Wes Costello

Wes Costello
Wes Costello serves as Senior Vice President of Quality Management & Collateral Risk at AnnieMac Home Mortgage. His professional passions are improving loan quality, delivering business process improvements, and the highest quality appraisal valuation. In addition to Quality Management, Wes’s background includes building and directing a model of Appraisal Quality Monitoring and Appraisal Review Procedures and Training. He is a Pennsylvania Certified Real Estate Appraiser.

A Look into the Crystal Ball

We all wish we could predict the future. Imagine the scenarios we could prepare for or the events we can avoid. However, one of the many super powers valuation professionals, like mortgage lenders, have is their ability to analyze the market. Through research, trends, and market predications they are able to give us an educated look at the future through …

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How Lenders and Appraisers Can Work Better Together Through Increased Transparency

“Secrecy was the problem, transparency the obvious cure.”  – Robert J. Sawyer The relationship between lenders and appraisers has never been quite right. The association was scared by improprieties of the few that led to a fallout of the many, with each party retreating behind walls of mistrust and perceived regulatory requirement. Recently, communication is civil but has been described …

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