Tag Archives: Appraisers

Explosive News: DOJ Goes after CoreLogic!

The Department of Justice has sent a Civil Information Demand  (CID) notice to CoreLogic. The CID  requires CoreLogic turn over documents and answer questions.   The article by Rob Hahn explains that the case revolves around not only the search features of the MLS systems, but the contracts and agreements on the use of MLS data… Read More »

From the Heart

All, VaCAP has received a message from the family of Ken Harney, Real Estate Syndicated Columnist:   “Dear Friends, It is with great sadness that I write to you to tell you that Ken’s disease has progressed to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and that as of today, we are in the care of hospice at… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Important Info & Dates

February 5, 2019: This is the last day to submit comments to Federal Agencies concerning raising the minimum threshold for appraisals from $250,000 to $400,000. As of this writing, 275 comments have been received. Come up folks, there are 70,000 plus appraisers in this country, and less than 1% have commented. Please comment and encourage others… 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 a Crisis? Rahm Emanuel eloquently stated “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And… Read More »

Grab a Glass and Celebrate!

Happy Anniversary to the Network of State Appraisal Organizations! Five years ago this week Appraisers from VaCAP, NCREAA and SCPAC met and the Network was formed. It has now grown to 30 organizations. Appraisers have a strong voice! 1000% growth in five years! Washington, Georgia (AGREA), Georgia (GCAP), Arizona, Arkansas, California (REAA), Californa (CCAP), Nevada,Delaware,… Read More »