Appraisers, Consumer Resources

Breaking Down the Zero Interest Fed Policies on Voice of Appraisal

“The American Dream is freedom; not a house”.
Sam Zell

Had the best time talking #housing  and #finance  with Phil, Missy, and Kevin on Monday. Our discussion about zero interest policies were right on time; today is FED day and twitter buzzes with anticipation.

The Glass-Steagall Banking Act of 1933 comprised 37 pages and provided for a safer, more effective use of bank assets, it regulated interbank control, and prevented undue diversion of funds into speculative operations (gambling). In just 37 pages, Glass-Steagall ended Wall Street’s wild and speculative gambles that caused the Great Depression; it kept America’s economy growing for almost 70 years.

In 1994, interstate banking was allowed; in 1999, Glass-Steagall was repealed. It took banks less than five years to destroy America’s economy and put the world economy in a tail spin. Dodd-Frank is 829 pages and tried to address the same issues as Glass-Steagall but has failed to provide solutions; in fact, it’s done just the opposite. In 1933, Congress understood the business of banking and making sound loans to grow the U.S. economy.

The Solution:  repeal GBL to end #TBTF ; restore the playing field on Main Street America. Reinstate Glass-Steagall.
#howtodoit   #fanniegate   #appraisers


AMC Legislation Update

Special Note to WV Appraisers:  The next scheduled meeting of the Joint Standing Committee on Government Organizations overseeing Appraisal Management Company legislation (draft bill) is scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, from 11 am – noon in the House Chamber. There is no agenda available for review and basically states the meeting will be a summary of the former interim study topics; being AMC legislation.