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July 14, 2014


July 2, 2014
 
The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) met in Sacramento, California on June 6, 2014. Click here to view the meeting summary. 

The Appraisal Foundation:
 Click here to register for the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) Public Meeting, being held in Washington, D.C. on October 17, 2014.

The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) has extended the deadline for the solicitation for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for The Collection and Verification of Data used in the Sales Comparison Approach for Non-Residential Properties. Click here to view the solicitation. 

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Do you want to be a better FHA Appraiser? The FHA checklist and ebook keeps you up-to-date on FHA requirements and helps you be more efficient on FHA Inspections. Click here for more information. 





 

ASSOCIATION NEWS

July 15, 2014

Service information for F. Dale Bynum

Wake - Thursday evening, July 17th, 7 p.m.Mass - Friday morning, July 18th, 10:30 a.m.

Both the wake and the mass will be held at:
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 208 S Evans, El Reno, Oklahoma, 73036


In lieu of flowers, donations may be submitted to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society. 

If you would like to send benevolences to the family, you can mail to: The Family of Dale Bynum, P.O. Box 429, El Reno, OK. 73036

Click here to view Dale's Obituary




July 2, 2014

Save the date for the 2014 NAIFA National Conference! Join us in Clackamas, Oregon, September 17-20. We look forward to seeing you there. Click here for more information. 
June 20, 2014

June 6, 2014

NAIFA/ASA Comment on Proposed Rules:

NAIFA's government affairs consultants Peter Barash and John Russell, and NAIFA’s Legislative Committee have issued a response to the Joint Notice of Proposed Rulemaking establishing "Minimum Requirements for Appraisal Management Companies”. You will find the entire response here, and below are a few highlights:
  • The Proposal lacks guidance and fails to provide illustrative examples of prohibited AMC conduct that undermines appraiser independence
  • The Joint Proposal fails to establish or even discuss a process for the filing of complaints by appraisers against federally regulated AMCs alleging violations of an AMCs appraisal independence responsibilities
  • We strongly object to the Agencies decision NOT to adopt appraisal review standards for AMCs
  • We disagree with the Agencies view that Dodd-Frank’s AMC provisions are not applicable to appraisals ordered through an AMC when performed in connection with commercial real estate transactions
  • We raised an issue that the Agencies have not addressed. The problem of nonpayment of appraiser fees by AMCs and the issue of mortgage lender responsibility for paying appraisers when the AMCs THEY hire are unable or unwilling to do so.
These are some main points we wish to stress to the Agencies for consideration in their rulemaking. Please take a few minutes to read the letter in its entirety to be aware of our position on this very important issue. Although approximately 37 states have already enacted AMC legislation, there is a possibility that some laws will have to be altered for the state appraisal regulatory agencies to be in compliance. There is no proposal to deal with customary and reasonable fees. Apparently we are still left to fight out the fee situation on our own with no guidance from the Agencies.

Ann Susko, IFA

Co-Chair Legislative Committee

**Agencies:

Office Comptroller of the CurrencyFederal

ReserveBureau of Consumer Financial

ProtectionFederal Deposit Insurance

CorporationNational Credit Union Association

Federal Housing Finance Agency

 

 

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7/23/2014
1.5C Residential Analysis for Small Income Property Appraisals

8/15/2014
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8/15/2014
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