Congress Delves into the Appraisal Industry

Regulation of the industry is what allows all parts of the appraisal process be able to put safety and soundness first. While reviewing all aspects of this industry, this hearing will delve into the solutions that surround complex topics such as De Minimus Threshold for FRTs, appraiser independence, disparities in home values in minority communities, the role of technology in appraisals, and more.

The Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance will hold a legislative hearing titled, “What’s Your Home Worth? A Review of the Appraisal Industry” tomorrow, June 20th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with witnesses:

  • David S. Bunton, President of The Appraisal Foundation
  • Stephen S. Wagner Senior Appraiser of Terzo & Bologna, Inc. on behalf of the Appraisal Institute
  • Jeff Dickstein, Chief Compliance Office of Pro Teck Valuation Services on behalf of the Real Estate Valuation Advocacy Association
  • Andre Perry, David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, and the Brookings Institute
  • Joan N. Trice, Founder of Collateral Risk Network

While this hearing is happening tomorrow, be sure to watch it live for more information on how the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance plan to tackle these complex issues.

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Irimar Waters
Irimar Waters is the Media Director and Editor for Allterra Group. She is responsible for digital and print media marketing, managing all social media accounts, collaborating with authors on articles, and editing for Appraisal Buzz Magazine. Her literature background began at Frostburg State University where she studied professional writing and the Spanish language. She graduated in May of 2017 with over 500 credit hours dedicated to internships relating to writing, editing, and marketing. Now with recent experience as a Senior Editorial Assistant and Digital Journalist, Irimar has over 6 years of related and hands-on experience.

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