Mortgage bankers may be granted a financial favor that will eliminate high appraisal fees and the gift is coming from the unlikeliest of sources--the appraisers themselves.

The Appraisal Foundation's Appraisal Standards Board, a regulating agency, is set to vote on a draft document that will clarify rules allowing licensed and certified appraisers to trim the size of their examination reports on a case-by-case basis and, in some cases, eliminate the process.

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