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Online Petition to Allow appraiser Access to Data They Provided Through the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) | Appraisers Blogs 1

Online Petition to Allow appraiser Access to Data They Provided Through the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD)

Fellow appraiser, I am asking that you to take a moment to participate in this important industry effort. Fannie Mae’s Collateral Underwriter (CU) will be available in the first half of 2015.  The CU performs automated risk assessment of appraisals submitted to the Uniform Collateral Data Portal based on information that you provided through the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD).  The CU provides a risk score, flags, and messages to the lender. The GSE’s have mandated that all appraisals be submitted in the UAD format; however, currently there are no plans to provide appraisers access to this data. » Inline Ad...

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Declaration of Appraisal Independence

Real Estate Appraisers of America: Declare appraiser independence by prohibiting lenders from having any ownership or stake in the real estate appraisal process. This declaration of the real estate appraisal workers of the United States of America and those who stand together with the appraisal industry is made subject to the understanding that commercial and financial events guide growth and development of society, and that financial products and services are integral to the necessary and successful health of our citizens.  It is further understood and recognized that the fair and independent valuation of underlying assets backing financial products are critical...

A Journal Piece of Appraiser Independence (Part 2): Appraisal Independence Violated 1

A Journal Piece of Appraiser Independence (Part 2): Appraisal Independence Violated

History is an important reminder to us all of what went wrong and what went right. When history is known we tend to skip the mistakes we made. We can either choose the right path for the wrong reason, the right path for the ‘right’ reasons and, we can take the wrong path in a similar manner. The MARKET needs to take the right path for the ‘right’ reasons. In years of late 1998 and 1999 several ideas were brought forth to a Forum filled with Individual Appraisers carrying a dislike toward the status quo. One idea was the Appraisers...

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Online Petition to Make a Difference in Customary and Reasonable Appraisal Fees

Fellow Professional Appraiser, I am asking you to take a moment from your busy day to PARTICIPATE in an important industry effort. That issue is referred to within Title XIV of the Dodd-Frank legislation as “Customary and Reasonable Fees”: CUSTOMARY AND REASONABLE FEE In General – Lenders and their agents shall compensate fee appraisers at a rate that is customary and reasonable for appraisal services performed in the market area of the property being appraised. Evidence for such fees may be established by objective third-party information, such as government agency fee schedules, academic studies, and independent private sector surveys. Fee...

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Real Estate Appraisers Warned us About the Crisis but we Didn’t Listen

On July 9, 2013 I participated in a radio interview with a lobbyist for the 100 largest financial firms.  The San Francisco radio program host asked me what question I would ask the lobbyist and I said that any discussion should begin with allowing him to state his view of what caused the crisis.  In the course of his explanation, he bemoaned the fact that there was no warning about the crisis. I found this ironic because I had just published that morning an article about how the appraisal profession warned us that the senior officers controlling the mortgage lending...

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Petition Concerning the Interim Final Rule on Appraiser Independence

The National Association of Independent Housing Professionals (NAIHP) led by Marc Savitt is petitioning the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and is asking those harmed by the Interim Final Rule on Appraiser Independence to sign and forward the online petition. To Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Richard Cordreay, CFPB Director: Allow NMLS loan originators to order appraisals » Inline Ad Purchase:  Intext Link

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Petition Opposing Coercive and Abusive Behavior of Chase Bank and Other Lenders Against Appraisers

Please consider signing the online petition launched by John Dingeman opposing the coercive and abusive behavior of Chase Bank and other lenders against appraisers. Stop Intimidating, Threatening, and Bullying Appraisers Chase Mortgage Banking, like other financial institutions have come into possession of appraisals where a loan has been assigned or sold to them. If Chase had any issues with these appraisals during the underwriting process when the loans were written, they would have asked the appraiser’s “Client” for clarification, explanations, and/or corrections. With every foreclosure, Chase is scrubbing each and every one of the appraisals in an attempt to place...

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Appraisers online petition opposing use of AMC fees as Customary & Reasonable

Please consider signing the online petition launched by appraisers and written by George Hatch, opposing the use of AMC fees as Customary & Reasonable: Federal Reserve Board to Clarify Customary and Reasonable Appraisal Fees On October 18, 2010, the Federal Reserve Board announced an interim final rule to Regulation Z of Title 12, also known as the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). One of the elements to Regulation Z is a binding requirement upon creditors and appraisal management companies to ensure that appraisers who are not employees of creditors or of the appraisal management companies receive customary and reasonable payments...