Tag Archives: Legislation

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 »

Fannie and Freddie are Smug Bugs in a Rug….

“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 »

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 »