Appraiser Independence

Tips from Appraisal Subcommittee

Jim Park, Executive Director of the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC), has valuable information for appraisers regarding their professional information posted publically on the National Registry of Appraisers and more. Last year, when Park spoke at the Valuation Expo in San Antonio, many appraisers wondered why the “complaint hotline,” established under Dodd-Frank nearly three years ago, was taking… Read More

Customary and Reasonable Assignments

Editor’s Note: Andy Anderson looks around and ahead toward fixing a now broken appraisal profession. Customary and Reasonable Assignments By Andy Anderson The appraisal profession was not broken. Just like other professions, there were (and are) some bad actors, but appraising was not broken and should have been allowed to do its job correctly. That is not… Read More

Turning Tide? Appraiser Independence Legislation

Turning Tide? Appraiser Independence Legislation * Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act * CRS report on H.R. 3915 * Explanation of HOEPA loans * H.R. 1852: Expanding American Homeownership Act Still Pending in Congress * The Homeownership Preservation and Protection Act of 2007 * H.R. 1723: Fair FHA Appraisal Act, or visit * H.R.… Read More