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The 5 Biggest Myths About Appraisal

There’s a lot of confusion around the appraiser’s role in a real estate transaction. Many people don’t understand what an appraisal is or what an appraiser does. This has lead to a number of myths surrounding the profession. We recently asked our appraisal community, “What is the biggest myth about appraisal?” Here’s a breakdown of the most common answers we …

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Leveraging a Commercial Property Loan Insurance Strategy to Increase Credit and Grow CRE Lending

BLOG VIEW: Against a backdrop of a strong and growing economy and despite confusion over recent tax changes, commercial real estate lending continues to grow and lenders are seeing increased demand for capital as developers respond to positive financial trends. Deloitte reported rising CRE investments on a global scale earlier this year, with U.S. CRE investments growing 11% year-over-year to …

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Appraisers

Is your dad or grandfather a real estate appraiser? When you’re out shopping for Father’s Day gifts this year, keep in mind that property appraisers tend to work long hours, spend lots of time in the car, and many of them own their own businesses. That said, here are our favorite Father’s Day gift ideas for appraisers. For the appraiser …

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Q&A: Lender Overlays and FHA Requirements

I recently received an email from a student asking about the FHA requirements of HUD Handbook 4000.1. Specifically, the student wanted to know if FHA still automatically requires a cost approach on houses that are less than one year old, and also if FHA requires the appraiser to provide an estimate of site value in all FHA appraisals. The answer …

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How to Become an Appraiser in 3 Steps

In order to become a licensed appraiser, most states require you to become an appraisal trainee and obtain a number of hours of experience before you can appraise on your own. Many states have different titles for trainees, such as apprentice appraiser or registered appraiser. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to become an appraiser. How to become an …

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How to Use LinkedIn to Promote Your Small Business

LinkedIn offers myriad ways to grow your professional network and connect with potential clients online. It’s a great place to connect with industry colleagues, showcase your resume and accomplishments, and, of course, promote your business. Whether you’re a real estate appraiser or another type of small business owner, here are several tips on how to use LinkedIn to market and …

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