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February 24, 2015

The Appraisal Foundation: The next public meeting of the Appraiser Qualifications Board is approaching. The meeting is being held in Seattle, WA. on March 20, 2015, from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Click here for more information. 

February 17, 2015

The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraiser Standards Board (ASB) has issued the following: 2015 Summary of Actions Related to Proposed USPAP Changes.

January 27, 2015

The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) has issued the following: Fifth Exposure Draft of a Proposed Revision to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria and Guide Note 9 (GN-9). 

All interested in parties are encouraged to comment in writing to the AQB before the deadline of March 16, 2015. Respondents should be assured that each member of the AQB will thoroughly read and consider all comments.

Written comments on this Exposure Draft can be submitted by mail, email and facsimile.

Mail:
Magdalene Vasquez
The Appraisal Foundation
1155 15th Street NW, Suite 1111
Washington, DC  20005

Email: 
AQBcomments@appraisalfoundation.org

Fax:
202.347.7727

If you have any questions regarding this Exposure Draft, please contact Magdalene Vasquez at (202) 624-3074 or magdalene@appraisalfoundation.org.

AppraiserNews:
 FannieMae’s Collateral Underwriter Is Now Open for Business. Reprinted with permission from AppraiserNews, January 27, 2015.  All rights reserved.

Network of State Appraiser Organizations Responds to FannieMae on Collateral Underwriter Program:
 On January 8, the Network of State Appraiser Organizations, which consists of a great number of NAIFA members, filed a formal letter with FannieMae regarding its Collateral Underwriter Program.  Click here to view the response.

January 23, 2015

The Appraisal Foundation: The next public meeting of the Appraiser Qualifications Board is approaching. Please take a moment to register for this meeting if you plan to attend. Register here

January 16, 2015

US Department of Housing and Urban Development: All FHA-Approved Mortgagees. 

The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Foundation Seeks Candidates for Vacancies on Board of Trustees. Application Deadline is April 1, 2015. 

January 15, 2015
The Appraisal Foundation: Supervisory and Trainee Appraiser Requirements.

As you know, effective January 1, 2015, Supervisory Appraisers and Trainee Appraisers entering into a supervisor/trainee relationship must take a Supervisory Appraiser/Trainee Appraiser Course.  Details on the course outline and FAQs about the course can be found on The Appraisal Foundation’s website

Per the required course outline, education providers must incorporate information on The Appraisal Foundation and its Boards.  For your convenience, we have provided you with optional PowerPoint slides for use when teaching the course.  

Working RE:
Fannie Mae Warning Letters on the Rise. Reposted with permission from Working RE News Edition, January 14, 2015. All rights reserved. 





 

ASSOCIATION NEWS

February 9, 2015

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Carol Janice Paluck Pearson, wife of member Jim Pearson, IFAS. 

Carol Janice Paluck Pearson, age 67, of McKinney, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 5, 2015, in Dallas, Texas.     

She was born September 25, 1947 in Saginaw, Michigan to Bruno James and Johanna Martha (Beyer) Paluck.  Carol grew up in Saginaw where she graduated from Saginaw High School in 1965.  After her schooling, she began working as a legal secretary and later in the accounts receivable department.  After moving to the Dallas area, Carol worked as a credit manager for Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Company and Armstrong World Industries for over 20 years.  She married Jimmy Dale Pearson on December 28, 1997, in Richardson, Texas.  She enjoyed sewing, doing craft projects, making porcelain dolls, spending time with her grandchildren, and most of all, celebrating Christmas. 

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Frederick Paluck of California, and Donald (Jack) Paluck of Saginaw, Michigan. 

Carol is survived by her husband Jim Pearson, of McKinney;  Her Children: Kelly Moore and her husband Kenneth, of Quinlan, Melissa Kanz and her husband Jason, of Celina, and Marcey Ochoa and her husband Daniel, of Buford, Georgia, Jennifer DuBois and her husband Chris, of Plano, Brian Pearson and his wife Lindy Breedon-Pearson;  ten grandchildren:  James Taylor and his wife Laurel, Jacob Taylor, Kaleb Moore, Jesse Moore, Daniel Kanz, Isabelle Kanz, Kerigan Kent, Ashlee Kent, Kaylee Kent, Emma Pearson;  two great grandchildren:  Ethan and Chloe Taylor;  one brother, Ronald Paluck and his wife Joann, of Saginaw, Michigan, and one sister, Barbara Chobad and her husband Joseph, Jr., also of Saginaw, Michigan, and a host of other loving family and friends. 

A memorial service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 7, 2015, at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church, 1015 Sam Rayburn Tollway, Allen, Texas  75013, with Pastor Dennis George, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made, using the links below, to Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church, Allen, TX for their gracious hospitality or to UT Southwestern Medical Center for their outstanding care, knowledge, and compassion during a very difficult time. 



February 3, 2015

Save the Date!

NAIFA 2015 Instructor’s Conference
Thursday-Friday, April 30-May 1
Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel
Rosemont, IL


NAIFA Spring 2015 Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel
Rosemont, IL


January 30, 2015

Announcing the NAIFA chapter member designation competition!

For details, please click here. 

January 29, 2015

Announcing the NAIFA "Member Get a Member" Contest!

For details, please click here.

 

January 28, 2015


AHP Insurance:
NAIFA Members now have access to individual health insurance options. Click here to learn more.
 
January 5, 2015 

 

New Jersey NAIFA: The 2015 Education Conference is being held this year from April 16-17. Click here view program details and access registration information.

 

 

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Click here to learn how to manage your online profile.

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