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FHA exec clarifies HECM appraisal bias

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently announced it will require second appraisals for properties it suspects have inflated values when under consideration for a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM). FHA claims its studies have found that appraisal bias and appraisal over-inflations exist. Valuation Review reached out to FHA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Single Family Housing Gisele Roget for how the …

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Appraiser, AMC relationship critical, exec says-Part II

What don’t appraisers really know about appraisal management companies (AMCs) and their roles in the appraisal process, and more importantly, what actual fees they are taking for assignments? What other areas of misconception exist? Valuation Review continues its conversation with two executives from an AMC for clarification on the facts, and what are truly fictitious notions. Read Part II of …

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Housing Construction Down But Not Out

By Jann Swanson Posted To: MND NewsWire All three reports on residential construction activity in September were disappointing, but no more so than any of the other housing data that speaks to the ongoing process of leveling-off. While there had been some erosion expected from the August numbers, the actual data did not meet analysts’ expectations. Upward revisions to August …

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IRR welcomes back founding member

Integra Realty Resources announced one of its original founding members has rejoined the company. He will serve as its national practice leader of the Integra Litigation Practice Group. Read on to find out who is returning to the company and what his experience means for the commercial company going forward. Via:: IRR welcomes back founding member       

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WFG names a senior VP

WFG National Title announced that Matt Slonaker is joining the company as senior vice president of national business development. Read on to find out more about Slonaker and what he will bring to this position. Via:: WFG names a senior VP       

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