VanEd Real Estate and Appraisal Blog


Texas Broker Responsibility Course Online - ARELLO, TREC Approved

New online Texas MCE Course: Broker Responsibility, 6-hours, for TX brokers, designated brokers and salespersons with supervision of other licensees.

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New Course - Missouri GRI 401: Working with Buyers

Missouri GRI courses are available online through a partnership between VanEd and the Missouri Association of REALTORS®.

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Personal Financial Management - debtor education - course for Bankruptcy filers is available online

VanEd's online personal finance and debtor education course meets the required education for anyone involved in a personal bankruptcy.

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New Appraisal Licensing Requirements may affect those upgrading credential levels

Changes to appraiser qualifications take affect 2015. A bachelor's degree will be required for the Certified Residential Appraiser license level.

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Are you considering becoming a Commercial Real Estate Broker?

Now is a great time to consider a career in commercial real estate. Bring valuable real estate knowledge to a wide range of business applications.

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FHA to begin collecting new maximum MIP for loans on or after June 3rd, 2013

Rule changes include higher MIP and a requirement that mortgage insurance to be paid for the life of some FHA home loans.

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Appraisal Foundation releases pamphlet: A Lender's Guide to USPAP

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

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When must Real Estate Agency Relationships be disclosed to a consumer?

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

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Need a Mortgage? Be Prepared!

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

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Sustained Use of Loans Raises Consumer Protection Concerns

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.

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