Tag Archives: Appraisers

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 are 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 »

2019 Legislative Update

Senate Bill No. 1168 Senate Bill 1168 has been introduced into the Virginia Senate by Senator Bill DeSteph and impacts Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal Management Companies. The bill allows for a regulatory Board within the Department of Professional Occupation Regulations to “expunge” a disciplinary record of a licensee. See the bill in the Virginia… Read More »

Reconsideration of Value

The Appraisal Foundation has released a White Paper on Requests for Reconsiderations   John Brenan, Director of Appraisal Issues, states:  “This paper is intended to provide information to assist appraisers, users of appraisal services, and others, with a greater awareness and understanding of issues surrounding the reconsideration process and offer some suggestions for those who wish… Read More »

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 »