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Valuation Expo in the Palm of Your Hand!

In less than a week, you could be at Valuation Expo with other like-minded valuation professionals networking and growing your business. This national event brings you the best of the best in the industry and informative lectures.  But the chance to discover more does not end there, download the Valuation Expo App to have everything you need in the palm …

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Hear From the Best at Valuation Expo!

Valuation Expo is less than 2 week away and we are anxiously counting down the days. We’ve earned our place as the premier event for Valuation Priofessionals and proud to bring you the biggest and best tradeshow. With an unlimited amount of networking opportunites and the chance to learn from some of the greatest “thought leaders” in the industry. We’ve …

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First-Time Buyer Indices update on November 2017 data

This article was first published in AEI by Edward J. Pinto. The American Enterprise Institute’s Center on Housing Markets and Finance released an update to its indices on mortgage lending practices on February 26, 2018. The release, which covers home mortgage loans originated between September 2012 and November 2017, focused on the First-Time Buyer Mortgage Share and Mortgage Risk Indices …

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USPAP, Whats new for 2018?

Stephen Wagner, 2018 President Elect of Appraisal Instituite will be joining us at Valuation Expo to host this years pre-conference USPAP on March 18th. This 7-hour course is sponsored by Appraisal Instituite on March 18th. USPAP attendees must bring their own 2018-19 USPAP Book.  Appraisal Institute is providing the Student Workbook and lunch. Explore historic Charleston, SC and be a …

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The Charms of Charleston

This year’s East Coast Valuation Expo is being hosted in Charleston, SC and we are very excited! We have heard about the wonderful city filled with culture, amazing Southern food and all around charming city. If you are planning to attend ValExpo March 18th to the 22nd be sure to save some time before or after the event to explore …

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The Benefits of being an Appraisal Institute Member

Appraisal Institute members receive many benefits such as referrals, a solid foundation and even access to exclusive local chapters. AI can bring your business one step up by expanding your network and client base. With almost 20,000 members; Appraisal Institute advances the industry with global standards, methodologies, professional ethics and development of economics. Donald Boucher, SRA with Boucher and Boucher …

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Are You An Early Adopter?

This article was first published in the Appraisal Buzz Magazine. Did you not receive your copy of the Appraisal Buzz Magazine in the mail? Subscribe here to receive our Spring and Fall editions and stay up-to-date on all of the buzz! What you do does not change, how you do it does. I’m of course speaking about adopting new technology …

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A Cat and Dog World

I get more than a little dismayed when I see such rancor between AMCs and Appraisers. I regularly read the blogs and keep up with social media, Appraisal Buzz does frequent survey and I also follow the comments from appraisers to our weekly newsletter. In short, I believe I have a pretty good handle on the pulse. Last week I …

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