VanEd Real Estate and Appraisal Blog


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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Need a Mortgage? Be Prepared!

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

Read More

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.

Read More

Upcoming Changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualifications

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

Read More

IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2013

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

Read More

Identity Crisis: How to Protect Yourself against Identity Theft - Part 2

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

Read More

Identity Crisis: How to Protect Yourself against Identity Theft - Part 1

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

Read More