Sunday , 17 February 2019

Appraisal Buzz Staff

Appraisal Buzz Staff
Keep up with the latest news, interviews, and topics with the Appraisal Buzz. Email comments@appraisalbuzz.com with anything you would like to tell our staff.

Building Non-Lending Business

As lending policies continue to change, the appraisal industry is forced to react with an increasing amount of process and product changes.  Building professional relationships with non-lending business is more strategic now than ever. Although this is an opportunity many appraisers would be excited to make, one big question most appraisers face is, “Where do I start?”. On February 12th, …

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How the Government Shutdown Is Affecting Lending

On December 22, 2018 the U.S. entered the second federal government shutdown of 2018. The public did not know at the time that this shutdown would last for over 30 days (and counting), declaring it the longest government shut down in U.S. history. Over 800,000 federal employees have either been furloughed working without pay or forced to take a leave …

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In the Trenches, Appraiser Stories

This article was first published in the Appraisal Buzz Magazine. Are you receiving your print edition of the Buzz Magazine? Never miss out on an issue by subscribing here. You all have them, and we want to hear them! Chased by an animal, unconventional living conditions, or a haunted house. Share with us your appraiser story for the chance to …

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Safety is Priority

Over the past few weeks, news has broken about multiple appraisers being injured on the job. The appraiser starts his or her day like any other and arrives at the home or building they are scheduled to examine but never expects the danger they can encounter. Toni Anne Berdych of Michigan was accompanying her supervisor when the home they were …

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Hot Off The Press!

The Fall edition of the Appraisal Buzz Magazine should be arriving at your doorstep any day now! This magazine focuses on the changes our economy faces today and how it may affect the appraisal industry. Topics such as Blockchain, tax reform, and hybrid appraisals are all discussed by some of the key leaders in the valuation profession. Here is a …

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Appraisers Spark Industry Change

A few weeks ago, we made a major announcement that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will host a focus group at Valuation Expo where the discussion will be on UAD and Forms Redesign. This session is a bonus introduced first at Valuation Expo! To encourage and inspire thought from appraisers about updating UAD and the Forms, the Allterra Team launched …

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Joint Session on UAD Forms Redesign

The Valuation Expo team is very excited to be hosting an interactive focus group on the uniform appraisal forms. The GSEs, as part of their joint initiative, are offering the opportunity for a small group of no more than 50 appraisers, lenders, and vendors to participate in an “after hours” session. You must be registered for Valuation Expo by September …

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