Items Tagged with 'appraisal fees'

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  • Overworked and underpaid: Here are the challenges facing appraisers next year

    Industry suffers from a clear lack of unity
    While most sectors of the mortgage industry managed the increased demand with few hiccups, the appraisal services segment of the industry did not fare as well. The uninterrupted appraisal demand throughout 2016 and into the first quarter of this year led to chronic fatigue that spread throughout the appraiser population, leaving 3 major challenges for the industry to face.
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  • FTC warns North Carolina that new appraisal fee rules could violate federal laws

    North Carolina currently considering establishing set fees for appraisals
    For the second time in the last two months, the Federal Trade Commission is accusing a state of pursuing appraisal fee laws that could restrict price competition and violate federal antitrust laws. At the end of May, the FTC filed a complaint against the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisal Board, accusing the group of “unreasonably restraining price competition for appraisal services in Louisiana.” Now, North Carolina is in the FTC’s crosshairs.
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  • Wells Fargo to pay $50 million to settle claims of overcharging for appraisals

    Accused of hiking up appraisal prices for struggling borrowers
    It’s been a rough few weeks for Wells Fargo and things aren’t about to get any better. The besieged bank is reportedly set to pay $50 million to settle claims that the bank overcharged “thousands of homeowners” for appraisals conducted after the borrower defaulted on their mortgage.
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