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    It's not just the numbers, it's the people behind them.

    Talk to just about anyone in the real estate industry and they will have an opinion on these four letters: H-V-C-C.

    It stands for the Home Valuation Code of Conduct, a set of rules which just kicked in this May.

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    Is the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) a real solution or just more red tape? (Published Tuesday, July 28, 2009)

    The code is aimed at giving real estate appraisers more independence, and freeing them of inappropriate pressures to inflate property value.

    On paper, some industry experts say, the HVCC is a great idea, but in practice it appears to be raising costs, delaying delivery of appraisals, and some say, killing potential deals.


    Appraisal Institute's "Myths and Realities" paper:
    http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/newsadvocacy/downloads/HVCC_myths.pdf

    To read the National Association of Realtors' statement and background on HVCC:
    http://www.realtor.org/government_affairs/gapublic/gses_hvcc_announced?lid=ronav0022
    To read the proposed moratorium on HVCC:
    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-3044