Assessing VA Approved Appraisers and How to Improve the Program for the 21st Century – House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity April 4, 2017
My comment: I have always been surprised that so few appraisers are interested in doing VA appraisals. Guess they like working for AMCs with hassles and low fees. Every week, at the bottom of every free email newsletter, I include the MBA origination stats, including VA, which is similar in volume to FHA. This week FHA and VA are very similar – around 11% of originations.
Federal Court Permanently Bars California Man From Preparing Property Appraisals
Appraiser prepared thousands of appraisals in conjunction with timeshare donation scheme
3D Map Shows America’s Most Expensive Housing Markets
HUD Fraud Alert: Appraiser Identity Theft
My comment: Read the bulletin for more info. There was a lot of this reported when trainees were used in the last boom. All the appraisers were sentenced to 3-5 years in prison.
With Trump changes in the news, guess I need to put something in this email newsletter ;>
Land Surveys in 1784 – Alexander Hamilton vs. Thomas Jefferson
11 Secret Spaces Hiding in Famous Places
What is the White House Worth? Nearly $400 Million, Says Zillow
Bob Hope’s UFO Home Sells for $13 Million
Excerpt: At long last, Bob Hope’s UFO house has sold for $13 million, after first being listed in early 2013 with a price tag of $50 million. Having gone through a couple of price cuts over the last three years, the most recent cut lowered the ask to $25 million. But with no comps available, how does one actually price a concrete space ship? Seems that when $25 million was thrown at the wall, $13 million stuck.
My comment: Tough appraisal including measuring and the listing history ;>
My comment: Wow!! I had no ideas these cities had high winds, especially those not in hurricane areas.