Saturday , 28 November 2020

Features

Appraisers Spark Industry Change

A few weeks ago, we made a major announcement that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will host a focus group at Valuation Expo where the discussion will be on UAD and Forms Redesign. This session is a bonus introduced first at Valuation Expo! To encourage and inspire thought from appraisers about updating UAD and the Forms, the Allterra Team launched …

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When a Disaster Strikes, Are You Prepared?

In 2017, California experienced the most destructive wildfire season on record. There were over 9,000 fires that burned covering 1,381,405 acres. The fires destroyed anything in its path. Damaging more than 10,000 structures and resulting in over 40 causalities. We sat down with Bruce J. Ford, Chief Appraiser of NorCal Quality Appraisals and California native who collaborated with other appraisers …

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Joint Session on UAD Forms Redesign

The Valuation Expo team is very excited to be hosting an interactive focus group on the uniform appraisal forms. The GSEs, as part of their joint initiative, are offering the opportunity for a small group of no more than 50 appraisers, lenders, and vendors to participate in an “after hours” session. You must be registered for Valuation Expo by September …

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Blockchain: A Brief Overview

Nearly a decade ago a new technology was deployed to create a peer-to-peer version of electronic cash, Bitcoin. Announced in a 2008, paper claiming to be authored by Satoshi Nakamoto who remains unidentified; Bitcoin was the first application of Blockchain technology and remains the most visible application, at least for now. So, what is Blockchain? A Blockchain is an open-source …

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Value of Analytical Researchers

This article was first published on the Ann Arbor Appraisal Blog. As of August 7, 2018 Selling Guide, the 1004MC is no longer required by Fannie Mae. Freddie Mac and others may follow suit, but this does not stop individual lenders from requiring it to be included as a form of evidence of market trends support. Fannie Mae will continue …

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One Small Step for Appraisers, One Giant Step for Texas

The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board are taking the necessary steps forward to help the growth of the appraiser industry within Texas and encouraging veteran appraisers to mentor trainees. We sat down with Troy Beaulieu, Director of Standards and Enforcement Services Division with the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board who gave us the inside scoop on recent changes …

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The Home Appraisal Dispute Process: A Blessing in Disguise

As an appraiser, you do your research, spend hours on the home appraisal report, submit it and move on to the next one. Days or weeks later, you get an email, most likely labeled as “Dispute” or “Reconsideration of Value” which no appraiser likes to receive. However, this email should actually be seen as an opportunity to explain to the …

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Think Outside the Form

We are seeking the feedback of appraisers in our survey to inspire thought about updating UAD and a reimagined appraisal process. Join us for a “Think Outside the Form” discussion in Las Vegas at Valuation Expo. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will lead audience polling to start a conversation for an open exchange of ideas. This is an opportunity unlike …

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