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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. 

December 31, 2014 

National Mortgage News: Appraisers Are Being Unfairly Targeted, by David Bunton.

The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) has issued the following: December 2014 Q&As.  

The Appraisal Foundation:
 The next public meeting of the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) is approaching. Click here to register. The meeting is being held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on February 6, 2015. 

The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Foundation is pleased to announce that the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) has issued the Fourth Exposure Draft of proposed changes for the 2016-17 edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.  

December 29, 2014

 
December 18, 2014
Fannie Mae Selling Guide Updates

On December 16, Fannie Mae instituted a number of substantive changes to their Selling Guide.  Changes include: 
  • B2-3-04, Special Property Eligibility Considerations (Properties with Solar Panels)
  • B4-1.3-05, Improvements Section of the Appraisal Report (Energy Efficient Improvements)
  • B7-3-02, General Property Insurance Coverage (Coverage Requirements)

These changes are effective immediately.  Please click here to read the full announcement.

The Appraisal Foundation: In its December 13 print edition, The Wall Street Journal published The Appraisal Foundation's response to the article, "Dodgy Home Appraisals are Making a Comeback." Click here to view a copy of the article and our response. 

The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Foundation Appoints New Officers and Members to the Board of Trustees, Appraisal Standards Board, Appraiser Qualifications Board and Appraisal Practices Board. Click here for more information. 





 

ASSOCIATION NEWS

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.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Managing your NAIFA profile:

Think of your online NAIFA profile as an online resume. Like a resume, your NAIFA profile provides your contact information, experience, education, professional recognition, skills/qualifications, and much more. Your NAIFA profile is your online advertisement to over 700,000 annual visitors to NAIFA's website. Be sure to keep it up-to-date and accurate to ensure that when people are looking for an appraiser - they find you!
Click here to learn how to manage your online profile.

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If you would like more information about the analytical tools offered by Valuation Research, LLC, please go to their website (www.valuationresearchllc.com) and register. Registration is free. Once you’ve registered you can download whitepapers, view analytics, watch a tutorial on products, and download applications. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mark Stockton directly at: mark@valuationresearchllc.com.

 

 

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