Is going deeper into debt the way to get out of debt? Bloomberg has reported Stearns Lending LLC has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Stearns blames rising interest rates as the cause for the $1.16 billion in liabilities and has only 1.22 billion in assets. The restructuring of Stearns involves acquiring a $35 million… Read More »
Most Americans associate July 4th with fireworks, barbecues and vacations. Sure, we all know July 4th is about freedom and independence, but is that the first thing that comes to mind when someone says July 4th? Since the Declaration of Independence was signed 243 years ago, the United States has grown, not only in population,… Read More »
Just when you put something into long term memory, it reappears. VaCAP was informed the Court case Skapinetz vs CoesterVMS.com has been decided. The Judge has ordered summary judgement in favor of Mark Skapinetz on all counts. See the court order summary below Thank You for Being Part of VaCAP!
What is it going to take for every appraiser to comment on Town Hall concerning the proposed Guidance Document on hybrid appraisals? Even if you have no intentions of ever completing a hybrid appraisal, it is important for you to place a comment on Town Hall concerning the document and these questionable products. If appraisers… Read More »
Only a few days left to post your comments concerning the hybrid appraisal document on Town Hall. VaCAP can not express enough the importance for each appraiser to voice their opinions. This is our profession and each of us, individually and collectively, are the best ones to advocate for the profession. If you will not… Read More »
Last week VaCAP shared the DOJ was investigating CoreLogic. Today we learned the Chief Legal Officer for CoreLogic, Arnold Pinkston has resigned. Coincidence or getting out ahead of what is coming? Time will tell. Mr. Pinkston has been Chief Legal Officer since January 2018. See the story here. Corelogic’s chief counsel is leaving the company… Read More »
“All because inwardly focused and entitled Fan and Fred are smug bugs in a rug.” That is a quote from the article by Jeff Lazerson in The Orange County Register on May 23, 2019. The article is about Fannie and Freddie maintaining property valuation data and how it is harming consumers. The article touches on… Read More »
Yes, you read that correctly! Lenders Allies, LLC, an appraisal management company, has agreed to a consent order with the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB). On May 1, 2019 Lenders Allies agreed to a final order neither admitting guilt or denying guilt of violations of Texas law. The case revolved around the investigation… Read More »