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Welcome to VaCAP

Welcome to VaCAP VaCAP works to promote the appraisal profession and its image to elected and appointed public officials in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the users of appraisal services, and the general public. VaCAP initiates discussion and analysis of issues affecting professional appraisers and monitors the actions of State governmental bodies with the intent to… Read More »

Appraisal Fees Back in the Spot Light

FTC vs LREAB Update The Supreme Court has denied the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisal Board’s petition to intervene in the administrative case for price fixing by the FTC. The FTC  trial is scheduled to proceed on April 20, 2021. VaCAP is closely following this case and will update you as it proceeds.  To view all… Read More »

The Appraiser’s Conundrum

The Appraisal Foundation has issued an exposure draft for Advisory Opinion 16. Advisory Opinion 16 is Fair Housing Laws: Avoiding Bias in Real Property Appraisal and Appraisal Review Development and Reporting. Unlike other exposure drafts, the text of the advisory opinion has been rewritten. The traditional strike through of word or phrase changes is nonexistent.… Read More »

Are You Building a Cathedral?

If you have been doing appraising for any time at all, you have likely experienced some of the more irritating aspects of our profession:  the AMCs, the call backs, or one of my personal favorites, a Realtor’s protest “the idiot appraiser doesn’t know it’s supply and demand! I have a buyer!’’  An old folk story… Read More »

Let’s Play a Game

How about 20 Questions..,  The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has 20 questions for you.  Well, Actually it is only 19 questions. The FHFA is the organization  of the Federal Government that oversees Fannie and Freddie. They want feedback on how the GSE’s should move forward with appraisal policy, risk and appraisal processes.  Now why FHFA… Read More »

FHFA Issues RFI on Appraisal-Related Policies, Practices, and Processes

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today issued a Request for Input (RFI) on appraisal-related policies, practices, and processes. The input received in response to the RFI will be used by FHFA to determine the necessary modifications needed to ensure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) operate in a safe and sound manner. Click… Read More »

Help Jan Bellas of the AGA

Please see below from the GoFundMe Page and consider making a donation by clicking the picture to be taken to the fundraising page. ” As most are well aware Jan Bellas is a very important executive member of the AGA.  She works tirelessly for our members to help get them the results they need without… Read More »

Happy Veteran’s Day!

On this Veteran’s Day, we want to thank all of our Veterans for the sacrifices they made for our country.

FHFA Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2021-2024

“The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released the FHFA Strategic Plan:  Fiscal Years 2021-2024, which reflects the Agency’s priorities as regulator of the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) and as regulator and conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). FHFA requested input on the draft Agency strategic plan from Members of Congress, the… Read More »