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November 30, 2016 The Appraisal Foundation: On November 18, 2016, the Appraisers Qualifications Board (AQB) held a public meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. Click here to view the meeting summary. November 9, 2016
NAA: On November 16, 2016, the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee of the House of Committee on Financial Services conducted a hearing on "Modernizing Appraisals: A Regulatory Review and the Future of the Industry." NAA member Dr. Samuel Henderson, MNAA, attended, representing NAA. Click here for the full article.
Chase: Mortgage Banking Collateral Underwriter III (Real Estate Appraisal Review Experience Required) opening in Lewisville, Texas. Click here for details. October 31, 2016 Fannie Mae: Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) announced the launch of
ground-breaking Day 1 Certainty™, a new initiative to provide its customers
with freedom from representations and warranties on key aspects of the mortgage
origination process. Click here to view the press release. October 20, 2016
Working RE: Latest AQB Proposal on College Degree, Experience Requirements. Click here to read the full article.
Fannie Mae: Enhanced Property Inspection Waiver. Frequently asked questions. Click here to view.
The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) will hold a Public Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri on Friday, November 18, 2016. Click here to register.
Capital One: Appraisal Reviewer II, Residential Real Estate Appraiser opening in Plano, TX. Click here for details. October 18, 2016 Working RE: How to Support and Prove your Adjustments. Presented by Richard Hagar, SRA. Click here for more information. September 20, 2016 The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) will hold a Public Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, on Friday, November 18, 2016. Register here. September 15, 2016 The Appraisal Foundation: Now Available: 2nd AQB Exposure Draft of Proposed Changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. Click here to view the exposure draft. September 14, 2016 The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) has issued the September Q&A's for the 2016-17 edition of USPAP on Inspection Using a Drone, and Restricted Appraisal Report for Multiple Parties. Click here to view. August 25, 2016
The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) held a Public Briefing on Thursday, August 25th, 2016. The briefing was videotaped and included discussion of proposed changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria (Criteria). Click here to view.
The Appraisal Foundation: Course Reviewers Needed. Click here to learn more.
The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) invites you to its upcoming Public meeting on October 21, 2016, in Washington, DC. Click here to register. August 17, 2016 The Appraisal Foundation: Public Invited to Participate in Online Briefing. AQB to Offer Update on Proposed Criteria Changes. Click here to register. July 28, 2016
The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Foundation is pleased to announce that the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) has issued the Second Exposure Draft of proposed changes for the 2018-2019 edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. Click here to view.
CFPB Ombudsman: The CFPB Ombudsman's Office is an independent, impartial, and confidential resource to help you informally resolve process issues arising from CFPB activities. Click here to access the 2016 Mid-year update. Click here to access the full website. July 27, 2016
The Appraisal Foundation: Public invited to Participate in Online Briefing. AQB to offer update on Proposed Criteria Changes. Click here to register.
July 14, 2016
The Appraisal Foundation: Click here for a summary of the 7.15.16 Appraisal Practices Board public meeting held in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The Appraisal Foundation: Free Voluntary Guidance for Appraisers. Click here for more information. July 13, 2016 July 15, 2016
Appraiser Tools: Check out HowLoud.com to find out the sound rating on properties around the country. This tool rates how much noise a site has from vehicle traffic, airline traffic, and local sources. The scale starts at 50 and goes to 100, where 50 is very loud and 100 is very quiet. Take a look!
The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Foundation is pleased to announce a new Q&A Forum. You can post your questions on appraisal standards and appraiser qualifications and receive a timely answer from the Foundation staff. Click here for more information.
July 8, 2016
The Appraisal Foundation: The Meeting Summary from the Spring
2016 Meeting of the Board of Trustees is now
available. Click here to read
September 20, 2016
NAIFA 2017 Election Results:
New Line Officers:
- President Elect - Rob Luciani, IFA
- Treasurer - Mike Cordell, IFA
New Board Members:
- Molly Orman, IFA
- Bob Solotist, IFA
July 25, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carol A. Ames, IFA. Carol was a great friend and mentor to many, and will be deeply missed by all. Carol has held many positions with NAIFA over the years. This year Carol served as the Admissions Committee Chair, and served on the Board of Directors. Cards can be sent to 1209 LA Charles Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM. 87112. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to an animal rescue organization of your choice, or the E&R Trust.
NAIFA is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Malcolm Bethune, IFA. Malcolm was an active member of NAIFA. He was proud of his time serving NAIFA and for the awards and recognition he gained over the years. Malcolm will be missed. Click here to read Malcolm's obituary.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church Marietta, 189 Church Street, Marietta, GA. 30060.
July 19, 2016
It is with our deepest sympathy that we announce the passing of Joseph Krass, IFAS. Joe served as NAIFA National President in 1986. To view Joe's obituary click here.
July 6, 2016
is with our deepest condolences that we announce the passing of Frank Stearle,
Jr. Frank passed away on Sunday, July 3, after battling multiple health
issues for the last 6 months. Frank had been a NAIFA member since 1986 and
served the New Jersey NAIFA organization in multiple capacities over the years.
Visitation was held on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Saul Colonial Home in Hamilton
Square, New Jersey.
June 17, 2016
NAIFA Issues White Paper on
FIRREA Title XI: NAIFA and ASA have authored a
white paper addressing the proposed redefinition of FIRREA Title XI.
NAIFA believes that the proposal under consideration would irreparably change
the current national appraiser regulatory and operational system.
To read the full White Paper,
click here. To read a covering
letter signed by NAIFA and ASA, click here. To read a one page
synopsis, click here. Finally, if your
organization would like to endorse the White Paper by becoming signatory,
please contact John D. Russell, JD, Director of Government Relations for NAIFA
and ASA, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-733-2103.
January 5, 2016
AHP Insurance: NAIFA Members now have access to individual health insurance options. Click here to learn more.
December 29, 2015
NAIFA Weighs In on Appraisal Threshold Issue
The OCC, Board, and FDIC are conducting a review of the regulations they have issued in order to identify outdated or otherwise unnecessary regulatory requirements imposed on insured depository institutions, as required by the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (EGRPRA). EGRPRA requires the Agencies to organize the regulations into categories and publish groups of categories for comment. In a notice published in the Federal Register on December 23, 2015, the Agencies are seeking public comment on regulations in the following categories: Rules of Procedure; Safety and Soundness; and Securities.
Click here to view the December 23 Federal Register notice seeking stakeholder comments on several appraisal rules (including the appraisal threshold issue). Comments are due by March 22, 2016.
NAIFA has already submitted written comments on this issue, strongly opposing a threshold increase. Our letter to CFPB Director Cordray advises him of the Agencies’ clearly stated interest in considering a threshold increase and asks him what specific steps he intends to take pursuant to Dodd-Frank and when to review any such action. Our letter cites the statements of FDIC officials showing their interest in a threshold increase and urges that the Bureau intervene in the process now. NAIFA members are encouraged to review the issue and express your thoughts directly to the responsible Federal Agencies.
November 23, 2015
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