25th March 2011

Welcome to Appraiser Income

Here is to an epic 2018!  Time to get back in to marketing your business and stop relying on AMC work!

Since 2015 I have been slammed with too much work…   It is crazy how things have changed in recent years. When I made this video in 2014 the work seemed to be drying up.  Is this going to happen again soon?  If you are in need of work, please watch this video and make sure you sign up to my Appraiser Marketing System!

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17th December 2018

JUST PUBLISHED – 2019 AMC DIRECTORY

UPDATED: JANUARY 01, 2019

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12th December 2018

Appraiser Job in NEW ORLEANS, LA – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Vacancy No.SWGY182780844660DDepartmentU.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Salary$73,375.00 to $95,388.00Grade12 to 12
Perm/TempPermanentFT/PTFull-time
Open Date12/12/2018Close Date12/24/2018
Job LinkApply OnlineWho may applyPublic
Locations:
NEW ORLEANS, LA
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11th December 2018

Appraisal Institute Joins 17 Groups Opposing Credit Union Administration’s Proposed Action

CHICAGO (Dec. 4, 2018) – The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers joined 17 other organizations Monday in saying it “strongly opposed” the National Credit Union Administration’s plan to reduce the number of non-residential real estate loans requiring appraisals.

The Appraisal Institute said it opposed the NCUA’s proposal to quadruple – from $250,000 to $1 million – the appraisal threshold for non-residential real estate loans. The appraisal threshold is the loan amount below which appraisals are not required. Increasing the threshold would drastically increase the number of non-residential real estate loans that would not require an appraisal.

Saying it was “deeply concerned,” the Appraisal Institute’s letter cautioned the NCUA that its proposal could recreate conditions that led to the housing market meltdown of the late 2000s. “The proposed rule is written purely through the lens of regulatory relief – not safety and soundness. It ignores the fact that the United States suffered through a financial crisis less than a decade ago,” the letter said. “If anything, the current market conditions beg for heightened due diligence by regulated institutions today – not a loosening of a fundamental risk management activity. “

The Appraisal Institute’s letter noted that the federal banking regulatory agencies – the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Reserve Board – earlier this year approved increasing the commercial appraisal threshold from $250,000 to $500,000.

“We are deeply concerned the NCUA proposal, if finalized at $1 million for commercial real estate transactions, will result in a regulatory ‘arms race’ between the Agencies and the NCUA,” the letter said. “This would result in the NCUA – the agency with the least direct experience in overseeing business and commercial real estate lending – effectively driving the appraisal policies for the entire financial regulatory system.”

The Appraisal Institute and the other groups also noted that legislation adopted this year by the U.S. House (and awaiting action by the Senate) would link commercial appraisal threshold levels for two of the U.S. Small Administration’s most popular loan programs to those established by the federal banking regulatory agencies. “This (NCUA) proposal will likely impact not just credit unions and banks, but SBA lenders and risks associated with SBA loans,” the letter said.

The NCUA did not propose changes to the appraisal threshold for residential loans. “We support the NCUA’s proposal to maintain the $250,000 threshold level for residential real estate transactions,” the letter said.

Also signing the Appraisal Institute’s letter to the NCUA were:

  • Appraisers’ Coalition of Washington
  • Coalition of Appraisers of Nevada
  • Coalition of Pennsylvania Real Estate Appraisers
  • Collateral Risk Network
  • Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals
  • Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Coalition
  • Mississippi Coalition of Appraisers
  • National Association of Appraisers
  • New York Coalition of Appraiser Professionals
  • North Dakota Appraisers Association
  • Professional Appraisers Association of South Dakota
  • Real Estate Appraisers Association
  • Real Estate Appraisers of Southern Arizona
  • Rhode Island Real Estate Appraiser Association
  • South Carolina Professional Appraisers Coalition
  • Tennessee Appraiser Coalition
  • Utah Coalition of Appraisal Professionals.

Read the letter.

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7th December 2018

AI Strongly Rejects Proposed Residential Appraisal Threshold Increase

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve on Nov. 20 released a proposal to increase the threshold at which residential home loans require an appraisal to $400,000 from $250,000.
The rule would not apply to loans wholly or partially insured or guaranteed by, or eligible for sale to, a government agency or government-sponsored enterprise.
“The Appraisal Institute strongly objects to the FDIC’s proposal to raise residential appraisal thresholds,” said 2018 AI President James L. Murrett, MAI, SRA. “Congress just considered establishing a residential appraisal exemption and instead chose to enact a vastly different allowance involving appraisers in rural areas. This proposed rulemaking flies in the face of this action, and recreates the same type of environment that led to the housing crisis.
“By increasing the residential appraisal threshold from $250,000 to $400,000, FDIC would threaten the vital role that appraisers play in real estate transactions” said Murrett. “This action would undermine the crucial risk mitigation services that appraisers provide clients and users of appraisal services.
Murrett noted, “Raising the threshold means more evaluations will be allowed in place of appraisals. “The Appraisal Institute anticipates that will result in a return to the loan production-driven environment seen during the leadup to the financial crisis, where appraisal and risk management were thrust aside to make more – not better – loans. Apparently, the FDIC has learned nothing from that experience.
“Reducing regulations may seem to make sense initially, but the FDIC’s announcement raises significant safety and soundness concerns that the Appraisal Institute finds deeply disturbing,” Murrett said.

~ Note from Bryan @ Appraiser Income, we need to get involved, please send emails!!!!! I have included the emails below:

Please send comments:
ADDRESSES: Interested parties are encouraged to submit written comments jointly to all of the agencies. Commenters should use the title “Real Estate Appraisals” to facilitate the organization and distribution of comments among the agencies. Interested parties are invited to
submit written comments to:
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency: You may submit comments to the OCC by any of the methods set forth below. Commenters are encouraged to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal or e-mail, if possible. Please use the title “Real Estate Appraisals” to facilitate the organization and distribution of the comments. You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
  • E-mail: regs.comments@occ.treas.gov.  Include in subject line: “Docket ID OCC-2018-0038 and RIN 3064-AE87 – Real Estate Appraisals”
  • E-mail: regs.comments@federalreserve.gov. Include in subject line: “Docket ID OCC-2018-0038 and RIN 3064-AE87 – Real Estate Appraisals”
  • E-mail: Comments@FDIC.gov. Include in subject line: “Docket ID OCC-2018-0038 and RIN 3064-AE87 – Real Estate Appraisals”
you can cut and paste all of them below:
regs.comments@occ.treas.gov,regs.comments@federalreserve.gov,Comments@FDIC.gov
I urge you to send in comments to the government agencies that are considering lowering the appraisal threshold. This will get rid of 90% of current appraisal needs.  Talk about an industry killer.

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5th December 2018

FDIC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Exempt Residential Real Estate Transactions of $400,000 or Less from Appraisal Requirements

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to raise the threshold for residential real estate transactions requiring an appraisal to $400,000. This proposal is in response to concerns raised about the time and cost associated with completing residential real estate transactions.

The FDIC believes raising this threshold for residential real estate transactions from the current level of $250,000, last increased in 1994, could provide meaningful burden relief from the appraisal requirements, without posing a threat to the safety and soundness of financial institutions.

Rather than requiring an appraisal, the proposal would require that residential real estate transactions exempted by the threshold obtain an evaluation consistent with safe and sound banking practices. Evaluations provide an estimate of the market value of real estate but could be less burdensome than appraisals because the FDIC’s appraisal regulations do not require evaluations to be prepared by state licensed or certified appraisers. In addition, evaluations are typically less detailed and costly than appraisals. Evaluations have been required for transactions exempted from the appraisal requirement by the current residential threshold since the 1990s.

This proposal responds, in part, to comments that the current exemption level for residential transactions had not kept pace with price appreciation in the residential real estate market. These comments were received during the recent Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act review process and during the rulemaking process that led to a final rule, issued in April 2018, which raised the appraisal threshold for commercial real estate transactions from $250,000 to $500,000.

The proposal also would incorporate the rural residential appraisal exemption in the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act to the list of exempt transactions and require evaluations for these exempt transactions. In addition, the proposal would require institutions to appropriately review appraisals for compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, as mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Comments will be accepted for 60 days from publication in the Federal Register.

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4th December 2018

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers looking for Appraiser in Los Angeles $83-$107K

Appraiser Job in LOS ANGELES, CA

Vacancy No. WTKC182555926711D Department U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Salary $83,043.00 to $107,955.00 Grade 12 to 12
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 12/3/2018 Close Date 12/17/2018
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
LOS ANGELES, CA

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3rd December 2018

New Industry Killer – 90% of residential transactions will no longer need an appraisal

You may have heard that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation recently announced a proposal to increase the threshold above which an appraisal is not required from the current $250,000 to $400,000 for residential mortgage transactions. Since Congress enacted Title XI of FIRREA in 1989 the Federal Financial Institution Regulatory Agencies have systematically carved out exemptions for the requirement of appraisals to the point that, with the current proposal, over 90 percent of residential mortgage transactions will not need an appraisal.  This is a major concern to all of us in the appraisal profession.
    Trunion is part of the Industry Advisory Council for the Appraisal Foundation. David Bunton, the President of the Appraisal Foundation has asked us to share these documents with all interested parties. Click the links below.

~ Note from Bryan @ Appraiser Income, we need to get involved, please send emails!!!!! I have included the emails below:

Please send comments:

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are encouraged to submit written comments jointly to all of the agencies. Commenters should use the title “Real Estate Appraisals” to facilitate the organization and distribution of comments among the agencies. Interested parties are invited to
submit written comments to the emails below.
Please use the subject title “Docket ID OCC-2018-0038 and RIN 3064-AE87 – Real Estate Appraisals” to facilitate the organization and distribution of the comments.
  • E-mail: regs.comments@occ.treas.gov .  Include in subject line: “Docket ID OCC-2018-0038 and RIN 3064-AE87 – Real Estate Appraisals”
  • E-mail: regs.comments@federalreserve.gov . Include in subject line: “Docket ID OCC-2018-0038 and RIN 3064-AE87 – Real Estate Appraisals”
  • E-mail: Comments@FDIC.gov . Include in subject line: “Docket ID OCC-2018-0038 and RIN 3064-AE87 – Real Estate Appraisals”

 

you can cut and paste all of them below:
regs.comments@occ.treas.gov,regs.comments@federalreserve.gov,Comments@FDIC.gov

 

subject line: Docket ID OCC-2018-0038 and RIN 3064-AE87 – Real Estate Appraisals

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3rd December 2018

Appraiser Needed for the Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, WV.

Appraiser Job in HUNTINGTON, WV

Vacancy No. SWGJ182456725475D Department U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Salary $61,218.00 to $95,388.00 Grade 11 to 12
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/30/2018 Close Date 12/12/2018
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
HUNTINGTON, WV

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15th November 2018

Board of Trustees Award Recipients and Board Appointments

Chair’s Public Service Award

Brian M. Holly, MAI

The Appraisal Foundation’s Board of Trustees recently recognized Brian Holly for his contributions to the appraisal profession. After a distinguished career with the federal government, Mr. Holly most recently retired as Chief Appraiser at the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division.

In his role at the Department of Justice, Mr. Holly managed a staff of review appraisers, and provided consultation assistance and training for appraisers and attorneys in other federal agencies. Additionally, he served as project manager and co-author of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions, 6th edition, which was published in 2016 by The Appraisal Foundation.

Mr. Holly received the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in 2015, 2016, and 2017. He also received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in 2018, which is the second highest award given by the Department of Justice.

The Chair’s Public Service Award was established in 2005 to recognize individuals who have worked with The Appraisal Foundation for the benefit of the appraisal profession and who, in the process, have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Board and Council Member Awards

The following individuals were recognized for their contributions to The Appraisal Foundation as they retire from Board and Council service.
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13th November 2018

Tons of Review Appraiser Federal Gov Jobs just posted

Review Appraiser ASHLAND, WI Gov Interior 11/27/2018
Review Appraiser ABERDEEN, SD Gov Interior 11/27/2018
Review Appraiser PORTLAND, OR Gov Interior 11/27/2018
Review Appraiser MUSKOGEE, OK Gov Interior 11/27/2018
Review Appraiser CADDO, OK Gov Interior 11/27/2018
Review Appraiser GALLUP, NM Gov Interior 11/27/2018
Review Appraiser ALBUQUERQUE, NM Gov Interior 11/27/2018
Review Appraiser BILLINGS, MT Gov Interior 11/27/2018
Review Appraiser MINNEAPOLIS, MN Gov Interior 11/27/2018
Review Appraiser ATLANTA, GA Gov Interior 11/27/2018
Review Appraiser WASHINGTON, DC Gov Interior 11/27/2018
Review Appraiser GOLDEN, CO Gov Interior 11/27/2018
Review Appraiser SACRAMENTO, CA Gov Interior 11/27/2018
Review Appraiser PHOENIX, AZ Gov Interior 11/27/2018
Review Appraiser ANCHORAGE, AK Gov Interior 11/27/2018

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