AARO Points the Way

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Association of Appraisal Regulatory Officials' Fall Conference was held at the Westin City Center in Washington, D.C. from October 13-16, 2012. AARO is a vitally important stakeholder in the appraisal profession as it brings together regulators from thirty state boards to share information, compare notes and propose remedies for the most pressing issues.

Reengineering the Appraisal, a Return to Fundamentals

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Last week, the Collateral Risk Network (CRN) and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) joined forces to discuss "Reengineering the Appraisal, a Return to Fundamentals". The meeting was held in Washington, DC and was very well attended by economists, government agencies, international valuation professionals, congressional staff, the Appraisal Foundation, several national lenders,  AEI scholars and CRN Members.

Denial Dial Set to Lowest Ever!

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Appraisal Buzz takes a look at an exerpt from this month's FHA Watch CLICK HERE to read the full article.

FHA's Financial Condition Worsens; Denial Dial Reset to Lowest Level Ever

One in six Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans were delinquent in June as the total delinquency rate increased to 16.61 percent. This was due almost entirely to a jump in thirty- and sixty-day delinquencies. The serious delinquency rate ticked up to 9.48 percent.

FHA Responsible for Underwater Loans

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Appraisal Buzz takes a look at the June issue of the FHA Watch and we highlight some of the most intriguing articles. To view the whole issue yourself click HERE for a PDF version. In this month's edition Ed Pinto talks about the FHA responsibility for underwater loans and puts a spotlight on the FHA's current insolvency

FHA Is Responsible for 1.5 Million New Underwater Loans