Tag Archives: Legislation

Hold On, It’s the Ride of Your Life!

We are sure you have heard the old saying what goes around comes around, right. Well, here we are again; The FTC vs Louisiana Real Estate Appraisal Board case has been brought back into the spot-light. As you may recall, the LREAB filed a civil case against the FTC in attempt to stop the case… Read More »

Momentum is Strong. Act Now

Late Friday afternoon, VaCAP learned the Financial Services Committee Chairwomen. Maxine Waters and Senator Sherrod Brown, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs, sent a letter to the Appraisal Subcommittee Chairman Arthur Lindo inquiring around the circumstances of the North Dakota Appraisal Waiver that was granted a few months back.… Read More »

Breaking News – Unprecedented Appraisal Waiver Questioned!

Congresswomen Maxine Waters and Senator Sherrod Brown are questioning the Appraisal Waiver granted to North Dakota.  See the Press Release below and the entire letter sent here.    For Immediate Release September 27, 2019 Waters and Brown Call on Appraisal Subcommittee to Provide Answers on Unprecedented Appraisal Waiver WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman… 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 »

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 »

The Other Side of Things

Appraisal Buzz published an article written by Joshua Walit on July 31, 2019 titled Nothing New Under the Sun: The Varied Face of Appraisal. The article brings up some good points, however; it does not take into account the reality of the market and the control of the lenders and appraisal management companies in the… 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 »

Breaking News: Moratorium Requested

VaCAP has learned the US House Financial Services Committee has concerns over  Cryptocurrency and has requested a moratorium of Facebook until regulators and Congress have an opportunity to examine the issues and take action to protect consumers. “Because Facebook is already in the hands of over a quarter of the world’s population, it is imperative… 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 »

VaCAP and The Network of State Appraisal Organizations Speak Out

VaCAP and 27 other State Appraisal Organizations  reached out to the House Finance Services Committee concerning the upcoming Subcommittee meeting entitled  “What’s Your Home Worth,? A Review of the Appraisal Industry” on June 20th.  The Network stresses the most qualified to testify on the appraisal profession is an appraiser. The letter also outlines some of… Read More »