Friday , 18 September 2020


Interview with Joan Trice, Founder of Valuation Expo

The premiere appraisal conference for appraisers is right around the corner. At Valuation Expo, you will hear from some high-profile speakers from every corner of the industry to bring you a fresh new and inspiring view of the profession. Joan Trice, Founder of Valuation Expo, shares her experience and some advice for appraisers. Buzz: Joan, thanks for taking the time out …

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Appraisal Independence


I know appraisers must be weary of hearing about new rules and regulations that will arrive onto the scene and save the day. If appraisers aren’t already, all the government intervention has been enough to convince anyone to become a Libertarian or maybe even an Anarchist. There is nothing worse than the unfulfilled expectation that Dodd Frank would save the …

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Guide Updates and Other Announcements


Since the presidential election, there has been a shake up in the industry. In case you missed some of the headlines, we have put together a quick list of guide updates and other announcements that have been released. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to provide critically needed feedback to continue the development of industry policies. Presidential Executive Order on …

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Appraisal Buzz Magazine

Check your mailboxes, our fourth print edition of the Appraisal Buzz magazine is now available. Our goal has always been to provide real estate appraisers with valuable industry information through our free e-Newsletter and now we continue that effort with our print magazine. We hope you will find this version every bit as informative and interesting. Our current edition of …

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Recap of the CRN 1st Quarter Meeting and Compliance Event

Collateral Risk Newtork

New members recap of the Collateral Risk Network 1st Quarter Meetings and Compliance Event A few weeks ago, CRN members converged upon an unusually rainy and cold San Diego, CA. The weather luckily improved throughout the week and the meetings were warm and welcoming from the start. For Northeastern Appraisal Associates, it was our first official CRN meeting we have attended. …

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An appraiser’s thoughts on the repeal of Dodd-Frank

Thoughts on the repeal of Dodd-Frank

This article was originally published here. For additional articles by Tom Horn visit his website. Will Dodd-Frank be repealed? With the inauguration of Donald Trump as our 45th President of the United States, there has come the possibility that Dodd-Frank might be repealed. What does this mean for us as appraisers? Will things go back to the way they were before Dodd-Frank, …

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How can we actively better our business lives?

Better our appraisal business

On March 19th, Josh Walitt will join other appraisal industry stakeholders in kicking off Valuation Expo in Orlando, Florida. Josh, a residential certified appraiser, will address appraiser best practices, professionalism, and communicating with clients. The Buzz staff asked Josh a few questions about his take on the future of the industry and what he plans to address at Valuation Expo. …

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AMCs required to pay C&R fees to appraisers in NC

NC Appraisal Board - AMC C&R Fees

New legislature has passed in North Carolina which requires appraisal management companies to pay customary and reasonable fees to appraisers for certain assignments. Rulemaking regarding the enforcement of this law will begin in February 2017 and will allow for input into the proposed rules.  Below is the email and guidance document issued from the North Carolina Appraisal Board. If anyone …

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