Tuesday , 27 October 2020



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 Will Dodd-Frank be repealed?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of Donald Trump as our 45th President of the United States, there has come the possibility that Dodd-Frank might be repealed.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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Mobile Appraising and Workfiles

Mobile Appraising

(Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on The Appraiser Coach’s Blog. For additional articles by Dustin Harris, visit his website.) When it comes to the use of technology in real estate appraisal, we’re at a kind of crossroads. On the one hand, you have the advocates who like to try out all the latest and greatest apps and gadgets. Those of you …

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Trump Administration’s Indefinite Suspension of FHA’s Pending Premium Cut is Good News

Trump Administration’s Indefinite Suspension of FHA’s Pending Premium Cut is Good News

Trump Administration’s Indefinite Suspension of FHA’s Pending Premium Cut is Good News for Both First Time Homebuyers and Taxpayers On January 20, 2017 HUD issued Mortgagee Letter 2017-07 which suspends Mortgagee Letter 2017-01 dated January 9, 2017. Mortgagee Letter 2017-01 would have reduced annual mortgage insurance premiums on home purchase loan by 25bp, with a larger premium reduction for loans …

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The Appraisal Standards Board 2018-2019 Proposed Changes

USPAP 2018-2019

Observations & Summary Comments Changes to the 2018-2019 edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice (USPAP) began  with the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) issuance of the Discussion Draft in January 2016. The twelve-page document was exploratory in nature, intended to encourage feedback from all stakeholders to facilitate identification and or clarification of potential areas of improvement within the various …

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