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Last Chance to Vote for the Most Valuable Appraiser!

At the end of May, we announced the finalists for the first ever Valuation Expo Most Valuable Appraiser Award. We were looking for appraisers nationwide who exemplified the following qualities: Professionalism, Influence, Character, and Achievement. The winner of this award will be flown to Las Vegas for the award presentation, receive a two-night stay at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino, …

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We Have an App for That!

Since our inception, Valuation Expo’s primary goal has always been to help appraisers LEARN, NETWORK and PROSPER. So our team here at Allterra Group custom designed a brand new mobile app to help appraisers get more out of the conference and be connected with all of the show’s happenings in real time. We expect this will not only be fun …

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Appraiser Participation: If you want a voice.

In March of this year, I spoke at the Valuation Expo in Orlando. The general topic of my presentation centered on professionalism within the appraisal industry and how individuals can take steps to stand out and rise above the difficulties we see. As a fee appraiser for many years and having moved into a compliance manager and review position, I …

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Zen and The Art of Real Estate Appraisal

Appraisal 101 teaches us that appraising is part art, part science. In some cases during the boom years, appraisers might have gotten just a little too artistic. That explains, in part, why we have tremendous scrutiny today on our appraisals. We have lost our way. There are three approaches to value. We have systematically devolved into a single approach to …

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Homeownership

Appraisers play an important role in housing finance. Homeownership is a cornerstone of the American Dream. This July 4th take a moment to look around you at the homes and people in them and take pride in the role of the professional appraiser. We couldn’t be prouder to serve the hard – working appraisers all across the United States.

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2017 Summer Reading List

Summer is in full swing and many of you are taking that much needed vacation. Whether you are planning a staycation or time at the beach, here are some great picks for your reading pleasure.  Be sure to let us know which of these books below you liked and if there is another book you have read that we should review. …

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Can We Talk?

One of my favorite videos on You Tube is “Listen Linda”. It has become a favorite in my family. When we don’t feel as though we have been heard we begin the finger wagging, hand on hips posture followed by our rant of the moment with… “Hey, Listen Linda”. There is a lot more at stake here than cupcakes. As …

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New Jersey Giveth And Taketh Away: Recent Steps to Reduce And To Increase Regulatory Burden On Home Mortgage Lenders

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This article was originally published here. For additional articles by Robert M. Jaworski visit his website. Recently, the State of New Jersey has taken a small step in the direction of less regulation over home mortgage lenders and, virtually at the same time, a potentially more significant step in the opposite direction. Details are set forth below. NJDOBI Proposes to Eliminate a Regulation …

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