ASA Releases Op-Ed Discussing FHFA's Allowing Fannie Mae to Expand its Appraisal Waiver Program

HERNDON, Va. - April 5, 2023 - PRLog -- ASA has released an op-ed criticizing FHFA's decisions to allow Fannie Mae to expand its appraisal waiver program.

Authored by John D. Russell, JD, Strategic Partnership Officer for ASA, the piece addresses Fannie's search for a more automated future and its potential impact on housing finance, especially the absence of consumer protection in the homebuying process. The op-ed moves on to discuss issues related to bias and discrimination, as well as the overarching need for a human role in homebuying. In closing, Russell advises appraisers on finding new clients and upgrading one's credential.

View the complete ASA Op-Ed response at

John D. Russell, JD, is Strategic Partnership Officer for ASA. Russell oversees ASAʼs
government relations and business development activities. He serves as staff liaison
to ASAʼs Real Property-NAIFA Committee, is ASAʼs representative to the Appraisal
Foundation Advisory Committee, and is a past member of the Board of Trustees of
the Appraisal Foundation. He has a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Syracuse
University College of Law and a Bachelors degree in Broadcasting and Mass
Communications from State University of New York at Oswego.

For interview requests with John D. Russell, please contact ASA at (703) 733-2103 or

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