The state of Louisiana may have taken action to directly respond to the Federal Trade Commission’s claim that the regulatory body that oversees property appraisals in the state stifled price competition by requiring appraisal management companies to follow the state’s established polices for the fees that AMCs pay to appraisers, but that doesn’t mean that the FTC is ready to drop the case entirely.
Recently, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued an executive order that will lead to the law that dictated how AMCs pay appraisers being repealed.
That was followed shortly by the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Boardissuing a resolution stating that it planned to repeal the controversial law and develop a new method to ensure that AMCs pay appraisers “reasonable and customary” fees, as they are required to do under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. …continue reading the rest of this post: Louisiana asks FTC to pause regulatory action while state repeals controversial appraisal laws