Today at NAR meetings, FHA Commissioner Dave Stevens made an announcement that will save homebuyers hundreds of dollars, days maybe weeks in the transaction, and certain frustration...

The following is an exerpt from SRCAR...

"It's amazing the difference it makes when you have somebody in a position of authority who actually knows what they’re doing as opposed to putting a bunch of bureaucrats and political hacks in charge. Commissioner and Under-Secretary of Housing Dave Stevens is one of us. Just like in the state of California we finally got Jeff Davi in place to help straighten out the Dept. of Real Estate.

After hearing the apologists and sycophants discuss HVCC yesterday, it was gratifying to have a discussion with somebody who listens and who, as Pres. McMillan said, ‘Gets It.’ According to Charlie Mac, the FHA & Stevens has been a ’solid partner’. "

Speaking before a packed house...

"He credited discussion with Charles McMillan with swaying FHA policy regarding HVCC implementation saying they realize the importance of the independent appraiser and are concerned about the proliferation of AMC’s, especially those owned by major lenders. He said they intend to apply the principles of HVCC as it was intended, not as it has actually been implemented. Along those lines he also announced that effective Monday there will be NO MORE 2nd appraisal requirements for FHA."

Welcome news, indeed!