Tag Archives: Legislation

New Legal Action Against an Appraisal Board

  The Louisiana Real Estate Appraiser Board has been hit with another legal battle. This time, imortgage, operating under the name Single Source has filed suit against the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisal Board claiming a violation of antitrust laws. This suit mirrors that of the FTC, which is currently paused by the Fifth Circuit Court.… Read More »

Giving to VaCAP

For the past several years, VaCAP, a non profit organization, has participated in the Giving Tuesday Campaign.  If you are unfamiliar with this movement, it is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving which is dedicated to giving to non profit organizations. VaCAP is appreciative of all the donations received throughout the year and to those who have… Read More »

Fannie and Freddie Will Fail!

That comes straight from Dr. Mark Calabria, the Federal Housing Finance Director that oversees Fannie and Freddie! In a prepared statement given to the US House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, FHFA Director Mark Calabria  did not hold back in his comments. “But in their current condition, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will fail… Read More »

VaCAP Takes Action!

Last week we shared with you Maxine Waters and Sherrod Brown sent an inquiry to the Appraisal Subcommittee inquiring on the parameters used to determine the North Dakota Appraiser Waiver approval. We encouraged each of you to take advantage of the attention on our profession and contact your representatives.. VaCAP has sent letters to both… Read More »

Hold On, It’s the Ride of Your Life!

We are sure you have heard the old saying what goes around comes around, right. Well, here we are again; The FTC vs Louisiana Real Estate Appraisal Board case has been brought back into the spot-light. As you may recall, the LREAB filed a civil case against the FTC in attempt to stop the case… Read More »

Momentum is Strong. Act Now

Late Friday afternoon, VaCAP learned the Financial Services Committee Chairwomen. Maxine Waters and Senator Sherrod Brown, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs, sent a letter to the Appraisal Subcommittee Chairman Arthur Lindo inquiring around the circumstances of the North Dakota Appraisal Waiver that was granted a few months back.… Read More »

Breaking News – Unprecedented Appraisal Waiver Questioned!

Congresswomen Maxine Waters and Senator Sherrod Brown are questioning the Appraisal Waiver granted to North Dakota.  See the Press Release below and the entire letter sent here.    For Immediate Release September 27, 2019 Waters and Brown Call on Appraisal Subcommittee to Provide Answers on Unprecedented Appraisal Waiver WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman… 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 »

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 »