Being a REALTOR® Archive

Get on Track – the Fast Track

Many appraisers hold one, and sometimes more than one, designation from a host of professional appraisal organizations. These designations tell clients and, more broadly, the real estate industry that an appraiser has gone above and beyond the requirements for...

NAR Announces UAD Webinar through Realtor University

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) announces a 60-minute webinar through Realtor University on the new Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) on June 9, 2011 at 11:00am EST. The cost will be $19.95. RAA/GAA designees will receive a $10 discount...

The RVM is Churning & Burning

The RPR blog recently announced that the Realtors® Valuation Model (RVM) is up, it’s running and it’s better than your AVM. Don’t take our word for it – check out the fancy chart in the post. The RVM is...

Appraisal Foundation Webinar on Fair Value & Financial Reporting

The Appraisal Foundation announced a Webinar on March 16, 2011, at 1:00p (ET) on Fair Value and Financial Reporting issues for appraisers. The cost is $20 and you can register here. Discussion will focus on the following: An orientation...
February 22, 2011

Appraisal Foundation Looking for Subject Matter Experts

Last week the Appraisal Foundation’s Appraisal Practices Board (APB) put out a call for subject matter experts on declining markets.  The APB is looking for experts to “assist in the research and development of voluntary guidance on Residential Appraising...
November 22, 2010

Federal Reserve Board Issues Appraiser Independence Regs

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve Board released an interim final rule on appraiser independence.  The much-anticipated interim final rule is required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Public Law 111-203).  In their release, the Fed states...
October 19, 2010

FHA Unveils New FAQs

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) last week unveiled a new list of frequently asked questions (FAQ ).  The 26 page document covers a variety of topics on several FHA programs.  Topics include: New Construction Wood Destroying Insects/Termites Utilities –...
October 18, 2010

Foundation Upholds, Shortens AI Suspension

The Appraisal Foundation today released a statement upholding their suspension of the Appraisal Institute (AI).  However, the length of the suspension was reduced to December 31, 2010.  The suspension was initially to last through April 15, 2011.  The notice...
September 3, 2010

FHA Appraiser Training in City of Angels

On occasion, we like to keep you aware of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) appraisal trainings happening across the country. On September 16, 2010, in Los Angeles, CA, FHA is offering “Completing Today’s FHA Appraisal”.  FHA will conduct a 1-day...
August 12, 2010

2010 USPAP Update for State Regulators

The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) recently released the 2010 USPAP Update for State Regulators is available for online viewing free of charge.    The one-hour presentation was produced as a part of the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials (AARO) conference in...
August 2, 2010