Tag Archives: Real Estate

Will This be the Next Housing Bubble?

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 »

What Are You Waiting For?

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 »

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 »

Why Do it Alone?

There is strength in numbers.  We believe this is an accurate statement. Richard Hagar, SRA recently wrote an article titled ” Come Together” that VaCAP was been given permission to redistribute. The article discusses the benefits of working in a large firm, co-op office and communicating with other appraisers. Belonging to professional organizations such as… 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 »

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 »