Wednesday , 30 September 2020


Happenings in the Industry


Change is happening. In case you missed some of the hot topics being discussed this month, we have put together a quick list of comment deadlines and reports that have been released. Don’t miss out on your opportunities to provide critically needed feedback to continue the development of industry policies. Provide input to the proposed changes to appraiser requirements Thursday, …

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Does a fence need to be painted to meet FHA standards?

This article was originally posted here. For additional articles by Ryan Lundquist visit his website. Does a fence need to be painted or stained to meet FHA minimum property standards? During an FHA refinance an appraiser recently told a home owner that his fence needed paint or stain for the loan to work. Is that really true though? Let’s dig into this issue. …

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Real Politics in Federal Housing Policy

Federal Housing Policy

An interview with Governor Bob Ehrlich. Robert L. Ehrlich was the 60th governor of Maryland from 2003-2007. He was a member of the U.S House of Representatives from Maryland’s 2nd District (1995-2003) and also a member of the Maryland House of Delegates (1987-1994). For the past 25 years, Gov. Ehrlich has participated in and debated federal housing policy. During Valuation …

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Our aging Real Estate Appraisers

How old is too old to be a Real Estate Appraiser? That question is not an easy one to answer. It is also likely that each individual appraiser can only provide their answer to the question. At 80, I am relatively healthy, and have no issues with mobility, climbing stairs, pulling a tape, or doing anything else that is generally …

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Summer Reading List 2016

Appraisal Buzz 2016 Summer Reading List

They say people who read books are smarter, more successful, and nicer. I’m not sure I believe that, but it does give a nice little nudge to check out some good books to finish the rest of the summer strong. We know appraisers have been busy and haven’t had much time to take a breath let alone a break. If …

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The Appraisal Practices Board Seeks Comments From Appraisers

We hear from appraisers all the time that they want to provide feedback.  Here’s an opportunity to provide critically needed feedback to the Appraisal Practices Board.  Your comments could be used to sculpt the continued development of your profession. The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) was formed by the Appraisal Foundation and is charged with identifying and issuing voluntary guidance on …

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Smooth Launch For FHA’s EAD Portal

This article was originally published HERE. For more articles from Patrick Barnard or Mortgage Orb, you can visit Rob Frazier is the acting director of the valuation policy division of the Office of Single Family Housing at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Previously, he served as chief appraiser and director of special projects for CoreLogic; …

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Live at Valuation Expo 2016

It is hard to gauge what you may be missing out on if you have never been to Valuation Expo before. If you were not able to attend, why not hear from your peers about the event. This past Valuation Expo in Baltimore, we asked The Appraiser Coach, Dustin Harris, to record his podcast at Valuation Expo to capture the …

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