VanEd Real Estate and Appraisal Blog


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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How to Teach Your Kids about Safety and Strangers, by Andrew Wooten

Safety advisor Andrew Wooten best practices for teaching children about safety around strangers.

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Upcoming changes to Real Property Appraiser Qualifications

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

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2013 Colorado Annual Commission Update (ACU) Course available online

Find teh 2013 CREC annual update course online with VanEd. This course is required of all CO real estate brokers each calendar year.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - New Access Rule

Mortgage lenders are now required to provide free copies of all appraisals and all home-value estimates.

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