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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 29, 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.
Working RE: Selective Appraisal Group is hiring New Jersey Residential Real Estate Appraisers
. Click here to learn more.
The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Foundation Seeks Candidates for Vacancies on the Appraiser Qualifications Board and the Appraisal Standards Board. The application deadline is August 15, 2016. Click here to apply. July 28, 2016 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 Appraisal Buzz: How will Brexit affect the U.S. Housing Market? Article by Dr. Oonagh McDonald, CBE. Reprinted with permission. July 12, 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
a copy.July 5, 2016 The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Foundation Seeks Candidates for Vacancies on the Appraiser Qualifications Board and the Appraisal Standards Board. The application deadline is August 15, 2016. Click here to apply. The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) will meet on July 15, 2016, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Click here to register for the meeting. July 1, 2016June 30, 2016
The Appraisal Foundation: The International Valuation Standards Council and the Appraisal Foundation Release Standards Bridge Document. Click here to view the Press Release. Click here to view the document, A Bridge from USPAP to IVS. June 28, 2016
The Appraisal Foundation: On June 24, 2016, the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) held a public meeting in Las Vegas. Click here to view the meeting summary. June 24, 2016June 16, 2016 The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Foundation Announces Elections and Appointments for the Board of Trustees and Appraisal Practices Board. Click here to view the article. June 9, 2016
May 23, 2016
May 18, 2016
May 17, 2016
USPAP Flexibility at a Glance: Click here to view.
The Appraisal Foundation: On April 13, 2016, the ASB published the First Exposure Draft of proposed changes for the 2018-19 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Click here to view.
May 11, 2016
Fannie Mae's New FAQ's: Click here to view Fannie Mae's new Appraisal and Property Related FAQ's.
May 4, 2016
April 28, 2016
The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Foundation has issued the First Exposure Draft of proposed changes for the 2018-19 edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices.
The Appraisal Foundation: 2016 AQB Public Meetings
The Appraisal Foundation: On April 8, 2016, the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) held a public meeting in Phoenix, AZ. The meeting provided the AQB opportunity to hear public comment in response to the Discussion Draft - Potential Areas of Change to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria (Criteria). In addition, the Board provided an update on the following AQB programs:
- August 25 - Web-based
- November 18
The AQB received over 270 written comments in response to the Discussion Draft issued on February 11, 2016. The Discussion Draft contained potential areas of change to the Criteria, focusing on the following areas:
- National Uniform Licensing and Certification Examinations
- Course Approval Program
- Graduate/Undergraduate Degree in Real Estate Review Program
- Alternative Track for Licensed Residential to Certified Residential
- Enhanced Practicum Curriculum
- Documenting Alternative Experience
- "Trainee" Nomenclature
- Three-Year Supervisory Residency Requirement
To review the Discussion Draft and public comments on it, click here.
March 29, 2016
March 22, 2016
The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) has issued March Q&A's for the 2016-17 edition of USPAP on the following topics:
March 9, 2016
- Public Trust
- Appraising Two Lots as One (Prior Q&A 2015-12 Revised)
The Appraisal Foundation: On February 19, 2016 the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) held its first public meeting this year. The
Board discussed the Discussion Draft – Potential Areas of Change for the
2018-19 edition of the Uniform
Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, which includes
potential revisions, as needed, in the following areas of USPAP:
February 22, 2016
- Communication of Assignment Results
- STANDARD 6, Mass Appraisal, Development and Reporting
- Definition of assignment
- Review of the terms assumption and extraordinary assumption
- STANDARD 3, Appraisal Review, Development and Reporting
- Review of Standards Rules 7-2(c), SR 7-5, and 8-2(v)
- Review of Standards Rule 8-3
- Review of Advisory Opinions 1, 18, 21 and 31
- Other edits to improve clarity and enforceability of USPAP
The Board is also reviewing the overall presentation of USPAP,
considering its future format and design. The Board believes it is fulfilling
its work plan and addressing the needs of appraisers and users of appraisal
services by considering any potential revisions to USPAP.
Click here for the meeting summary.
The Appraisal Foundation: The Purpose of the Appraisal Practices Board (APB) and information regarding recent topics discussed. Click here to view article.
February 15, 2016
The Appraisal Foundation: The Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) has issued February Q&A for the 2016-2017 edition of USPAP on the following topics: Is Turnaround Time an Assignment Condition. Click here to view.
January 20, 2016
NAIFA: NAIFA: NAIFA, ASA, ASFMRA Ask CFPB to Take Notice of Possible Increase in Appraisal Threshold, and to Exercise Right to Review Any Increase. Click here to read more.
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.
May 6, 2016
2016 National Conference: Registration is now open for the 2016 National Conference. For more information about the conference, click here. To register for the conference and take advantage of the early bird rates, click here.
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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