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Live at Valuation Expo 2016

It is hard to gauge what you may be missing out on if you have never been to Valuation Expo before. If you were not able to attend, why not hear from your peers about the event. This past Valuation Expo in Baltimore, we asked The Appraiser Coach, Dustin Harris, to record his podcast at Valuation Expo to capture the …

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Fees, turn-times, & eliminating appraisers

This article was originally posted here. For additional articles by Ryan Lundquist visit his website. Blah, blah, blah. That’s what people tend to hear when we start talking about issues facing the appraisal industry. But here’s the deal. What happens to appraisers can absolutely impact the public AND the entire real estate industry. Let’s take a minute to consider some current trends. …

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Recapping Valuation Expo in Baltimore, MD.

Last week we were in Baltimore, MD for the East Coast Valuation Expo. The weather was beautiful and attendees took advantage to explore the hidden treasurers of the Inner Harbor. Inside the conference our continuing education panels were addressing some hot topics and providing insight about the future of the industry. For those unable to attend this Valuation Expo conference, …

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How will Brexit affect the U.S. Housing Market?

Will the effects be positive, negative or negligible? Some of the immediate effects in the U.S. have already been seen. In the aftermath of the shock referendum result, long-term interest rates on mortgages have fallen sharply. Many homeowners are grabbing the opportunity to refinance their loans, but others might hold back on buying homes, although there is no need to …

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Top 6 items an appraiser takes pictures of

This article was originally posted here. For additional articles by Tom Horn visit his website. Curious about what items an appraiser takes pictures of? As a result of the recession that occurred around 2007, and the impact on the real estate market, appraisal requirements have increased significantly. One of these requirements is an increase in the documentation appraisers are required to …

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DIY Business

This article was originally published in the Second Edition Spring 2016 Appraisal Buzz Magazine. It is one thing to be the best appraiser in your area. It is quite another to simultaneously run a successful business. So, how does one wear the two crucial hats of both technician and CEO effectively? Here are five steps to correctly build and maintain a …

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Barbecues, Beers, and Fireworks

Independence Day brings to mind barbecues, fireworks, parades, and baseball games. The sound of the national anthem roaring through a stadium, “O! Say does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave.” What started as a poem about the bombardment of Fort McHenry in the Baltimore Harbor arose the national anthem of the United States of America. Being native to Maryland it is …

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Whats Next for the Ever-Changing Valuation Landscape

There have been many changes enacted that govern the business practices of real estate appraisals. In this ever changing valuation landscape, appraisers will benefit at Valuation Expo in Baltimore, MD with a continuing education session dedicated to addressing current and pending legislation. On July 12, 2016, Bruce Unangst, Executive Director, Louisiana Real Estate Commission will be speaking on the Regulatory …

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