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What’s Trending in Appraisal Membership (October 2019)

Want to know which resources are popular right now among your fellow real estate appraisers? McKissock’s Unlimited Learning Members enjoy full access to a wide array of online appraisal classes, videos, checklists, and other tools. Here are some of the most highly-rated resources among our appraisal membership community this month. Webinar: Work, Life, and Money “Work, Life, and Money: Creating …

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The 3 Biggest USPAP Changes for 2020-21

The 2020-21 USPAP publication will be available within the next several weeks, and so will the 2020-21 7-hour National USPAP Update Course. Not everyone purchases the USPAP publication or takes an update course right away, so here is a quick overview of the most important USPAP changes for 2020-21. Many of the changes will not affect the way you do …

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How to Retire: A Guide for Real Estate Appraisers

At what age will you be able to retire? Could you retire right now? Should you? How can you know? If you are an independent appraiser, these can be particularly hard questions to answer, since you may be mostly or entirely responsible for setting up your retirement plan. Here are some insightful tips on how to retire, geared specifically toward …

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How Long Does It Take to Become an Appraiser?

If you are considering a career in the appraisal field, you may be curious about how long it takes to get licensed and start earning an income as a real estate appraiser. The exact answer will vary due to a number of factors, including what state you live in. Here is some information to help answer the frequently asked question, …

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FAQs About Fannie Mae’s Collateral Underwriter Program

Fannie Mae’s Collateral Underwriter (CU) program is intended to give lenders access to the same appraisal analytics that Fannie Mae uses in its quality control process. It performs an automated risk assessment of appraisals submitted to the Uniform Collateral Data Portal (UCDP) and returns a Risk Score and flags and messages to the lender. Lenders can use the CU Risk …

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FAQs About Fannie Mae’s Collateral Underwriter Program

Fannie Mae’s Collateral Underwriter (CU) program is intended to give lenders access to the same appraisal analytics that Fannie Mae uses in its quality control process. It performs an automated risk assessment of appraisals submitted to the Uniform Collateral Data Portal (UCDP) and returns a Risk Score and flags and messages to the lender. Lenders can use the CU Risk …

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Bidding Wars, Appraisal Waivers, and Other Appraisal News

Housing competition edged up slightly in September, with bidding wars heating up across the nation. Rumors are circulating about a possible end to GSE appraisal waivers. The new USPAP publication for 2020-21 is now available, and it has some cool new features. Plus, have you considered specializing in luxury appraisals? Read on for the latest in appraisal news. Read: Bidding …

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Real Estate Appraisers Share Why They Chose Their Career Path

There are many reasons to choose a career in real estate appraisal. We recently surveyed members of our appraisal community to find out about how they got into the business. Many appraisers also shared why they chose their career path. Below, real-life appraisers share a variety of reasons why they were drawn to the appraisal profession. Had a positive experience …

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