Exciting news for the appraisal world! Certain portions of USPAP are now available online to the public in a free, downloadable, searchable format! At this point, the first 30 pages of the 354 page publication are available. We will keep you posted as more sections become available.
“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 »
Within the past 48 hours, the appraisal community has been hit with so much information, we wanted to make sure each of you are aware of what is going on so. The Other Side of Racism Appraisers Blogs published an article yesterday that every appraiser needs to read, share and distribute on all social media… Read More »
Don’t miss the newest episode of “Voice of Appraisal with Phil Crawford”! Phil talks about his own personal experience with COVID-19 and its effects on his appraisal business.
Appraisers have some very strong opinions on computer driven appraisals. Others are noticing the dangers as well. It is more than just automated valuation models though. In an article written by Danielle DiMartino Booth, for Bloomberg , Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are specifically called out on their appraisal waivers. The author compares the dangers… Read More »
Membership to VaCAP remains at $84 per year. We represent Virginia appraisers as one of the leading coalitions within the Network of State Appraisal Organizations, currently 31 members strong. We are members of the Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council, attend meetings of the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials and attend State Appraisal Board Meetings. We initiate… Read More »
Thank you to the many who have already renewed their VaCAP membership. For those of you who have not renewed, (you know who you are) please do so now. Our membership renewal process is the same as it has been for the past several years. It has worked well for us and is both cost… Read More »
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking public comments on the proposed rules for a Qualified Mortgage. The proposed rules require the lender to season the mortgage for 36 months before they can sell it to Fannie or Freddie. What that means is the lender will own that loan for 3 years. Fast forward if… Read More »
Thank you to those who contacted us about an issue renewing your VaCAP membership on line. The link for payment is now functioning correctly. We ask those who had trouble, please try again. https://vacaponline.com/how-to-join/. If you have not renewed your VaCAP membership, please do so now,. We have a lot of exciting changes in our… Read More »
We don’t need to tell anyone our world is a bit different these days. Each and every one of us has found our path through the past couple of months. VaCAP is no different and is moving forward after taking a pause to regroup. A few weeks ago VaCAP leaders asked for volunteers to help… Read More »