Tag Archives: watchdogs

More Trouble Brewing

Got a low credit score and can’t get a loan?  Don’t fret over it, just subscribe to a magazine. Sounds absurd doesn’t it?  According an article on MSN, banks are using other means to determine your credit worthiness. We all understand alternative credit, such as phone and power bills, but companies are now considering consumer… Read More »

No DTI CAPS- What could go wrong?

Well, the insanity continues. HousingWire is reporting that a coalition of  lenders and trade groups are calling on the CFPB to eliminate the debt to income cap on all Qualified Mortgages.   Yes, you read that right. lenders want to eliminate the debt to income cap to allow more loans to be originated. They claim by… 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 »

Do You Hear the Rumble?

” Can you hear that? Do your hear the rumble? It’s a train going 80 mph toward a 25 mph curve”  There is an excellent article by Richard Hagar,SRA that hit everyone’s email this morning from Working RE Magazine. The title of the article is  Why “Bifurcation” Won’t Work. This is an excellent read and… 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 »

It was a Big Day for Appraisers

The Virginia Real Estate Appraiser Board met for its quarterly meeting yesterday. We are happy to report CoesterVMS no longer has a license to operate in Virginia. The Board voted to accept the consent order accepting the voluntary surrender of his license. The Board also passed a motion to draft legislation to be introduced into… Read More »

What’s Your Worth?

  A recent email circulated among appraisers from a large national appraisal management company stating recent market research of appraisal fees had been conducted and our fees will be changing. The email indicated that some fees increased and some decreased.   The email also gave instructions on placing your fee into their system and they will… Read More »

Bounced Checks

VaCAP has learned that another AMC might be having financial difficulties. There are conversations currently taking place in two appraiser groups on Facebook. The discussions are in 100% Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal Client Search and revolve around a bounced check from an appraisal management company.  The comments are varied and some are stating they… 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 »

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 »