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AI president outlines conference goals, focus for 2018

At the 2018 Appraisal Institute (AI) Annual Conference in Nashville, Valuation Review sat down with AI President James L. Murrett. Murrett discussed a variety of appraisal topics, as well as his thoughts and impressions on this year’s conference. Read on to find out more of what he told us. Via:: AI president outlines conference goals, focus for 2018       

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Cost, value defined by veteran appraiser-Part II

There is no denying a lot of issues are hampering the appraisal profession. But one appraiser says that the proper definitions of price, cost and value will go a long way to better clarify things appraisers face on a daily basis. Valuation Review continues bringing the ideas of appraiser Dustin Harris, “The Appraiser Coach,” into light. Harris shared his thoughts …

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Commercial, residential appraisals fundamentally the same

Are commercial appraisers working under the same regulatory requirements as those in residential? There may be a few differences between the two, but not that much. Valuation Review talked to Greenfield Advisors Chairman John Kilpatrick, a veteran in commercial appraising, to get his thoughts on what appraisers should keep in mind when placing value on commercial properties. Read on to …

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MBS Day Ahead: Foreign Markets Helping Bonds (Not Turkey)

By Matthew Graham Posted To: MBS Commentary From New York, traders have been looking east for at least some level of inspiration from Turkish market volatility. As we’ve discussed exhaustively, however, that’s far from the only game in town. Today brings fresh evidence. In looking east this morning, traders passed right over Turkey and continued on to China, where a …

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Fulfillment, Non-QM Products; Corporate Name Changes; What is a Mirror Security?

By Rob Chrisman Posted To: Pipeline Press Bond prices and mortgage rates, like nearly every commodity, are driven by supply and demand. I mention this because early last week prices of US government bonds declined while the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note increased (although it reversed itself due to turmoil in Turkey). Investors bought $34 billion of three-year …

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