Writing about the HVCC

I haven’t blogged lately because I’ve been up to my eyeballs researching and writing the cover story for the next Commonwealth.

I have to say, writing about the Home Valuation Code of Conduct is the most fun I’ve had with a cover story since I started. Seriously. The quotes I’ve gotten are a reporter’s dream. “There are too many stupid appraisers willing to do it for half price because they wouldn’t get the work otherwise.” Ouch.

I love it.

About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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7 Responses to Writing about the HVCC

  1. HVCC…hmmm…don’t get me started. Missouri is a non-disclosure state so the only way to get comps and do the Market Conditions report is through our MLS. These AMC’s send in out-of-area appraisers who are attempting to bribe members for their password in our MLS. It’s a $1,000 fine and is federally copyrighted but that doesn’t phase them…..

  2. Andrew Kantor, Blogmaster says:

    Actually, I’m trying to get people started. :) Can never have enough good quotes, y’know.

  3. What I can tell you is that we have been seeing more and more deals getting down to the wire and an appraisal becomes the issue…
    I may have more to say after a closing coming up next week…

  4. Wow! Someone actually said that to you? Are they allowing you to identify who they are? lol

  5. Jim Gilbert says:

    Truth is this: the appraisal is the issue now for sellers and for buyers. I am glad that the gov is putting out some clarifications, but still worry that lenders will over-apply the new rules and things will stay messed up. A client of mine lost a deal on a house in the same neighborhood where she is purchasing another home of like size. Difference: the first home was appraised at $30k less and had more upgrades! The appraiser assigned did not know the market nuances in this area, and would not change his mind when given better comps.

  6. grata says:

    There are too many stupid appraisers willing to do it for half price because they wouldn’t get the work otherwise

  7. Sage Dillon says:

    Do you have this article up on your website? I would love to share it with our members in Arizona.

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