Third Exposure Draft – Valuation of Green and High Performance Property: Background and Core Competency

The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) of The Appraisal Foundation has issued the following document for comment: Third Exposure Draft – Valuation of Green and High Performance Property:  Background and Core Competency All interested parties are encouraged to comment in writing to...
November 12, 2014

Alliance for Valuation Education Seeks SMEs

The Alliance for Valuation Education, a non-profit established with the support of thirteen leading valuation-related organizations (including the National Association of REALTORS), is soliciting applications for course authors as well as those interested in serving as subject matter experts...
September 18, 2014

FHA Single Family Draft Handbook Appraiser Requirements

The Federal Housing Administration posted four draft appraiser-specific policy documents that will be part of the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook. FHA specifically encourages FHA Roster appraisers, and mortgagee staffs that underwrite appraisals, to submit feedback through September 2....
August 8, 2014

AQB Exposure Draft of a Proposed Revision to the 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria

The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) has issued an Exposure Draft of a Proposed Revision to the 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. In recent months, as states have worked to make the necessary revisions to laws and regulations to...

New Appraisal Tools Section on REALTOR.org/appraisal

NAR has added a new resource on the REALTOR.org/appraisal page called “Appraisal Tools.”  The Appraisal Tools page provides links to educational resources for real estate agents who want to educate clients about the appraisal process.  Links include NAR’s new...
April 10, 2014

New Mercury Mobile App May Speed Appraisals

      A new iOS app from a la mode, the Naples, Fla.-based real estate and mortgage technology company, offers a solution to appraisal delays. The app is called Mercury Mobile. It enables appraisers in the field to respond...
February 21, 2014

Appraisal Practices Board National Talent Pool

The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) of The Appraisal Foundation is seeking valuation professionals for a national talent pool to serve as a resource to the Board as it develops future voluntary guidance on generally recognized valuation methods and techniques....
February 18, 2014

American Banker reports on Fannie Mae’s Appraisal Quality Monitoring

American Banker reports on Fannie Mae’s process to track appraisers who are engaging in questionable practices. For lenders and appraisal management companies, the list may become a filtering device when making appraisal assignments. Learn more in this article from...
January 30, 2014

Subject Matter Experts Needed for Green Building Valuation Report

The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) of The Appraisal Foundation has issued solicitations for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for The Valuation of Green Buildings – Residential Properties and The Valuation of Green Buildings – Non-Residential Properties.  The respective solicitations can...
January 17, 2014

New Appraisal Standards Board Q&As now available

The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) has issued January Q&As on the following topics: “Verifying” Completion of an Appraisal Assignment Results Fannie Mae Form 1004 Use of Certification with Form 1004D/442 Applicable Edition of USPAP For questions, please contact Emily...
January 15, 2014