Appraisal Buzz Staff

Appraisal Buzz Staff
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Fighting Pressure

Two of the valuation industry’s top subject matter experts discuss the ongoing issues with Appraisal Independence. Frank Gregoire, appraiser and owner of Gregoire & Gregoire, Inc. and Joshua Walitt, Compliance Manager for Property Interlink have both been appraising for well over 25 years. They have been heavily involved in organizations for the betterment of the appraisal industry. On April 30, …

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What is an Appraiser Service Network

Appraisers complain to us all the time that they don’t have enough backup. Many single appraiser offices feel like it is them against the world. Where can appraisers turn for support? We interviewed Keith Ellis of Anow and TJ McCarthy of Accurity to find out some of their answers about their upcoming webinar: Why Appraiser Service Networks Matter. Buzz: Thank …

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AMC DIRECTORY- Spring 2019, Now Available

Searching for available Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs) in your area can be a challenging experience.  Most AMC registrations on state websites offer limited information. The AMC Directory from Allterra Group provides the most comprehensive and detailed listing of AMC information available.  Through extensive research each AMC in the directory is verified to be currently active and in good standing. The …

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What’s That Buzz in Your Mailbox?

The latest edition of the APPRAISAL BUZZ magazine is now showing up in mailboxes all across the country. The theme of this edition is Opportunity Awaits. We have articles to help appraisers, AMCs, and lenders grow in every aspect of their business. These valuable and helpful discussions range from preparing for the unexpected, to rural appraising, and even a conversation …

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Algorithms and American Homeownership – Is This A Dangerous Cocktail?

Big data… artificial intelligence… algorithms;  you cannot attend a conference, turn on the TV, surf the internet or read an article these days without hearing about how the world will be changed by these powerful tools. It is irrefutable, undeniable, and easily apparent. Increasing computational power combined with ever growing data promises the ability to see and interact with the …

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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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