Monthly Archives: March 2013

United States Accountability Office (GAO) Reports to Congressional Committe that Appraisal Subcommittee needs to improve Monitoring Procedures

What GAO Found “GAO found that more than 70 percent of residential mortgages made from 2006 through 2009 were $250,000 or less—the regulatory threshold at or below which appraisals are not required for transactions involving federally regulated lenders. In recent years, however, the threshold has had a limited impact on the proportion of mortgages with […]

Survey Finds: Dodd-Frank Appraisal Requirements Putting Strain on LO Annual Income

  February 19, 2013 The 2012 Loan Originator Survey has been released by Mortgage Daily, providing insight into issues impacting mortgage loan officers. The survey was sponsored by StreetLinks Lender Solutions and co-sponsored by Champions School of Real Estate. A majority of the male-dominated group was employed by non-bank firms, in contrast to the bank-dominated […]

Dodd-Frank H.R. 4173 Title XIII – Pay It Back Act Subtitle F – Appraisal Activities

SEC. 1471. PROPERTY APPRAISAL REQUIREMENTS. Chapter 2 of the Truth in Lending Act (15 U.S.C. 1631 et seq.) is amended by inserting after 129G (as added by section 1464(b)) the following new section: ‘‘§ 129H. Property appraisal requirements ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL. —A creditor may not extend credit in theform of a higher-risk mortgage to any consumer […]