Welcome to Military Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals

Welcome to Military Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals

Now Open for Membership – Open To Everyone

The Military Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals is now open for initial membership. We are in the process of creating the most effective organization of real estate professionals in support of our military veterans and their quest for home ownership. We have great plans for this organization. This is a great time to become a member. It is Free and we will be adding content and resources soon.

Please note, this organization will accept anyone interested in helping with the cause, not just real estate agents.  Also, if you are a real estate agent, you do not need to be a veteran – the goal is for the real estate community to help veterans achieve the goal of home ownership.

Chairman Roe Statement on Secretary Shulkin’s Call for VA Accountability

Chairman Roe Statement on Secretary Shulkin’s Call for VA Accountability
Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after VA Secretary David Shulkin announced the delayed firing of a VA employee in Houston who was caught watching pornography while treating a veteran patient:

“The time for talking about accountability is over. This situation underscores the need for Congress to get VA accountability legislation to President Trump’s desk, and I thank Secretary Shulkin for making this a top priority. I was proud my bill, the VA Accountability First Act of 2017, passed the House with bipartisan support earlier this month. Veterans deserve better. I encourage my Senate colleagues to consider my legislation, and I look forward to working with Secretary Shulkin to change the way VA does business.”

Background:

This is the third time in the past two years that the House has passed legislation to provide the Secretary with the tools he needs to discipline or fire VA employees who fail in their duty to serve veterans. On March 16, 2017, the House passed Chairman Roe’s bill, the VA Accountability First Act of 2017. This bipartisan legislation will give Secretary Shulkin the authority to expeditiously fire poor-performing employees. The bill was widely supported by multiple Veterans Service Organizations. Chairman Roe penned this op-ed on the legislation. Learn more at veterans.house.gov/accountability.
https://veterans.house.gov/news/press-releases/chairman-roe-statement-secretary-shulkin-s-call-va-accountability

HVAC Schedule April 3 – 7

HVAC Schedule April 3 – 7
Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) today released the hearing schedule for April 3 – 7.

The following events are open to the press:

 

WHO: House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

WHAT: “An Assessment of Ongoing Concerns at the Veterans Crisis Line”

WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2017

WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming at veterans.house.gov

 

WHO: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity

WHAT: “Assessing VA Approved Appraisers and How to Improve the Program for the 21st Century”

WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2017

WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming at veterans.house.gov

 

WHO: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

WHAT: Legislative Hearing

WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2017

WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming at veterans.house.gov

Legislation

Draft legislation: Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017
H.R. 105: Protect Veterans from Financial Fraud Act of 2017
H.R. 299: Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017
H.R. 1328: American Heroes COLA Act of 2017
H.R. 1329: Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2017
H.R. 1390: To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay costs relating to the transportation of certain deceased veterans to veterans’ cemeteries owned by a State or tribal organization
H.R. 1564: VA Beneficiary Travel Act of 2017

 

WHO: Subcommittee on Health

WHAT: Legislative Markup

WHEN: 8:00 a.m., Thursday, April 6, 2017

WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming at veterans.house.gov

*Details on the legislation will be released at a later date

 
https://veterans.house.gov/news/media-advisories/hvac-schedule-april-3-7

“Legislative Hearing on H.R. 105; H.R. 299; H.R. 1328; H.R. 1329; H.R. 1390; H.R. 1564; and a draft bill entitled “Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017.”

“Legislative Hearing on H.R. 105; H.R. 299; H.R. 1328; H.R. 1329; H.R. 1390; H.R. 1564; and a draft bill entitled “Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017.”

https://veterans.house.gov/hearings/legislative-hearing-hr-105-hr-299-hr-1328-hr-1329-hr-1390-hr-1564-and-draft-bill-entitled

Pending Legislation

Pending Legislation

https://veterans.house.gov/legislation/markups/pending-legislation-4

HVAC to Assess VA’s Home Loan Appraisal Process

HVAC to Assess VA’s Home Loan Appraisal Process
On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity will hold a hearing entitled, “Assessing VA Approved Appraisers and How to Improve the Program for the 21st Century.”

The following event is open to the press:

WHO: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity

WHAT: “Assessing VA Approved Appraisers and How to Improve the Program for the 21st Century”

WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2017

WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming at https://veterans.house.gov/

Background:

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ home loan guaranty program helps veterans, servicemembers and eligible reservists to obtain, retain, adapt or refinance a home. As a part of VA’s home loan process, veterans must have their home appraised by a VA-approved appraiser, which the veteran pays for as a part of their closing costs. While the timeline for completing a VA-approved appraisal is efficient for most veterans, there are growing concerns that the shrinking economy of appraisers nationwide could increase the time it takes to complete an appraisal, especially for veterans in highly rural areas. This may affect a veteran’s ability to close on a home.

During this hearing, the subcommittee will assess VA’s current appraisal process, as well as specific difficulties for timely appraisals in highly rural areas. The subcommittee will also examine possibilities to improve VA-approved appraisals with emerging evaluation technologies, while still providing the veteran with a cost-effective and timely evaluation of the property they are seeking to purchase.   
https://veterans.house.gov/news/media-advisories/hvac-assess-va-s-home-loan-appraisal-process

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