Tuesday , 27 October 2020

Features

Reengineering the Appraisal Process, Revisited

The third print edition of the Appraisal Buzz magazine is now available. Changes come at appraisers a mile-a-minute these days, it’s hard to distinguish fact from rumor. All you can do is stay informed and continue to hone your skills to meet the demand of an ever-evolving landscape. In this issue we focused on planning for the future and helping …

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Appraising for 100 years

Starting the business back in 1917, the Barone family can certainly say they have probably seen it all. The Appraisal and Consulting Firm was founded by A.J. Barone, Grandfather of all current and former Barones who have worked in the appraisal business. Today, the company has six MAI’s, three SRA’s and 22 total appraisers serving the Pittsburg, PA area. The …

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Possible vs. Probable

This article was originally published here. For additional articles by Dustin Harris visit his website. Recently, there was a news story  out of Atlanta, highlighting an appraiser who had refused to ‘rubber-stamp’ a purchase price with an appraised value to match. What followed was an increasingly disturbing trend to find another appraiser who would. According to the story (which was full …

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The latest updates to SF Handbook 4000.1

The latest enhancements to the Single Family Housing Policy Handbook 4000.1 (SF Handbook) have been published. These changes consist of technical changes for consistency and clarity as well as several policy updates. The SF Handbook was published to eliminate the need for mortgagees and other stakeholders in FHA transactions to search through multiple stand-alone policy documents. The following highlights the …

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Rob Chrisman discusses lender barriers to appraisal reform

On November 11th, 2016 Rob Chrisman will join other appraisal industry stakeholders in kicking off Valuation Expo in Las Vegas giving the keynote address. Those of you may know Rob from his widely read Daily Mortgage News & Commentary. The Buzz staff was able to ask Rob a few questions about his take on the future of the industry and …

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Valuation 3.0 Defining a Future Without limits

Change is in the air and is coming from all stakeholder sectors. Regulators are holding banks to higher standards, and as a result, banks are holding appraisers to more stringent requirements. Technology providers are seeing the opportunity to provide much-needed innovation in a manner that facilitates productivity and the accuracy of data analytics. Appraisers who are aware of and recognize …

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Top 5 Events in October

Yes, fall is finally here to fill up your weekends with football games and keeping up with your fantasy team stats. Currently pumpkin spice overwhelms store shelves and, in the blink of an eye, the isle of scary Halloween masks morph into snowmen and cute little santas. We are in a constant whirl wind, it is easy to get lost in …

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Flying a Drone for Appraisal Use

The appraisal industry can benefit greatly from using a drone in practice. Whether it is a roof inspection, fly-over of a creek or a 360 degree panoramic view of the surrounding properties, a drone is an additional tool an appraiser can use. Satellite images can only be zoomed to a certain level before they begin to blur and distort. A …

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