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NAR Urges TAF to Recommend State Licensing Bodies to Require Fair Housing

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
NAR wrote to the Appraiser Qualifications Board of the Appraisal Foundation urging it to revise the real property appraiser qualification criteria to require fair housing and valuation bias training for both qualifying and continuing education.

Response to PAVE Action Plan

Monday, April 4, 2022
NAR has provided comments to the Biden Administration’s Action Plan to Advance Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE Action Plan).

White House Releases Plan to Combat Appraisal Bias

Friday, March 25, 2022
An interagency task force at the White House has outlined a plan aimed at rooting out racial and ethnic bias in home valuations.

NAR Releases Statement After White House Unveils Action Plan to Address Appraisal Bias

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
REALTORS® are committed to upholding fair housing laws in all real estate activities, including appraisals.

Letter to Fannie Mae on ANSI Measurements

Friday, February 11, 2022
NAR asked Fannie Mae to delay implementation of this new requirement until Freddie Mac, FHA, VA and USDA adopt the same requirement to reduce confusion.

December 2021 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey: Fewer Buyers Waiving Appraisal, Inspection Contract Contingencies

Monday, January 24, 2022
The fraction of buyers who are waiving appraisal and inspection contract contingencies has been trending downwards in recent months, with REALTORS® saying that 19% of buyers waived the inspection contingency in December 2021, down from 27% in July, and 21% waived the appraisal contingency, down from 29% in June.

NAR Meets with Biden's Task Force on Appraisals

Friday, December 24, 2021
NAR’s Real Property Valuation Committee and leadership from NAR’s Fair Housing Policy Committee participated in a listening session with the Biden Administration’s Interagency Task Force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE).

NAR Leaders Join HUD Event on Appraisal Matters

Friday, October 29, 2021
In a follow-up conversation, NAR staff stressed the value in continued engagement with REALTORS® and industry professionals, especially appraisers. Learn more about the event.

NAR Requests HUD Meet Appraisers

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
NAR formally requested HUD to include appraisers and their representatives in meetings of the Interagency Task Force on Property Assessment Valuation Equity.

COVID-19 Changes Assumptions in Calculating Value

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Professionals who work in commercial real estate—including investors, brokers, lenders, appraisers, and lawyers—need to understand the current value of assets.