Tag Archives: Legislation

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 »

Call to Action Now!

This is a CALL TO ACTION .  Please listen to Phil Crawford’s Voice of Appraisal Show released this morning. He has put out a call to action to every appraiser to write a letter of recommendation for VaCAP President Pat Turner to be appointed to the Appraisal Standards Board. Send your emails /letters of recommendations… Read More »

The Other Side of Things

Appraisal Buzz published an article written by Joshua Walit on July 31, 2019 titled Nothing New Under the Sun: The Varied Face of Appraisal. The article brings up some good points, however; it does not take into account the reality of the market and the control of the lenders and appraisal management companies in the… Read More »

Freedoms

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 »

Breaking News: Moratorium Requested

VaCAP has learned the US House Financial Services Committee has concerns over  Cryptocurrency and has requested a moratorium of Facebook until regulators and Congress have an opportunity to examine the issues and take action to protect consumers. “Because Facebook is already in the hands of over a quarter of the world’s population, it is imperative… Read More »

VaCAP Submits Opposition Comment on the North Dakota Waiver Request

The Virginia Coalition of Appraiser Professionals has submitted an official comment to the ASC opposing the State wide appraisal waiver request in North Dakota.  VaCAP has submitted a public comment expressing concerns over the much larger consequences in allowing such a request.  A blanket waiver of appraisals up to $500,000 for a 5 year period… Read More »

VaCAP and The Network of State Appraisal Organizations Speak Out

VaCAP and 27 other State Appraisal Organizations  reached out to the House Finance Services Committee concerning the upcoming Subcommittee meeting entitled  “What’s Your Home Worth,? A Review of the Appraisal Industry” on June 20th.  The Network stresses the most qualified to testify on the appraisal profession is an appraiser. The letter also outlines some of… 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 »

Take Action Now!

A hybrid appraisal proposed guidance document has been posted for public comment. As most of you know, hybrid or bifurcated appraisals are a very controversial topic currently. Virginia statutes and regulations have language which gives many of us pause on the compliance of hybrid appraisals as they are being presented in the industry. The Board… Read More »

CoreLogic Chief Legal Council Resigns

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 »