In Episode 50 Len and Dean explore the issue of Fair Lending as it relates to appraisal bias. This emerging issue can lead to illegal discrimination within the appraisal process, impacting generational wealth building for minority consumers. Len and Dean discuss appraiser independence, the 2008 financial crisis, and how lenders can protect themselves against appraisal bias and potential liability under ECOA and FHA. Suggestions include thorough vendor due diligence, incorporating appraisal bias risks into fair lending risk assessments, training personnel on fair lending and appraisal bias red flags, and establishing clear processes for reconsiderations and appraisal complaints. Tune in to this insightful conversation as Len and Dean delve into the complexities of appraisal bias and its significant impact on consumers and the lending industry.