Wednesday , 21 October 2020

Features

An Interview with Dave Bunton

According to appraisalfoundation.org, the Foundation “sets the congressionally authorized standards and qualifications for real estate appraisers.” They also serve the valuation community as the foremost authority on the profession. This past December, The Appraisal Foundation held elections for 2016 officers and appointed board members. Dave Bunton, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Appraisal Foundation, joins us with more on …

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A Tribute to Stan Banton

My dear friend Stan passed away a few days ago. It was not a surprise but nonetheless, difficult news. I last saw Stan a little over a year ago when we made the trek to Knob Creek, KY for the annual machine gun shoot. It was a scene out of a B movie, and fittingly Stan made reservations at a …

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2016 Predictions for the Appraisal Industry

At Bradford Technologies, we are always looking for new trends to see what the future might have in store. As many of you know, we’re located in Silicon Valley, so we usually get a preview of new ideas and technology well before the rest of the country does. So straight from the capital of technology innovation, here are the Top …

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Happy New Year

I love new beginnings. My birthday falls in early January so for me personally it is also a time to reflect on the prior year’s events and accomplishments. For anyone who knows me I am definitely a list maker. I just don’t think things happen randomly. Statistically speaking you are not going to win the lottery so don’t waste your …

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Seven Myths About Alternative Appraisal Valuations

We are hearing more and more about alternative valuation products such as desktop or computer assisted valuations, or “evalutions”.  It seems to be a taboo subject among appraisers, but we needn’t be fearful.  Here are seven common myths surrounding the subject of alternative valuation products: They are Not USPAP Compliant Actually, this is not a myth.  It is a fact. …

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Appraisal Review, A Sneak Peek

FIRREA, the Financial Institutions Reform Recovery Enforcement Act of 1989, Title XI, included the requirement for institutions engaging in federally related transactions to obtain an appraisal of the real estate asset to be used as collateral for the transaction. This requirement is found in §1110. Functions of Federal Financial Institutions Regulatory Agencies Relating to Appraisal Standards [12U.S.C. 3339] which states, …

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A Love Letter to Brad Pitt

This post was originally published on Appraisal Buzz December 18, 2015.  Here we are 8 years post housing finance crisis and it takes Brad Pitt to save the day. Everyone has battle fatigue from the mortgage debacle. Exhaustion and frayed nerves have now turned to apathy. Congress has failed to deliver a solution to the seemingly perpetual state of purgatory for …

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The 2016 National Appraiser Survey

It’s that time of year again and we are calling on all appraisers! Are you ready for the 2016 National Appraiser Survey? Our survey is the most widely read appraiser survey in the universe. It is sought after by clients, bank regulators, and state appraisal agencies. They are sincerely interested in learning what issues are important to you. They too …

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