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RisMedia.com (press release)

How to Avoid a Low Home Appraisal
RisMedia.com (press release)
The HVCC prohibits Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lenders from having direct contact with appraisers. As a result, most lenders work through appraisal management companies, or AMCs, whose pool of residential appraisers includes those with limited training ...

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Real estate briefly: 2 new CEOs in Orange County real estate; Lee & Associates firm finishes Q1 with $191M in sales ...
–Lance Siegel, president of HVCC Appraisal Ordering, will talk about what you can do when you get a low-ball appraisal. –Jon Wilhelm, president of Valley Home Inspections, will explain how to tell if your real estate agent is really looking out for ...

Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)

In a New York Minute
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
The appraisal profession experienced some dramatic exogenous events during the mortgage crisis that exposed cracks in the foundation of its entire “raison d'etre”. The Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) was many things to different stakeholders.


Federal regulators mull appraisal-free mortgages for some loans
“The most important part of the appraisal is the comments section about conditions, upgrades, amenities or if a property is falling off its foundation,” said Lance Siegel, president of HVCC Appraisal Ordering in Lake Forest. No appraisal means no real ...

Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)

And the Assault Continues
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (blog)
In my personal opinion, all of these attacks upon the profession are in retaliation of the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) and Appraisal Independence Requirements (AIR). There are a lot of stakeholders who have misaligned incentives to influence ...

satPRnews (press release)

Global Automotive Air-condition Compressor Market Outlook 2018-2022: HVCC, DENSO, Delphi, Valeo, MAHLE, BITZER
satPRnews (press release)
This report covers the current Automotive Air-condition Compressor market conditions, competitive landscape containing all-inclusive key players like ( DENSO, Sanden, HVCC, Delphi, Valeo, MAHLE, BITZER, Aotecar, Sanden Huayu, JIANSHE, Suzhou ZhongCheng ...

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Freddie and Fannie's appraisal-free mortgages to slash closing times
When real estate broker Hank Miller explains the mortgage process to buyers, he gives it to them straight. “It's going to be the biggest pain in the ass that you've been through,” he says. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, government-owned entities that buy ...

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How to deal with low-ball appraisals
Or, 'Thank you for not allowing the lender (to take too much risk,” said Lance Siegel, president of Lake Forest-based HVCC Appraisal Ordering Inc. Siegel, who provides appraisal management services nationwide, has 250 independent appraisers on his ...


Appraisal hypocrisy hits home
Part of the HVCC solution was to create a firewall between the appraiser and the loan agent. It is forbidden for any originator to pick an appraiser. Honest, independent appraisers and their like-minded customers were being punished for unscrupulous ...

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Mansion Global

What Luxury Buyers Need to Know About the Appraisal Process
Mansion Global
Answering the first question means looking back to 2009, when in the wake of the mortgage crisis, a document called the Home Valuation Code of Conduct, or HVCC, made it illegal for appraisers to have contact with loan officers or mortgage brokers.

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