VanEd Real Estate and Appraisal Blog


CFPB offers online tool that spotlights mortgage trends

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announces a tool that provides easy online access to public mortgage information.

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Misrepresentation of Cash Offers a concern for Regulators

Brokers must not misrepresent a buyer's offer as a cash offer when the buyer requires a loan in order to close the transaction.

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VA posts Interim rule on Qualified Mortgages

Department of Veteran Affairs has published an interim final rule defining qualified mortgage as 'any loan guaranteed, insured, or made by VA'.

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CFPB Issues Advisory about Managing Mortgage Debt in Retirement

CFPB Report provides data, highlights mortgage debt challenges for older Americans, and offers advice on managing debt for those nearing or in retirement.

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IRS Provides Tips for Those Who Are Filing Taxes Last Minute

The IRS remindes taxpayers to review their tax returns for common errors that could delay processing.

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Fed Joint Press Release: Proposed Rule on Minimum Requirements for AMC

A new proposed federal rule would create mininum requirements for the registration an regulation of appraisal management companies.

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IRS Bars Appraisers from valuing Facade Easements for Fed Tax Purposes for Five Years

A grooup of appriasers has settled with the IRS concerning the overvaluation of facade easements for charitable donations.

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Comparing E&O Insurance Policies is not as easy as it seems

We suggest all license review multiple E&O policies against all the business services they provide before deciding which policy is the best fit.

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IRS Releases Tax Scams 2014; Identity Theft, Phone Scams Lead List

The top dozen tax scams for 2014 as compiling by the IRS - identity theft and callers pretending to be the IRS lead the list.

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VanEd Presents: The Ethics of Technology Course

New online CE course from VanEd - The Ethics of Technology: Etiquette for the Age of Engage. Designed to meed the NAR ethics requirement.

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