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  • Appraisal Management Company (AMC) Law Updated

    Governor Abbott Has Signed SB 1516

    SB 1516 amends Chapter 1104 to address some recent changes in federal law regarding the regulation of AMCs, to provide consistency in terminology, and to repeal some outdated provisions. The bill also makes some conforming changes to align Chapter 1104 with the amendments made last session to Chapter 1103, the appraiser licensing act administered by the Board.

  • TALCB Wins Big For Consumers

    The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce an important win for consumers in Texas. On April 6, 2017, former real estate appraiser Robert Chandler Smith, Jr. (Smith) pled guilty in Travis County District Court to felony charges of false statement to obtain property or credit. As a result, the Court placed Smith on six years of community supervision, imposed a fine and prohibited him from performing real estate appraisals.

  • 2017 Legislative Update from TALCB

    Memorial Day was the last day of the 85th Legislative session. Several bills were filed this session relating to the agency and its license holders but not all of those bills made it through the process.  Following is a summary of bills that passed both houses of the Legislature and have direct effect on license holders.

  • From the Chair of the Board

    The Board met on Friday May 5th for its regular quarterly meeting with 100% of members in attendance.  In addition to hearing updates on customer service, license processing, exam administration, complaint investigation and enforcement, and financial performance matters, other administrative business was also accomplished, including an update on the long-term facilities master plan, appointment of investment officers and the annual report of appraiser demographics in Texas.

  • Voluntary Review of Appraisal Work Product for Trainees

    The typical path to becoming a licensed appraiser in Texas is to first become an appraiser trainee supervised by a certified appraiser in Texas.  Like an apprentice learning a skilled trade, trainees work under the direction of their supervisory appraiser while gaining experience in the appraisal profession.

  • Senate Confirms Appointments of Board Members

    TALCB is pleased to announce the Senate confirmation of Governor Abbott's appointments of eight TALCB board members on May 16, 2017. 

    Chair, Jamie Wickliffe of Midlothian, Vice-Chair, James Jefferies of Georgetown, Clayton Black of Stanton, Chance Bolton of Austin, Tony Peña of Lubbock, Martha Gayle Reid Lynch of El Paso, Alejandro Sostre-Odio of San Antonio, Joyce Yannuzzi of New Braunfels. 

  • Appraiser and AMC Fee Survey Results Announced

    TALCB is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 Appraiser and AMC Fee Survey. TALCB engaged the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston and the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University to conduct a survey to learn more about the practices of appraisers and appraisal management companies (AMCs) that operate in the state of Texas.

  • Appraiser Complaint Rates Clarified

    You may have heard about or read an article published in the Spring 2017 edition of Appraisal Buzz magazine entitled “When You Get Notice of a State Complaint”. This article discusses the complaint process in general and what to consider if you receive a complaint about your appraisal practice.

  • From the Chair of the Board

    The Board met for its regular quarterly meeting on Thursday, February 9th to elect officers, appoint committees and mentors, propose and adopt rules, and consider disciplinary cases. It was a full agenda as usual and staff did a great job of preparing for the many business items we needed to attend to.

  • 2018-19 USPAP Revisions: What has Changed? Part One

    In February 2017, the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) of the Appraisal Foundation adopted revisions to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for the 2018-19 edition. This process began with the issuance of a Discussion Draft in January 2016 and was followed by three exposure drafts of proposed revisions to USPAP. The changes adopted by the ASB at its meeting on February 3, 2017, will be incorporated in the 2018-19 edition of USPAP and associated guidance materials.

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