lender. Upon reviewing the sales contract, the following preprinted language is in the sales contract: “This contract is not contingent upon the Property being valued at an Appraised Value according to the Lender’s appraisal or other appraisal as agreed upon by the… Read More »

Proceed with Caution

VaCAP has been following the Clarocity Corporation Soap Opera since one of our members had trouble getting paid from them back in November of 2017.  After doing a bit more research on them, we issued a warning to our members in December 2017 to pay attention as Clarocity was in financial trouble. We kept watching… Read More »

Price Fixing, Who’s Shocked?

The State of Pennsylvania has filed a class action law suit against some of the biggest banks and financial institutions in the country. The claim is these companies conspired to fix the prices on almost $500 billion in bonds issued by Fannie and Freddie over a mere 5 year period from 2009-2014. The named defendants… Read More »

USPAP or NOT?

Another Mueller Report has surfaced…. The report is a Mueller REO Hybrid Appraisal Report and it was given to an appraiser as a sample. This one raises more questions than the last one! The photos from the property inspection do not tell the appraiser one thing. The photos are dark and the repairs the inspector… Read More »

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 »

Breaking: LREAB vs FTC Decision is in!

The decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has been released to the public. ” For the foregoing reasons, the petition is DISMISSED for lack of jurisdiction.” The way we understand the next step, the case will go back as an adminstrative proceeding through the FTC, See the nine page decision:  http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/18/18-60291-CV0.pdf   VaCAP… Read More »