Professional Development Archive

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

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

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...

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...