A new bill—known as the “Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act” (H.R. 299)—was recently signed into law by President Trump and will soon allow the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to back loans...

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“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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