This should be read by all & maybe a copy dropped here & there to homeowners U know that this has happen too. BUT more importantly this needs to be read by the DOOM & GLOOM that say we CAN'T CHANGE THINGS. Notice this claim was for $65 SIXTY FIVE DOLLARS. look what it opened.
Forum: The Guild has a Class Action suit against Cendant Mortgage for marketing up appraisals. We also have been speaking to HUD, Fannie, Freddie for the past 2.5 years about the issue.
With the change in adminstration and a new Sec of HUD, we found him to be more user friendly then the past Sec would ever be.
In November the Sec fined 52 Lenders 2.3 million for upcharging appraisals. We are enthused about the government stepping in as friends of the court.
We invite all appraisal organizations to join us in this battle.
American Guild of Appraisers OPEIU AFL-CIO [email protected]
The AMC can charge for their service. They don't have to mark up the appraisal. EVEN if their charge were only a handling fee as in ordering. But of course most AMCs provide a package service including the appraisal.
In order to comply with regs, they might have to separate out some the services and strew them around the HUD-1.
William, it almost sounds like the AFL-CIO might have something good to say about a Republican. I know it pains you and you may not want to speak his name but the Sec. of HUD is Mr. Mel Martinez.
Now I will say that I applaud what your "orginization" is trying to do, especially since I've been a victim of this type of fraud myself. But I just can't bring myself to back the AFL-CIO in anything when I know how partisan an orginization it is. Hell who knows, the AFL-CIO may even decide to contribute a couple of hundred dollars to a Republican out of the millions it sends to the DNC and various other Democrat candidates whether its members like it or not. They do have a say, do they?