Appraisal News

FREE Webinar: The Appraisal Foundation 2021 Q1 Update

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, McKissock Learning is hosting a FREE one-hour, non-credit Pro-Series webinar titled “The Appraisal Foundation 2021 Q1 Update.” Participate in this Q&A session with Lisa Desmarais, Vice President, Appraisal Issues with The Appraisal Foundation (TAF). Hear about proposed changes to USPAP as well as an update on current AQB and ASB activities. Get firsthand information on …

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2020 Housing Market Recap, 2021 Housing Predictions, and More Appraisal News

The 2020 housing market will end the year as the highest performing sector of the U.S. economy. Next year’s 2021 housing market will remain strong as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 recession. The Mortgage Technology sector is growing rapidly, modernizing and digitizing what has traditionally been a fragmented and heavily regulated market. Congressional leaders negotiate a coronavirus relief bill …

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FREE Webinar: Fannie Mae Q4 2020 Appraisal Update

On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, McKissock Learning is hosting a FREE one-hour, non-credit Pro-Series webinar titled “Fannie Mae Q4 2020 Appraisal Update.” In this special interactive webinar, knowledgeable presenters from Fannie Mae’s Collateral Policy Team will share the latest policy updates impacting appraisers, share insight about appraisal quality and how it is measured by Collateral Underwriter® (CU), and dispel some …

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FREE Webinar: The Appraisal Foundation 2020 Q4 Update

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, McKissock Learning is hosting a FREE one-hour, non-credit Pro-Series webinar titled “The Appraisal Foundation 2020 Q4 Update.” Participate in this Q&A session with Lisa Desmarais, Vice President, Appraisal Issues with The Appraisal Foundation (TAF). Hear about proposed changes to USPAP as well as an update on current AQB and ASB activities. Get firsthand information on …

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FREE Webinar: Fannie Mae Q3 2020 Appraisal Update

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, McKissock Learning is hosting a FREE one-hour, non-credit Pro-Series webinar titled “Fannie Mae Q3 2020 Appraisal Update.” In this special interactive webinar, knowledgeable presenters from Fannie Mae’s Collateral Policy Team will share the latest policy updates impacting appraisers, share insights about appraisal quality and how it is measured by Collateral Underwriter® (CU), and dispel some …

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Fannie and Freddie Release New Hybrid and Desktop Forms for Testing

As part of their appraisal modernization efforts, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) have issued test forms for Hybrid and Desktop appraisal assignments. The forms will be made available to the major appraisal report software providers. The GSEs have also aligned on guidance regarding the use of these test forms, including formal definitions for “Hybrid” and “Desktop” assignments. These …

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Is Now a Good Time to Get Into Commercial Appraisal Review?

In a word, yes. Based on recent market data regarding the recovery of commercial real estate following the COVID-19 pandemic, appraisers would do well to add commercial appraisal review assignments to their valuation service offerings. Keep reading to learn why now is a great time to gain or enhance your commercial review skills with our new CE course, Introduction to …

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Fannie Extends Deadline on Flexibilities, Freddie Releases Quarterly Forecast, and More Appraisal News

Appraisers are notoriously busy, which is why we’ve scoured the internet for the latest appraisal-related news and information to help our followers stay up-to-date. Here are some of the highlights in appraisal news from the past two weeks. Fannie Mae Extends Deadline Date on Flexibilities On June 11, 2020, Fannie Mae announced that the temporary appraisal flexibilities that were outlined …

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