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HVCC — new challenges in 2009

So far, I haven’t had a deal killed by HVCC complications, but this process was a really bad idea that complicates too many transactions.  Undoubtedly, there were lenders over the past five years or so who knew they could get almost any property appraised for the contract price/LTV.  Now, however, in too many cases, appraisers are being dispatched from very different market areas, to provide appraisals for something like 60% of the “old” appraisal fee (after the AMS gets paid).  Worse, even the good, conscientious appraisers have little or nothing to gain by being responsive to contacts from buyers’ agents.  They’re going to come up on the “AMS rotation” again anyway.  I have been able to work through the “problem” appraisals so far, but it’s only a matter of time ….

About Bill Morris, Realtor

Many years of business experience (high tech, client service, business organization and start-up, including almost 20 years in real estate) tell me that service is the key to success and I look forward to serving you. I represent both buyers and sellers throughout the Austin metropolitan area, which means first-hand market knowledge is brought to bear on serving your needs. Learn more about my background and experience, my commitment to my clients, my profession, and to the real estate industry at


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