Appraisal Reforms 2010 Webinar


An Inside Mortgage Finance Webinar Held Thursday, October 21, 2010

Did you miss the Appraisal Reforms 2010: The New Rules webinar ?

CLICK HERE to download the MP3 file and Conference Manual ($197)
Beginning October 19, 2010, residential mortgage appraisal rules will get a major overhaul thanks to the passage of the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation over the summer. The much beleaguered Home Valuation Code of Conduct is out and a new set of appraisal rules and standards are in. Learn about the new appraisal landscape and what it means for the mortgage market. The Dodd-Frank legislation has triggered several major appraisal changes, which include: Broad Appraisal Reforms, which replace the Home Valuation Code of Conduct. Title XIV, the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, creates enforceable appraisal independence standards within the Truth in Lending Act and amends other requirements, with significant penalties for non-compliance. Some of these expansive reforms can also be expensive. Listen to the “Appraisal Reforms 2010” webinar to get answers from our panel of experts. Like the HVCC, the new standards prohibit parties in a mortgage transaction from influencing appraisal outcomes. Unlike the HVCC, the new law does not bar loan originators from ordering appraisals, and demands that “customary and reasonable” fees be paid to appraisers – or risk TILA penalties for an unfair and deceptive act. Also appraisal management companies will be subject to registration and state and federal oversight for the first time. The new rules apply more broadly than previous Fed standards. These industry experts shared their insights:

  • Anne C. Canfield, Executive Director, Consumer Mortgage Coalition
  • Joseph M. Kolar, Partner, BuckleySandler LLP
  • Nanci L. Weissgold , Partner, K&L Gates LLP
  • Guy D. Cecala, Publisher, Inside Mortgage Finance (moderator)

Time is running out to be sure you understand what is expected of mortgage market players. Learn:

  • Which provisions of the HVCC became law and which didn’t;
  • The enforcement mechanism for violations of the requirements;
  • What it means for AMCs and lenders that appraisers must be paid reasonable fees;
  • What evidence justifies the fees paid;
  • New regulations on the use of broker price opinions (BPOs);
  • New standards for appraisal valuation models;
  • What the new oversight of AMCs really means; and
  • Fannie’s and Freddie’s role in the new appraisal environment.

CLICK HERE to download the MP3 file and Conference Manual ($197)

Conference CD and Manual - $225.00
MP3 and Manual - $197.00

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After the November elections, how long will it take for a new Congress and White House to pass GSE reform legislation?

I’m confident a bill will be passed the first year.


2 to 3 years. GSE reform is complicated.


Sadly it won’t happen in a Clinton or Trump first term.


Not in my lifetime.


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