VaCAP has been informed of a Discussion Draft of a Bill introduced into the US House of Representatives that will directly impact every appraiser, appraiser trainee, appraisal firm, and appraisal management company.. From the discussion draft, the purpose of the Bill: “To establish an independent agency to be known as the Federal Valuation Agency… Read More »
Freedom, a victory so often taken for granted, so often disrespected. Today we pause for all those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedoms. Thank you to all the Veterans, Service Members and their families for your dedication and sacrifices.
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 »
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 »
This is a call to action! Comments on the proposed changes to the 2022-23 USPAP are needed The proposed changes to the reporting requirement of Standard 2 may impact the profession negatively and confuse the public on who we are and what we do. We ask that each and every one of you pause for… Read More »
The Appraisal Foundation has posted the National Real Estate Appraiser Job Analysis Study. The survey is to determine the areas that are relevant to our daily functions as appraisers. This is our profession and appraisers are the best source of information on what we do and how we do it. The results will be used… Read More »
VaCAP has extended the registration for our USPAP Classes in February until 6:00 PM Sunday January 26th Lunch is provided by VaCAP in Virginia Beach and First Bank is providing lunch in Abingdon We can not guarantee you seat if you miss the deadline, so register now. This is an AQB approved required course taught… Read More »
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 »