Third Exposure Draft – Valuation of Green and High Performance Property: Background and Core Competency

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The Appraisal Practices Board (APB) of The Appraisal Foundation has issued the following document for comment:

Third Exposure Draft – Valuation of Green and High Performance Property:  Background and Core Competency

All interested parties are encouraged to comment in writing to the APB before the deadline of December 12, 2014. Respondents should be assured that each member of the APB and the SME Group will thoroughly read and consider all comments.

Written comments on this Exposure Draft can be submitted ...

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Alliance for Valuation Education Seeks SMEs

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The Alliance for Valuation Education, a non-profit established with the support of thirteen leading valuation-related organizations (including the National Association of REALTORS), is soliciting applications for course authors as well as those interested in serving as subject matter experts (SMEs).

If you are interested in applying to be a course author or SME, please visit the Alliance for Valuation Education website.

If you have any questions, please contact Magdalene Vasquez, Staff Executive, at magdalene@avenew.org or 202-595-3321.

Source: Appraisal

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FHA Single Family Draft Handbook Appraiser Requirements

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The Federal Housing Administration posted four draft appraiser-specific policy documents that will be part of the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook. FHA specifically encourages FHA Roster appraisers, and mortgagee staffs that underwrite appraisals, to submit feedback through September 2.

See the FHA Single Family Policy Drafting Table for more information.

Source: Appraisal

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AQB Exposure Draft of a Proposed Revision to the 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria

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The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) has issued an Exposure Draft of a Proposed Revision to the 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria.

In recent months, as states have worked to make the necessary revisions to laws and regulations to implement the changes in the Criteria, the AQB has received additional feedback surrounding Background Checks.

All interested parties are encouraged to comment in writing to the AQB before the deadline of July ...

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New Appraisal Tools Section on REALTOR.org/appraisal

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NAR has added a new resource on the REALTOR.org/appraisal page called “Appraisal Tools.”  The Appraisal Tools page provides links to educational resources for real estate agents who want to educate clients about the appraisal process.  Links include NAR’s new Frequently Asked Questions brochure about appraisals as well as three publications from the Appraisal Foundation including common myths about the appraisal process.  The “Tools” page also has links to Seller and Servicer Guides from Fannie Mae ...

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