Tag Archives: Brokers

The Con – Augusts 5, 2020

THE CON ~ AN IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION INTO THE 2008 FINANCIAL CRISIS: WHO DID IT, WHY IT HAPPENED, AND HOW THE CON IS WHAT WE ARE AND THE REASON EVERYTHING IS $CREWED UP. Executive Produced by ADAM BRONFMAN Produced by PATRICK LOVELL Written and Directed by ERIC S. VAUGHAN   If you attended the Appraisers Economic… Read More »

Here We Go Again

Appraisers, prepare yourself for what we are about to share. The short sighted proposal is simply nonsensical from every angle.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to eliminate the Debt to Income requirement on Qualified Mortgages. You may recall this was proposed a while back and most of the profession objected strongly. Letters, emails and… Read More »

Something Different

As we all navigate the unchartered territory we find ourselves in during this pandemic period, much attention is being placed on supporting local small businesses and restaurants. True, we need to support them, but what about those once in a lifetime events that so many are missing out on?  Adults take so much for granted… Read More »

Appraisal Organizations Step Up

Over the past week or so, Presidential Candidate Joe Biden publicly called for more regulation and oversight over appraisers to combat racial bias.  He specifically cited the Brookings Institute Study ” The Devaluation of Assets in Black Neighborhoods, The Case of Residential Property”  If you are unfamiliar with this study, in a nutshell, the findings… 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 »

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 »

You’ve Been Challenged!

Who is Up to the Task? Each day we are encountering agents and broker who are unaware of hybrid appraisals. We need to educate them on these products and the risks associated with them. VaCAP is officially challenging you. For the next 10 days, we challenge you to educate 1 person per day about hybrid… Read More »

Why Do it Alone?

There is strength in numbers.  We believe this is an accurate statement. Richard Hagar, SRA recently wrote an article titled ” Come Together” that VaCAP was been given permission to redistribute. The article discusses the benefits of working in a large firm, co-op office and communicating with other appraisers. Belonging to professional organizations such as… Read More »

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 »