Thursday , 1 October 2020

Features

Allterra Group’s New President on the Latest CRN Meeting

For Allterra Group, the year 2016 has certainly had a theme. Whether it is Appraisal Buzz, Allterra Online, Valuation Expo, or Collateral Risk Network (CRN), we are working hard to bring you new resources. Recently, the first quarter CRN meeting was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. On that event and more, we speak with Steve Linville, a professional with almost 30 …

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Our First Scavenger Hunt Winner!

And the winner is…. A big congratulations is in order for Terry Canfield of Canfield Appraisal Service! He sent in the photo seen above. “A dog will lick his butt but won’t eat a pickle” road.   Though there was some steep competition, that has got to be the wackiest and weirdest sign we’ve seen in a long time. Terry has won …

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The Future of Appraisal Standards

Across the valuation profession, there is a growing consensus and coordinated effort to converge appraisal standards. As leaders in the real estate, investment, and valuation communities, we adamantly support a single set of uniform standards that will provide the stability necessary for our financial, regulatory, and legal systems to function effectively while also sustaining public confidence in the work of …

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Cheers from Down Under!

  I recently had the pleasure of visiting our fellow appraisers “Down Under” late last year. My trip was mostly pleasure but as I always have appraisals on my mind, I had to throw some business into it. Brendon Hulcome, an Australian Valuer (appraiser) of Herron Todd White, took to the main stage at Valuation Expo in 2014. Brendon also …

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A Heart-Shaped Box of Appraisers

Appraisers are like a box of (Valentine’s Day) chocolates.  The package may even be shaped like a big heart, but you never know what you get.  For instance, I hate coconut!  Those are the ones I stay away from.  Sometimes I may accidentally get one, but it gets spit out pretty darn quickly.  Now, those peanut butter, dark chocolate ones …

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Staying Out of Hot Water, an Interview with Michael Stolworthy

We’re all humans and make mistakes, but do you know any appraisers who deliberately inflate appraisals? This devious action could get them in a lot of trouble nowadays. Why would they risk their license, home and, savings? Perhaps they don’t know just how serious the government is when prosecuting such fraud. Today we speak with former Deputy Special Agent, Michael …

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Cheapest is Not Usually Bestest

I have a small, single-family rental property.  Recently, the house was vacant and in need of some flooring work. A home inspector once gave me some sage advice.  “If you aren’t familiar with the potential companies you want to hire, always get at least three bids,” he counseled, “then, go with the middle one.  That way, you do not pay …

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