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  • 01/22/2018 8:48 AM | Anonymous

    Efficiency Vermont Offers: 8 Hrs. Vermont Appraiser Continuing Education Credits

    At Better Buildings by Design - February 7, & 8, 2018

    DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Hotel (formerly, Sheraton Burlington), 870 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT

     

    Efficiency Vermont’s Better Buildings by Design is the region’s premier design and construction conference. It features interactive learning about building durability, efficiency, and value for both residential and commercial projects. Annually it draws 1,000 attendees to its 40 workshops, and to visit with its 50+ exhibitors of energy efficient and renewable energy products, systems, and services (see https://contractors.efficiencyvermont.com/bbd). In addition to two, four-hour Vermont approved continuing education credit courses, we offer appraisers an opportunity to attend up to four Better Buildings by Design (BBD18) conference workshops, learn from exhibitors about their products and services, and join conference attendees for lunch and networking.

    Nationally acclaimed appraiser Sandra Adomatis, SRA, LEED GA will be in Vermont for two days providing 8-hours of Vermont state-approved, continuing education courses/credits at BBD18. Sandy literally wrote the book on green appraisal, Residential Green Valuation Tools. As Vice-Chair of the Appraisal Institute’s (AI) Education Committee, Sandy led AI’s efforts to ensure appraisers have the tools and resources needed to value energy efficient and green homes. Those tools include the Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum and the Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program and Registry. Sandy speaks, consults, and teaches nationally and we are thrilled to be able to offer appraisers an opportunity to hear her at Better Buildings by Design.

    Valuation Resources for Solar Photovoltaic Systems for Appraisers - Feb. 7, 2018

    hoen report coverCourse content includes:

    • Review of energy storage batteries for solar PV
    • List of resources from solar PV system valuation expert
    • Overview of electric rate pricing plans to arrive at an accurate analysis of electric costs

    Benefits to appraisers include:

    • Differentiate yourself from your peers by serving as a source of information on solar
    • Learn to accurately appraise an installation to avoid liability
    • Comply with appraisal standards and gain competency before appraising a solar installation
    • Gain access to tools for developing the market value of a home with solar

    Real Estate and Solar Fast Facts:

    • The number of households with solar energy systems in the United States is expected to surpass 1 million this year. It will take only two years to reach the next million.
    • Recent research shows that adding solar to a home—much like renovating the kitchen—can boost a home's value and resulting home sale price.

    With funding from The Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, Elevate Energy brought together solar and real estate experts from around the country to develop this class. SunShot works to make it faster, easier, and more affordable for Americans to choose solar energy in their daily lives.  Elevate Energy is a mission-focused organization that designs and implements efficiency programs that lower costs, protect the environment, and ensure the benefits of energy efficiency reach those who need them most. 


     

    Evaluating the Emerging Housing Market: 3-Ms – Modular, Manufactured, & MobileFeb. 8, 2018

    The name game has taken over the residential housing market nationwide. Many of us incorrectly assume we understand the terms and physical differences in these names. “Vermod?” “Oh, that’s a mobile home.” Knowledge is power and it will keep you at the forefront in evaluating this rapidly growing, energy efficient housing sector.  This seminar, through pictures, identifies physical and legal differences of these 3‐Ms and a P (panelized homes). Marketing and valuation challenges will be listed and solutions identified. Last but not least, the view of how these 3‐Ms and a P are financed will give you the all‐around content you need to stay abreast of the name game.

    Define and Compare Panelized-Modular‐Manufactured‐Mobile Homes

    • ·        Define each of the 3‐Ms and the P using definitions from the secondary mortgage market and current appraisal text.
    • ·        Review photographs showing characteristics that are significant to valuation and marketing.
    • ·        Describe high‐performance and apply it to the modular/panelized structure and how it differs from a modular that is not high performance.

    List Market and Valuation Challenges

    • ·        Challenges real estate agents face in marketing the 3‐Ms and data that would resolve those challenges.
    • ·        Appraisal procedures available for valuing the 3‐Ms and limitations presented by inadequate data or knowledge.

    Identify Secondary Mortgage Market Guidelines

    • ·        Review Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, and VA guidelines as they apply to thigh-performance homes.
    • ·        An overview of the appraiser and REALTOR® competency requirements as they apply to these homes.

    Wrap Up and Questions

    • ·        A quick review of the material and where we are with the 3‐Ms in VT with number of units already in place.
    • ·        High performance modular and panelized home incentives and state programs that promote them.

     

     

     

     

    Attendee Name: __________________________ Company Name (for name tag): _____________________________

     

    Email (for important, last minute announcements, such as delays due to weather): ____________________________

     

    Register:

    Online by credit card: http://bit.ly/2oXBFAP

    By check (please attach form above & identify attendee on check)

    By email:  info@delaneymeetingevent.com

    Payment to: Delaney Meeting & Event Management, Attn: Better Buildings by Design, 1 Mill Street, Suite 315, Burlington, VT 05401

    By phone: 802-865-5202

     

     

  • 12/13/2017 8:23 AM | Anonymous
         
     

    Dear Mortgage Action Alliance Member:

    Earlier today, the House Financial Services Committee voted unanimously to advance H.R. 2948, the SAFE Transitional Licensing Act, which would amend the SAFE Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 to provide a transitional authority to originate for mortgage loan officers transitioning between federally-insured depositories and non-depositories, as well as across state lines. The broad support of this bill speaks to the impact of over 3,000 industry advocates who collectively contacted nearly 90% of House offices in support of the bill. Your advocacy makes a difference!

    The legislation would require states to grant a transitional authority to originate loans to experienced registered loan originators currently employed by a financial institution. These individuals would be able to continue originating loans for 120 days when they move from one type of lender to another, or move to a new state.

    A bipartisan companion bill exists in the Senate, (S. 1753), and similar language was included in S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which was advanced on a broad, bipartisan basis by the Senate Banking Committee last week.

    Advocacy from our industry has kept these priorities front and center all year, and we need your help to ensure this legislation has the support it needs for full House passage. In order to ensure that this bill is considered by the full House, we need to keep up the momentum! 

    If you have not yet taken action in support of H.R. 2948, please click below and urge your elected officials to support the bill – and urge House leaders to bring it to the House floor for swift consideration!

    If you have already taken action, THANK YOU! Please forward this message to your colleagues and encourage them to join us!

    If you encounter any issues, please contact Peter Shapiro at (202) 557-2933 or pshapiro@mba.org. If you did not receive this Call to Action from maa@mba.org you may not have an active MAA membership. Please click here to sign up for MAA. 

     

     By responding to a Call to Action alert from MAA, opening an email from MAA, registering for an MBA conference or contributing to MBA’s political action committee (MORPAC), you are agreeing to renew your membership in MAA for one year (365 days) from the date of your action. Please note that you may terminate your membership at any time by emailing maa@mba.org. There are no membership dues.

     
     


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  • 11/21/2017 10:34 AM | Anonymous
         
     

    Dear MAA Member:

    On Thursday, November 16, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID), with the support of a bipartisan group of senators, introduced a broad regulatory relief package: S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act.  In addition to Chairman Crapo, nine Republicans, nine Democrats, and one Independent currently support this legislation:

    Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)

    Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)     

    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)               

    Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD)

    Sen. David Perdue (R-GA)

    Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) 

    Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA)

    Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)               

    Sen. James E. Risch (R-ID)

    Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN)             

    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)       

    Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)

    Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA)      

    Sen.  McCaskill (D-MO)

    Sen. Joe Manchin, III (D-WV)     

    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)  

    Sen. Gary C. Peters (D-MI)         

    Sen. Michael F. Bennet (D-CO)

    Sen. Angus S. King, Jr. (I-ME)

    The legislation contains several of MBA’s priorities including: SAFE Act Amendments to create a transitional authority to originate loans, consumer protections for Property Assessed Clean Lending (PACE) loans, relief from HMDA reporting requirements for some institutions, as well as important fixes to TRID. 

    Advocacy from our industry has kept these priorities front and center all year, and we need your help to ensure this legislation has the support it needs for full Senate passage.

    The bill is currently scheduled for a markup in the Senate Banking Committee on December 5. In order to convince Senate leaders to quickly advance this important proposal through the Senate Banking Committee and to the Senate floor, we must increase bipartisan support for the proposal.

    You can help NOW by taking action and contacting your Senators to encourage them to cosponsor S. 2155! 

    If you encounter any issues, please contact Peter Shapiro at 202-557-2933 or pshapiro@mba.org. If you did not receive this Call to Action from maa@mba.org you may not have an active MAA membership. Please click here to sign up for MAA. 

     

     By responding to a Call to Action alert from MAA, opening an email from MAA, registering for an MBA conference or contributing to MBA’s political action committee (MORPAC), you are agreeing to renew your membership in MAA for one year (365 days) from the date of your action. Please note that you may terminate your membership at any time by emailing maa@mba.org. There are no membership dues.

     
     


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VERMONT MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION

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