volume 23

Industry News

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WRE Issues

Industry News HVCC Update- Seeing Light Regulators, lenders and the public are finally getting the message that all is not well with HVCC. Consider FHA’s recent mandate that appraiser fees be customary and reasonable and that there be a clear separation of appraiser and AMC fees (Page **). These requirements speak directly to appraisers’ complaints.… Read More

Shining Light on Energy Auditing

Editor’s Note: Appraisers and Home Inspectors are catching the energy-auditing wave- diversifying and adding to their bottom lines. Shining Light on Energy Auditing by David Brauner, Editor As environmental concerns among Americans reach a tipping point- saving our planet, becoming energy independent, saving money on the soaring cost of energy- appraisers, inspectors and others are… Read More

Appraisers Talk, FHA Listens

Appraisers are finally being heard. As a result of grass roots complaints by appraisers about diminishing appraisal quality in industry blogs, publications, the general media, and in a formal appeal by a coalition of appraisal organizations, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced several important policy changes intended to increase accountability and due diligence in the appraisal… Read More

Readers Respond

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WRE Issues

Readers Respond Editor’s Note: The HVCC and FHA comments here are representative of many hundreds of similar sentiments expressed at the OREP/Working RE HVCC Appraiser Talkback Blog and Survey. To find a report from a “happy” AMC appraiser, see page Diary of a Happy (AMC) Appraiser. HVCC We watched revenue drop from $12,000 per month… Read More