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Federal Regulators Approve Doubling Appraisal Threshold for CRE Transactions

Filed in Housing Finance by on April 4, 2018 0 Comments
Federal Regulators Approve Doubling Appraisal Threshold for CRE Transactions

The threshold for commercial real estate transactions that require an appraisal was increased from $250,000 to $500,000.

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Help Your High-Performance Home Appraise as it Should

Filed in Environmental, Housing Finance by on March 12, 2018 0 Comments
Help Your High-Performance Home Appraise as it Should

As any green home builder can attest, getting accurate valuations on high-performance homes is no easy feat. The sustainability and efficiency aspects built into the building envelope are not often visible to the untrained eye. Luckily, builders can protect their investment and realize the full market potential of their home.

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Alabama HBA’s New Course Tackles Appraisal Issues

Alabama HBA’s New Course Tackles Appraisal Issues

In an effort to educate industry pros about changes to state building energy codes, and clarify the costs and values associated with those changes, the HBA of Alabama recently developed and launched a new course focused on the appraisal process.

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Proposal Would Raise Appraisal Threshold on Commercial Real Estate Loans

Filed in Housing Finance by on July 19, 2017 0 Comments
Proposal Would Raise Appraisal Threshold on Commercial Real Estate Loans

The Federal Reserve Board, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today issued a notice proposing to increase the threshold form requiring an appraisal on commercial real estate loans from the current level of $250,000 to $400,000.

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Home Appraisals to Include HERS Scores

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on March 6, 2017 7 Comments
Home Appraisals to Include HERS Scores

In this new partnership, RESNET’s database of HERS-rated homes will be available to the Appraisal Institute in states where the rating system is prevalent. The HERS score will be added as a green building certification, similar to the ICC-ASHRAE 700 National Green Building Standard.

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NAHB Chairman Ed Brady Testifies Before Congress on Appraisal Process

Filed in Capitol Hill, Leadership by on November 16, 2016 7 Comments
NAHB Chairman Ed Brady Testifies Before Congress on Appraisal Process

NAHB Chairman Ed Brady testifies before Congress on the appraisal process. He told lawmakers that major reforms in appraisal practices and oversight are needed to ensure that appraisals accurately reflect true market values and do not contribute to price volatility.

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Feds Release Final Appraisal Management Companies Supervision Rule

Filed in Housing Finance by on May 5, 2015 0 Comments

Six federal financial agencies have released a final rule that implements state registration and supervision of appraisal management companies under the Dodd-Frank Act.

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‘Show Your Work’ Isn’t Just for Math Class Anymore

Filed in Business Management, Home Building by on April 23, 2015 1 Comment
‘Show Your Work’ Isn’t Just for Math Class Anymore

Reminiscent of the math teachers who insisted that you “show your work,” a recent study commissioned by the Colorado Energy Office clearly demonstrates the need for detailed documentation of energy-efficiency measures and green features in all homes.

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NAHB Seeks Congressional, Regulatory Action to Ease Tight Credit Conditions

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance by on April 16, 2015 0 Comments
NAHB Seeks Congressional, Regulatory Action to Ease Tight Credit Conditions

NAHB today urged Congress and federal regulators to take steps to ease tight mortgage credit conditions afflicting many creditworthy borrowers and to support a stronger, more robust recovery of the housing and mortgage markets.

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FHA Publishes New Single-Family Housing Policy Handbook

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance by on April 8, 2015 1 Comment
FHA Publishes New Single-Family Housing Policy Handbook

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has published a new Single-Family Housing Policy Handbook that the agency says will “help mortgagees and other participants in FHA transactions expand access to mortgage credit and make it easier to do business with FHA.”

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