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FHA Requiring Second Appraisal for HECMs

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released Mortgagee Letter 2018-06 which requires a second appraisal for certain Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM). Original Source

NAR Provides Feedback to Treasury Report

The U.S. Department of Treasury issued the latest in a series of reports aimed at improving regulation of the U.S. financial system. NAR provided feedback to Treasury earlier this year on this initiative, highlighting a number of topics of importance to REALTORS®. Original Source

Fannie Mae Appraisal Roundtable

NAR members, including both appraisers and agents, were invited to participate in a stakeholder roundtable with Fannie Mae hosted by NAR in the NAR DC offices. Original Source

2018 Appraisal Summit

On July 18th, 2018, NAR hosted its annual Appraisal Summit in Washington DC. The Summit brought together REALTORS® including appraisers and agents, as well as AMCs, government officials, trade associations, and private market entities, to discuss and engage on hot topics in real estate valuation. Original Source

Flood Insurance, Tax Reform Top Issues as Realtors® Head to Washington

Realtors® to Address Flood Insurance, Tax ReformRealtors® will address regulators and members of Congress on key industry issues this week in Washington, DC. January 1, 2019Media Contact: Sara Wiskerchen 202-383-1013 National Flood Insurance Program, Sustainability, Tax Reform Original Source

Quiz: HVCC Guidelines

Since it took effect May 1, 2009, the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) has generated significant commentary among real estate professionals, appraisers, and lenders—as well as plenty of uncertainty over exactly what the agreement does and does not allow. The HVCC is a set of guidelines to curb inaccurate appraisals developed by New York […]

Performance and Valuation of Investment Real Estate

It’s time to think long term. Here you’ll receive the tools and skills to determine the performance of real estate assets, allowing you to enhance the long-term financial outlook of your portfolio and secure the future prosperity of your business. Original Source

Appraiser Trends Study

NAR seeks to determine whether a shortage of appraisers exists and to what extent, and to explore other issues facing the appraisal profession. Original Source