Wednesday , 21 October 2020

Features

Collateral Risk Network Submits Comments to FFIEC

The Collateral Risk Network (CRN) was founded in late 2003 and is comprised of over 500 members of valuation experts who are focused on resolving the many challenges facing the valuation profession. In 2014 the CRN Council was established to leverage the considerable brain trust of the CRN. These valuation industry leaders have organized efforts to identify issues and develop …

Read More »

Housing Finance Reform: Step-by-Step

This article was originally published HERE. For more articles from Ed DeMarco or Milken Institute, you can visit milkeninstitute.org. Remarks as Prepared for Delivery to the Goldman Sachs Housing Finance Conference May 15, 2014 is the high-water mark to-date for housing finance reform legislation.  On that day, a bipartisan vote in the Senate Banking Committee approved the Crapo-Johnson bill, which would have wound down …

Read More »

Let’s have a big round of applause…

First of all, we’d like to thank all of our contestants who entered to win the Free Trip Giveaway for Valuation Expo. It is because of all of you that we are able to continue the success of Valuation Expo and provide opportunities for moments like this. So without further ado, lets meet our winner! A special congratulation goes to Jessica …

Read More »

A Shortage of Appraisers?

There has been considerable discussion and debate about the current number of real estate appraisers in the United States.  Is there currently a shortage in some areas?  Will there be enough appraisers in 3-5 years?  Let’s take a look at some of the facts influencing the subject. Strictly by the Numbers It is common to hear that the number of …

Read More »

The Appraisal Report: Last Bastion For ‘Unstructured Data’ In Mortgage

This article was originally published HERE for more articles from Patrick Barnard or Mortgage Orb, you can visit mortgageorb.com. In case you didn’t notice, the mortgage process is becoming increasingly standardized as time goes on. Not only did the Great Recession significantly reduce the variety of mortgage products available on the market, but new rules related to underwriting and loan …

Read More »

Spring Cleaning… leave your competition in the dust!

Don’t worry you won’t need the yellow rubber gloves. I’m not offering you tips on how to clean the dust off the ceiling fan, or how to keep smudges off your stainless steal appliances. What I’m offering are some tips to help keep your business running smoothly. The small things that you know exist but are not everyday tasks you …

Read More »

What construction elements contribute to or detract from value?

In the past couple of years new home construction has increased. With this increase there has been major changes in the architectural climate. Homebuilders now are more frugal and clients are more concerned with sustainable building and living. As a result we are building with better insulation, improved ventilation, and environmentally friendly materials. Since reporting the design or style of …

Read More »

A Well Oiled Appraisal Machine

Procedures and methodologies that allow for better efficiencies in the appraisal office are important. As a business owner, understanding time equals money is crucial. Anything that can improve the ability to do more with less (even in small doses) will pay off in the long run. Here are three suggestions to consider when setting up and maintaining a well oiled …

Read More »