Real Estate and Appraisal Industry News

May 21, 2013
A Lender's Guide to USPAP provides an overview of the appraisal process for people in the loan underwriting business.

May 16, 2013
Brokerage services and agency relationships must be disclosed at the earliest practicable opportunity with a consumer.

May 9, 2013
Mortgage underwriting guidelines have become much stricter - learn how to improve your odds of securing a home loan.

April 24, 2013
The CFPB has issued a new report on the use of payday and deposit advance loans and how those who use these products risk serious debt.

April 21, 2013
Certified Residential Appraisers will be required to hold a bachelor's degree and there will be new supervisory appraiser education.

March 26, 2013
The top dozen IRS scams for 2013 include identity theft, phishing, preparer fraud, offshore income and scams involving social security.

March 22, 2013
Part 2 of a series, describes how best to protect yourself from identity theft.

March 15, 2013
Part 1 of a two part series describes the common scams and approaches used by identity theft criminals.

February 28, 2013
Safety advisor Andrew Wooten best practices for teaching children about safety around strangers.

February 7, 2013
New AQB appraiser qualification rules take affect January 1, 2015 and require a college degree for the Certified Residential license level and beyond.