“The Homebuyer Assistance Act of 2019”, which is designed to address the current shortage of certified appraisers (particularly for FHA mortgages), was recently advanced by the House Financial...

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The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently announced that it is delaying the implementation of an impending rule that would have required digital signatures on appraisals when uploaded to...

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The Appraisal Foundation recently announced that it has begun its search for qualified candidates to serve on its Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) and Appraisal Standards Board (ASB).

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The FHFA has released its 2018 Report to Congress, which includes commentary from Director Mark Calabria that encourages Congress to act on housing reform, requests chartering authority similar to...

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The Appraisal Foundation recently announced that U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD) has introduced new legislation that would allow licensed appraisers to once again perform FHA appraisals. The bill,...

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The FHA recently announced several proposed revisions to its lender certification requirements, which are designed to increase participation in its single-family mortgage insurance program. The...

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