Being a REALTOR® Archive

FHA Appraisal Training Opportunities Announced

From time to time, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offers appraisal training in various cities across the country.  FHA recently announced two such trainings next month in Denver, CO and Birmingham, AL.  The courses are free so if you’re...

Take the $10,000 Challenge

No, this offer is not for appraisers.  This offer is for lenders interested in working with the ironically-named appraisal management company (AMC) InHouse. InHouse is the best AMC in the industry – just ask them, they’ll tell you.  “InHouse...

Change–Threat or Opportunity?

CHANGE—THREAT OR OPPORTUNITY? I had the opportunity yesterday to do a webinar for the NAR Appraisal Section, for the RAA and GAA members. The webinar was: “Beyond HVCC”, and for me, it was fun to do because it was...

CE Course Available: ABC’s of the Appraisal Business

The new “ABC’s of the Appraisal Business” is designed to inform students of changes occurring in the appraisal industry that are impacting their day to day business.  Recent events have created a generational change in the appraisal industry.  These...

FHA Offers Education Session for Appraisers

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced that on April 21, 2010, in Atlanta, GA they will hold an education session for appraisers. This is a full day, live course that offers instructions on most recent changes and updates to...

NAR Announces Realtors Property Resource

The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) recently announced the creation of the Realtors Property Resource (RPR). The online real estate library will catalog every property in the United States. This initiative will provide access to a national database of...
November 16, 2009

FHA Enhances Credit Policies, Includes Appraisal Enhancements

Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner David H. Stevens announced plans to implement credit policy changes that will enhance the agency’s risk management functions. FHA will hire a Chief Risk Officer for the first time in the FHA’s history. Commissioner...
September 18, 2009

Appraisal Foundation – August Q&A

Application of Appraisal Reporting Requirements Question: If an appraiser is bound by USPAP for a particular assignment, when must the appraiser comply with the USPAP appraisal reporting requirements? Response: Whenever a value opinion is communicated, compliance with USPAP’s appraisal...
August 21, 2009

New Appraisal Products

NAR recently updated it’s frequently asked questions (FAQ) document on the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC). You can get more information on HVCC at www.realtors.org/hvcc The Appraisal Foundation recently released a new brochure Why Engage A Professional Appraiser?...

NAR Leadership Blog

Last Friday, Steve Brown posted the following to the Leadership Blog. Steve discusses appraisals as well as some other challenges the housing market is facing: Click here...
June 22, 2009