Tag Archives: banking

New Legal Action Against an Appraisal Board

  The Louisiana Real Estate Appraiser Board has been hit with another legal battle. This time, imortgage, operating under the name Single Source has filed suit against the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisal Board claiming a violation of antitrust laws. This suit mirrors that of the FTC, which is currently paused by the Fifth Circuit Court.… Read More »

Giving to VaCAP

For the past several years, VaCAP, a non profit organization, has participated in the Giving Tuesday Campaign.  If you are unfamiliar with this movement, it is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving which is dedicated to giving to non profit organizations. VaCAP is appreciative of all the donations received throughout the year and to those who have… Read More »

Hybrid Appraisal = $2,500 Fine to Appraiser

If you still believe a hybrid or bifurcated appraisal is USAP compliant, you may want to take a look at the article and disciplinary action posted on AppriasersBlogs today.  An appraiser who completed a hybrid appraisal was fined $2,500 by the Georgia Real Estate Appraisal Board for 23 violations. Yes you read that correctly, 23… Read More »

Veterans Administration on Hybrid Appraisals

..… the person providing property information  to the appraiser must have entered into an agreement with the appraiser to do so. ……the person who provides to the VA fee panel appraiser information must sign the appraisal report in the “Appraiser” section of the left side of the appraisal report. See the announcement by the Veterans… Read More »

VaCAP Takes Action!

Last week we shared with you Maxine Waters and Sherrod Brown sent an inquiry to the Appraisal Subcommittee inquiring on the parameters used to determine the North Dakota Appraiser Waiver approval. We encouraged each of you to take advantage of the attention on our profession and contact your representatives.. VaCAP has sent letters to both… Read More »

This Happened Once Before…. in 2008!

According to a CNN Business article this morning, The New York Federal Reserve spent $53 billion to rescue the overnight lending market.  This happened once before… in 2008.  “It’s unprecedented, at least in the post-crisis era,” said Mark Cabana, rates strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. On Tuesday morning the New York Federal Reserve… Read More »

More Trouble Brewing

Got a low credit score and can’t get a loan?  Don’t fret over it, just subscribe to a magazine. Sounds absurd doesn’t it?  According an article on MSN, banks are using other means to determine your credit worthiness. We all understand alternative credit, such as phone and power bills, but companies are now considering consumer… Read More »

No DTI CAPS- What could go wrong?

Well, the insanity continues. HousingWire is reporting that a coalition of  lenders and trade groups are calling on the CFPB to eliminate the debt to income cap on all Qualified Mortgages.   Yes, you read that right. lenders want to eliminate the debt to income cap to allow more loans to be originated. They claim by… Read More »

The Raging Fire is Out of Control!

Are the profits being reported by Fannie and Freddie being skewed because of price fixing?  In an article released on CNBC by Reuters, US District Judge Jed Rakoff ruled investors can pursue antitrust claims against banks for conspiring to fix prices of bonds from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  According to the article, there are… Read More »

Do You Hear the Rumble?

” Can you hear that? Do your hear the rumble? It’s a train going 80 mph toward a 25 mph curve”  There is an excellent article by Richard Hagar,SRA that hit everyone’s email this morning from Working RE Magazine. The title of the article is  Why “Bifurcation” Won’t Work. This is an excellent read and… Read More »