Let’s Play a Game

By | February 7, 2021

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 thinks the GSE’s should be even discussing appraisal processes is a question that needs to be asked of FHFA.  The Appraisal Foundation  oversees appraisal policy and processes not FHFA. 

FHFA has given us 22 pages to review to help us understand their questions.  It is an easy read with graphs, charts and such. VaCAP encourages each of you to take the time to look over their information and comment..  The comments are due by February 26th, so there is plenty of time to take action.

 See the documents here. 

 Provide your comments here. 

Now if you don’t want to write to comments to FHFA, that is OK. FHFA has scheduled a listening session  for February 11  from 1:00 – 4:00 EST and is allowing participants to register to speak. You must register in advance by Monday February 8 to secure a spot.  Register here for the listening session.

VaCAP can not stress enough how important it is for every appraiser to comment.  Appraisers have let others dictate many things in our profession, It is time to stop the trend. 


Reminder: The Virginia Real Estate Appraisal Board meets Tuesday February 9 @10:00. See the meeting details here.  DPOR grants up to 2 hours CE per cycle for attending the Appraisal Board Meetings.


3 thoughts on “Let’s Play a Game

  1. Robert Neil Mossuto Jr.

    Thank you for the information. I did take the time to write FHFA and provide a response. In fact, my response was 5 pages long. If you want to see it, I would be happy to share!

    1. VaCAP Board Post author

      Thank you Bob. It is important that every appraiser take the time to comment. If appraisers must be part of the solution.

  2. Shen Valley Appraiser

    A good start to any of this would be to CAPITALIZE the term “Appraiser”. Laugh or shake your head – this might seem to be a minor thing, but take a minute to analyze what a difference a capital letter makes in how important you think the Subject is when reading or writng an article versus when the subject of said article is not capitalized.

    Over time, if we keep referring to ourselves as minor entities and allow others to do so, the Finance world will keep treating us like minor entities who are impediments to the process, not as important contributors to the continuation of healthy Markets by the only unbiased, non-commission-based entity in the process.

Comments are closed.