APPRAISAL ISSUES
Fannie Mae Announcement Addresses Several NAR Appraisal Concerns
Fannie Mae’s Selling Guide Updates and Additional Guidance on Appraisal-Related Policies, Announcement SEL-2010-09, addresses many concerns raised by NAR regarding the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) and the appraisal policies of the government sponsored enterprises (GSE), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Read more…
http://appraisalinsight.blogs.realtor.org/2010/07/09/fannie-mae-announcement-addresses-several-nar-appraisal-concerns/?&WT.mc_id=LS071410&CAT=App
Daily Herald: A potential cure for the appraisal blues
In this week’s The Nation’s Housing column, Ken Harney lets consumers know about some of the shenanigans going on behind the scenes while borrowers are gnawing their fingernails, waiting for their mortgage loan to be underwritten and approved. Read more…
http://www.realtor.org/narlservredirect.nsf/pages/NT00001746?OpenDocument&WT.mc_id=LS071410&CAT=App
CURRENT REAL ESTATE NEWS/TOPICS & ISSUES
Recognize Technology Excellence
Take this opportunity to nominate a REALTOR® or REALTOR® staff member that uses technology to help move real estate business to the next level. Nominations for the 2010 REALTOR® Technology Spotlight Award are now being accepted. Read more…
http://www.crt.realtors.org/award?&WT.mc_id=LS071410&CAT=Curr
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS/LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY ISSUES
The Washington Report – A Weekly Report on Legislative and Regulatory Issues
FHFA Directs GSEs to Take Actions Regarding PACE Program Energy Retrofit Loans
Fannie Mae Discourages Strategic Defaults
Fannie Mae Announcement Addresses Several NAR Appraisal Concerns
IRS Criticizes New Reporting Requirement

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http://www.realtor.org/fedistrk.nsf/pages/wk07122010?OpenDocument&WT.mc_id=LS071410&CAT=Gov

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