Tag Archives: Whistleblowers

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 »

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 »

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 »

AMC Consents to Negligent Conduct

Yes, you read that correctly! Lenders Allies, LLC, an appraisal management company,  has agreed to a consent order with the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB). On May 1, 2019 Lenders Allies agreed to a final order neither admitting guilt or denying guilt of violations of  Texas law. The case revolved around the investigation… Read More »

It Was One of Those Weeks….

Things went a bit crazy, but in a very good way! Monday April 29th, VaCAP launched a consumer protection campaign on WRVA 1140 AM News Radio.  Our email and social media accounts  were non stop.  Many of our sister Coalitions in The Network of State Coalitions helped spread the word and shared our Press Release… Read More »