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Appraising Where It is Warmer

By The Appraiser Coach There was a point when I was seriously considering the possibility of moving to Belize. I live in a cold climate so the prospect of living in a warmer area … Read More Via:: Appraising Where It is Warmer       

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Being an Appraiser with a Disability

By The Appraiser Coach Here are some thoughts on something I know nothing about, but want to get some answers. How does the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) affect real estate appraisers? This act … Read More Via:: Being an Appraiser with a Disability       

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COD At The Door?

By The Appraiser Coach In the past, it was common for appraisers to collect their fees directly from the borrower at the time of the property visit (i.e., at the door). I would take … Read More Via:: COD At The Door?       

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Start of a Trend? Gap Between Owner and Appraiser Home Value Opinions in Quicken Loans Study Widens for Third Month

By QLAdmin • Quicken Loans’ National HPPI shows appraised values 0.47% lower than homeowners estimated in December • Home values rose 0.65% nationally in December, and posted a 5.35% year-over-year increase, according to the Quicken Loans HVI DETROIT, February 12, 2019 – The average American homeowner thinks their home is appreciating faster than appraisers do. Appraisal values in January were …

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Appraiser Diet

By The Appraiser Coach I don’t know about you, but I eat out for lunch nearly every day. We appraisers are on the road a lot, and eating out is typically the easiest … Read More Via:: Appraiser Diet       

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USPAP and Questions on Confidentiality

By The Appraiser Coach In the context of a real estate appraisal, especially a residential real estate appraisal for a lender thru an AMC, what is confidential? First, look at USPAP’s definition of confidential … Read More Via:: USPAP and Questions on Confidentiality       

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