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Modernizing Appraisals and the Future of the Industry

The Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing on November 16, 2016 to solicit recommendations for improvements to the current appraisal process. Testimony was giving on the current appraisal oversight and suggestions were provided on what can be done for the future of the appraisal industry. Those invited to speak included, James Park, Executive Director, Appraisal Subcommittee, David Bunton, …

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What happened in Vegas…

We are just getting back and recovering from Valuation Expo in Las Vegas, NV. A combination of time changes and long days lasting into long nights makes for one heck of an Expo! It’s been over two years since our last run in Las Vegas, and our attendance was great hitting 560 registered attendees. During the conference our continuing education …

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Big Data was Wrong, Bigly Wrong

I hope everyone reads this as a cautionary tale. The polls, all of the them, in the presidential election were wrong, bigly wrong. All of the models were wrong as well. You know… those sophisticated statistical models created by quants. Most of the journalists were wrong and failed to report in an unbiased manner. I think appraisers understand, like no …

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Breaking News: What will a Trump Presidency mean for the Appraisal Industry?

In a stunning upset Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton to become this Nation’s 45th president. Regardless of whether you are happy or upset about this news, it is time to figure out what this means for the Appraisal Industry. With control of both houses as well as the presidency, republicans will most likely be able to make some changes to …

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Preparing for the future

George Opelka, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ACI, a First American Company, was announced as the Valuation Visionary 2016. This award was established by the Collateral Risk Network in 2011, and nominates the person who exemplifies integrity, dedication and exemplary service to the collateral valuation profession. The Buzz staff reached out to George for his take on …

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What will happen after the Presidential Election?

Valuation Expo takes place right after the Presidential Election. Be a part of the most important appraisal expo conference for valuation professionals to hear what direction the industry will go. Beginning on November 10th, attendees will have access to the ACI Sky Lab, a day long workshop dedicated to learning more about ACI products. The trade show opening reception begins …

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Price Per Square Foot Is Not the Holy Grail of Property Value

This article was originally published here. For additional articles by Tom Horn visit his website. Price per square foot is media darling of value While scanning the news headlines this week I ran across an article titled “What Is the Average Price per Square Foot for a Home — and Why Does It Matter?” Because I am an appraiser this caught my eye …

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New tools for your appraisal business

Tech Buzz Appraisal Buzz Magazine

Technology is changing the way the appraisal industry is run. As an appraiser, are you keeping up on all the latest tech to help you do your job better? Stay on the cutting edge of the profession with these new apps and products. Wave 4.5 stars on itunes Appraisers in smaller shops know that in addition to actually doing appraisals …

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