Home Valuation Code of Conduct Archive

Can You Head Off Inaccurate Appraisals?

No, but you can take a few steps to make them less likely Appraisers lacking experience or familiarity with an area continue to be a major problem for home sales, but you can minimize the chances of a bad...
November 12, 2011

Help For Understanding Wall Street Reform

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine The Wall Street reform law that President Obama signed several weeks ago is huge but only a portion of it directly impacts your business as real estate brokers and sales associates. Right...

HVCC: One Year Later

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine Are you still seeing valuations that don’t reflect your view of market value? Are appraisers still hesitant to take information from you or even answer your calls? Are the appraisers who set...

HVCC: Bad Code or Badly Implemented Code?

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine The Home Valuation Code of Conduct is getting a bad rap for causing what real estate professionals say is a rise in inaccurate appraisals, Alfred Pollard told a packed room of REALTORS®...
November 14, 2009

Stevens: Facts Getting Lost in FHA Safety Debate

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine “Nobody has asked to come in and look at our balance sheet, to go through our finances, which I’ve offered to everybody.”—FHA Commissioner David Stevens News reports raising concerns that FHA might...
October 22, 2009

HVCC: Appraisal Rules Are Posing a Challenge

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Since taking effect on May 1, the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) has been a source of considerable concern among NAR members, both sales professionals and appraisers. The new rules were...

Looks Like HVCC is Slowing Home Sales

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine For weeks, NAR has been getting e-mails and phone calls on problems caused by the implementation of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct. If you’re not familiar with HVCC, it’s an agreement...