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Latest Appraisers' Voice 0 C. Ames, IFA I just read the latest Appraisers' Voice.  This could not have been more timely.  Our New Mexico coalition is working on issues that are coming up in our legislative session next year.  The coalition board members have heard from people who complain about what we do or do not do and how we do it.  We invited these people to our meeting last Friday to welcome their input.   Chuck could have been listening to our meeting, none of them came.  Some people just like to complain, some people want to make a difference.  Chuck is correct, have a voice. Join, make a difference.  
by C. Ames, IFA
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
appraiser in New Bern NC 0 M. Hardebeck Looking for an appraiser in New Bern NC (Pamilico Co) for an appraisal of two residential lots for a non lending transaction (corporate issue).  Does anyone know of anyone in that area, I could call?  I am from Indiana and do not know of anyone. Mark Hardebeck
by M. Hardebeck
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Conference 2 C. Ames, IFA Thanks, Newark it is. Actually the rates are similar.
by C. Ames, IFA
Monday, August 6, 2012
Job Opportunity with Navy near Chicago, IL 0 M. Worthen The U.S. Navy will have a job opening with Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-west at Naval Station Great Lakes, IL. The job announcement will only be open on USAJOBS from August 6 - 10, 2012! The job will be posted as a GS-12 Realty Specialist (1170-12); however, appraisal duties are included and only state certified general licensed appraisers (from any state) will be considered. The salary range is from $75,403 to $98,022 per year with great federal benefits. The job announcment number is NE2117012-708775LD384696-EH and will be accessible on USAJOBS from August 6-10. If interested, you may also contact Mark worthen, Chief Appraiser, at (202) 685-9200.
by M. Worthen
Saturday, July 28, 2012
James Latteri funeral information 0 R. Burris My sympathies to Gail, Jay, and family.Mike BurrisJames Vincent LatteriThe Funeral Mass for Jim will be held 10:30am with visitation at 10:00am, Friday July 20th at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 3510 Rosedale St NW, Gig Harbor, WA and Burial to follow at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 Southeast 240th Street, Kent, WA. (about a 45 minute drive). Donations may be made in Jim's memory to Franciscan Hospice
by R. Burris
Sunday, July 15, 2012
James Tesso 1 R. Burris God Bless him.  He will be missed.
by D. Beccaria
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Real estate transactions mcmurray pa 0 E. O'Conor If you have not been paid by Real Estate Transactions Mc Murray Pennsylvania please contact:Peters Township PoliceDet. Bryan Barbour @ 724-942-5013They are looking into starting an investigation.
by E. O'Conor
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Appraiser Position - East Arkansas 0 M. Orman I have an appraiser opening in our West Memphis office. I would prefer an Arkansas state certified appraiser, but would be willing to consider working with a state licensed appraiser or trainee. This is a staff position. If interested, please contact Mike Orman - 901-382-2700 or
by M. Orman
Thursday, June 7, 2012
BPOs 2 C. Ames, IFA Thanks Susanne.  These "people" actually had someone come and talk to our coalition and now that we see what the bill has it FAR exceeds even what they talked about at our meeting.  Keep your fingers crossed for us.
by C. Ames, IFA
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
AGA is fighting for reasonable fees 4 C. Ames, IFA Come on Brad. As I said I thought it was interesting. It is being discussed on other forums and I got the link from a large state coalition.
by C. Ames, IFA
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Friends....Thanks 2 F. McAtee Frank It is good to see you posting. Glad your health is getting better. Take care Carol
by C. Ames, IFA
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Post National Conference 6 M. Evans I want to respond, but will be moving the response to the Members only chat room.. Since we will be disussing issues regarding the association.......Carol I am going to copy and past your response above my comments.
by M. Trotter
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
National Conference 9 C. Ames, IFA Carol, When I was there I stayed at the Residence Inn by Marriott on 21st Street and P Street. The local bus and subway system was excellent for getting around. Growing up in NYC I took a subway to HS every day. Then I went to the Big Sky Country of Montana and saw open spaces. The transportation system in DC was cleaner and had better upkeep than NYC. I also felt safer using their system during daylight hours and early evening hours.  My sons' in their mid 20's who came along thought the system was good for getting to/from the night life locations they visited.      
by T. Cullen
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
President Elect 1 M. Orman Molly, I wish you well! I know that you have dedicated yourself to the NAIFA and I know that such effort does not come without some personal sacrifice. -Lee
by L. Lansford
Monday, August 8, 2011
UAD date changed by B of A 0 P. Fegley On Monday, Aug 1, Bank of America/Landsafe issued a notice through DataQuick that they will require UAD compliance in reports delivered beginning on Monday, August 8.  This is several weeks ahead of Fannie's Sept 1 deadline.   If your chapter has not held a UAD class please contact your Chapter President or Chapter Education Coordinator to help in getting one scheduled in your area.   If you have news on UAD changes by other lenders please post them here for all to see!        
by P. Fegley
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Rodeo 6 T. Cullen Carol, My family had a great time at the "Showdown Rodeo" in Palmdale/Lancaster, CA. We experienced it all - bull riding, tie down roping, bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, team roping & barrel racing. It was a great experience. After going to this event my 16 yr old daughter now wants me to buy her a pair of boots and a silver belt buckle. She likes the country look and feel. She even said to me that she likes Tim McGraw music. Based upon my experience I will be coming to Arizona to see how a the older & larger rodeos are suppose to look.  Then I plan on going to Wyoming and Oregon.  Tim
by T. Cullen
Thursday, July 21, 2011
EZ Links Page 0 N. Schaeffer A couple new links have been added:  1) Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions, and 2) Consumer Financial Tools (Calculators, Worksheets, and Check Lists). Please let us know if you have suggestions for additional links that will be of interest to appraisers and consumers. Thanks.
by N. Schaeffer
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Candidate for National Treasurer 0 N. Henderson This is to serve as a notice for candidacy for the position of National Treasurer for 2012. I have received confirmation from the national office that my Candidate Declaration Form was received. My platform covers several areas including the fact that NAIFA needs to expand on its presence in the appraisal industry. This can only be achieved through marketing. I will be a large proponent for marketing issues. Through marketing we will achieve new members, which will bring more funds into NAIFA which will allow NAIFA to expand nationally for recognition of our association, our membership and our services. Member benefits are important. As health insurance is currently out of reach for associations, I believe the benefits Aflac is currently offering to our members is exceptional. I would like to see that benefit taken advantage of to the fullest extent possible. Education was, in the past, what NAIFA was known for. Our education system needs to be reviewed and revamped to meet the needs of the current day appraiser. With our current Education Director, I believe we are on the right path. The national education conference has continually lost participation since the one member, one vote. While I am strongly for one member, one vote, I would like to see if we could work towards a way of allowing chapters to have additional votes that can only be submitted at the national conference to help bring back attendance. I would like to bring back a conference task force to work together to have our conferences planned out 2 years in advance working with staff and the education committee to provide timely course offerings, interesting speakers, family friendly outings and fun for all. If you haven't looked lately, our guest speakers will be phenomenal as President Trotter has worked very hard to bring in national level guest speakers. Last but not least, I would like to continue with association relationships to be stronger as an industry as a whole. This is just a synopsis of what I would like to see in the coming year(s). I will do my best to serve NAIFA with an open mind, make logical and informed decisions and attempt to present information to the Board of Directors in a timely manner for information to be digested and assimilated to make a knowledgeable decision. I would appreciate your vote. Nena W Henderson, IFA National Director 2011 - 2013
by N. Henderson
Monday, June 20, 2011
Hold harmless clause 0 E. Kehl I just read a small notice in the NAIFA news section that should have been sent to all members.  If you haven't seen it, please read it immediately.  The notice is regarding the danger to appraisers who sign an independent agreement with an AMC.  We just received a notice from a local lender that they were going to employ an AMC to handle their appraisal department,, and that we would be receiving a request to complete an application.  Shortly thereafter we did receive one, with the explanation that we must complete the whole infomation packet.   There were some 13 pages with requests for license info, E&O, W-9, etc and then there was an engagement letter with numerous clauses.  They explain that this agreement is with the single appraiser, not a company, and then  there is the Indemnify clause: : "Appraiser shall indemnify, defend, save and hold harmless [AMC] from and against any and all liability, claims, damages, losses, fines, judgments, suits, decrees, costs and expenses . . . in any way related to . . . any appraisal report submitted to [AMC] by Appraiser. " Under these types of indemnification provisions, appraisers are agreeing to pay losses, damages, attorneys' fees, etc. of the AMC even if the loss or damage results from the AMC’s own errors or wrongdoing. Further, the appraiser is agreeing to indemnify the AMC for types of damages that are beyond the realm of E&O coverage, such as damages for patent infringement. Thus, the appraiser is agreeing to pay potential costs and damages that are broader than can be covered by the appraiser’s insurance. An appraiser’s E&O policy can only cover mistakes or damage caused by the insured appraiser (not a third party such as the AMC) and cannot cover liabilities forced on the appraiser by contract. NAIFA should also have notified us that FDIC filed against 280 million Lenders Processing and Core Logic for bad appraisals and if they win it, every appraiser in their system will be forced to share the cost of the penalty and their E+O is voided. There is a great article that covers all the points concisely. Unfortunately we were also late to recognize the potential problem and have signed some agreements without realizing the potential jeopardy, since we carry E&O and consider that we are safe if we perform according to USPAP.  We are reviewing all our agreements with clients and advise all members to do the same.
by E. Kehl
Thursday, June 16, 2011
storms 0 C. Ames, IFA I just went on the internet and was looking at the reports from Joplin. A news flash came across and was showing the tornados in Oklahoma. Is everyone out there ok?  As I was watching one was hitting El Reno.  I believe that is where Dale lives. Such a tough weather year.    
by C. Ames, IFA
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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