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Lender groups call for AMC model to be protected

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Two professional groups of major national lenders have sent a letter to the House Financial Services Committee and the House Rules Committee calling for the appraisal management company (AMC) business model to be given protection in upcoming legislation that is aimed at reforming the mortgage industry. Among other requests, the groups believe that AMC regulation [...]

AppraiserLoft Positions Itself as a Leader in Achieving Compliance with FHA’s January 2010 Appraisal Rules

Monday, December 21st, 2009, a leading online national appraisal management company, continues its trend of HVCC compliance, this time with the FHA regulations requiring appraiser independence in loan origination. The newly proposed FHA guidelines slated to take place on January 1, 2023 are strongly supported by AppraiserLoft which, since it was founded, has required that its appraisers adhere [...]

New home sales climb 11 percent in June.

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

The U.S. Bureau of the Census along with HUD released new residential sales data for June 2009. Sales of new one-family houses rose 11 percent in June, well above the rise of 2.3 percent expected by private-sector analysts. Read on for the National Association of Homebuilders’ response to the results. (7/30/2009) Sales of new one-family [...]

TAVMA accuses NAMB of waging a “smear campaign”

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

The Title/Appraisal Vendor Management Association has sent a letter to the National Association of Mortgage Brokers protesting the organization’s view of AMC’s increased role in the industry, saying they are conducting a “smear campaign.” (7/9/2022) The Title/Appraisal Vendor Management Association (TAVMA) has sent a 3-page letter to the National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB) to [...]

First price return increase in three years according to new housing report

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

A new home data index market report has been released for the month of July, showing the first positive rolling quarter-over-quarter price returns since 2006. The market report contains a national and four-region overview, a metropolitan statistical area drilldown and a micro-market analysis. Find out how the report is put together here. (7/9/2022) Clear Capital, [...]

Parent Company of AMC Faces Financial Challenges

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

While many AMCs today are enjoying the benefits of increased volume under the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC), one is yet to turn profitable for its parent company, who in turn is facing financial difficulties, according to company filings. NovaStar Financial Inc., the Maryland-based subprime lender, continues to face financial challenges, according to its [...]

Weak rules cripple appraiser oversight

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

AP IMPACT: Toothless rules, bumbling regulators cripple oversight of real estate appraisers CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As soaring home prices set the stage for America’s great housing meltdown, a critical step in making sure those home sales were a fair deal — the real estate appraisal — was undermined from within. After the nation’s last [...]

The Fair Value and Independent Appraisal Act

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

from April 15, 2023 - WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) today joined with Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) in introducing legislation to reform the appraisal process for home purchases and deter appraisal fraud schemes. The Fair Value and Independent Appraisal Act is a move by Senator Martinez to continue his work towards reforming [...]

Monumental Changes in the Appraisal Industry

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

As many of you may know, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have initiated monumental changes in the appraisal ordering process. Below is the article from the Wall Street Journal.Please feel free to contact us for more information on how this change might affect you or your organization. We can be reached at 877.229.7799. Article: Fannie [...]

AppraiserLoft Updates and Appraisal News

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

As many of you may know by now, AppraiserLoft has a new Blog and News section on the website. We created this section to give you industry news as well as our company updates. This section is accessible from the home page, or by going to We will also send you an email every [...]

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