Tag Archives: Housing

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 »

Appraisers – Eyes, Ears & Market Pulse

The appraisal profession came about because of the Great Depression and our relevance is still strong today. Exceptional circumstances such as the current pandemic create a need for temporary allowances for information gathering for the valuation of collateral. The appraisal community has come together to insure our clients’ needs are met. Be it extra precautions… Read More »

Warning to Appraisers

We have all been there; you are busy and you lose track of your accounts receivables. Suddenly, you have 45, 60 and 90 day past due invoices.  VaCAP wants to remind you to pay attention not only to your receivables, but industry news to make informed decisions going forward. Two days ago HousingWire reported Ocwen… Read More »

Covid 19 Issues Addressed

  Fannie and Freddie have come out with updated guidelines for appraisals. There is much confusion on what is and what is not required. The below matrix simplified what is allowed by Fannie Mae. Additional questions and answers can be found on Lender Letter LL-2020-04. The unknown to the appraiser is the  ownership of the loan. … 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 »

Great News to Share

Last week we shared with you Congresswoman Maxine Waters and  Congressman William Lacy Clay requested a formal study/investigation into Title XI (FIRREA) and the recent dilution of its intent by the Federal Agencies. VaCAP has learned GAO has agreed to complete the study. The Network of State Coalitions has sent the following to their state… Read More »

Hybrids and the State Appraisal Board

Some are for and some are opposed. It is a business decision on which types of assignments you choose to accept.  If you choose to complete a hybrid or bifurcated appraisal, you need to pay attention and ask yourself a few questions.  Is the fee I am receiving for completing this assignment reasonable for the … Read More »

USPAP Class Registration Extended

VaCAP has extended the registration for our USPAP Classes in February until 6:00 PM Sunday January 26th Lunch is provided by VaCAP in Virginia Beach  and First Bank is providing lunch in Abingdon We can not guarantee you seat if you miss the deadline, so register now.  This is an AQB approved required course taught… Read More »

What Are We?

2019 is winding down with just a few days remaining.  As we reflect on the past, the changes we have seen and the growth we have endured, our hearts are warmed with the accomplishments we have obtained. Appraisers are no longer sitting back and letting others dictate our future. Have we won every battle, no;… 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 »