Wednesday , 18 September 2019

Woody Fincham

Woody Fincham
Woody Fincham- Woody Fincham, SRA, AI-RRS, RAA, Member of RAC is the founder and President of Accurity Fincham and Associates, a Virginia based valuation and consulting firm. He is also a member of the national leadership for Accurity Valuation. Woody specializes in high-value residential homes, conservation easements, high-performance homes, review and consulting as well as both lender-based and non-lender-based work. He has been a featured panelist at the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials (AARO) and presented at the Appraisal Institute annual conference. He has also been a non-member participant in the Collateral Risk Network (CRN) and is one of the national instructors for the Appraisal Institute on residential topics.

Green is Good

How can appraisers leverage “green homes” into earning green for their own pockets?  The simple answer is to get as competent as  possible. Take as many classes as you can to receive a better understanding. Read various books and articles. Associate with an appraiser that is competent in this property classification. The point of this article is to give a 10,000-foot …

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Crunch the Numbers

This article is the personal opinion of  the author and does not represent the Appraisal Institute, Valucentric or any other entity. There is a lot of discussion on social media about desktop appraisals. Some appraisers are against them claiming that USPAP doesn’t allow them. Others are eschewing them because of the low fees. These are two separate discussions. There were similar …

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Appraisal Institute Addresses Residential Appraisers’ Issues

Appraisal Issues

As the global real property valuation profession’s leading professional association, the Appraisal Institute has created a special project team – the Residential Appraisal Project Team – that is dealing with residential appraisal-related issues. AI President Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, has directed RAPT to enhance the value proposition of the Appraisal Institute’s SRA designation to the residential appraiser. AI formed …

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Diversify, But Verify

This article was originally published in the Second Edition Spring 2016 Appraisal Buzz Magazine. Finding a new client is a good thing right? Finding a well-paying new client is even better.  However, finding a well-paying, new client that wants a good appraiser is ideal.  Let’s face it, the amount of clients one can work with is staggering. I just looked …

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Help For Appraisers Worried About Collateral Underwriter

Multiple Regression Analysis and the Collateral Underwriter: MRA Is Not Your Only Option Social media has been nuts the last couple of weeks with some appraisers seemingly clamoring for more information on multiple regression analysis (MRA). So what is the big deal? Fannie Mae has decided to implement a new analytics application, Collateral Underwriter (CU), available to assist lenders in …

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