Thursday , 1 October 2020


What to do while in Baltimore for Valuation Expo

The countdown is on! Valuation Expo 2015 is almost here, with less than 42 days to go. With a packed Tradeshow floor and new training sessions there is so much to do at the conference this year but don’t forget to carve out a little downtime for yourself. The Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD offers great sightseeing and some of …

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When is it okay NOT to use sales in the same subdivision?

Tom originally posted this on his blog to help real estate agents understand the thought process appraisers go through when choosing comps in the hopes that it would help them when pricing homes. When is it okay NOT to use sales in the same subdivision? One of the questions or topics I get asked about a lot from real estate …

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Hidden in Plain Sight

Peter J. Wallison, a codirector of AEI’s program on financial policy studies, researches banking, insurance, and securities regulation. As general counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department, he had a significant role in the development of the Reagan administration’s proposals for the deregulation of the financial services industry. He also served as White House counsel to President Ronald Reagan and is …

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You are Not Valuing Property

Everyone has had the experience of meeting new people who know nothing about you in the neighborhood or at a cocktail party. Inevitably conversation will turn to discussing each other’s jobs. How do most of you handle this? Here is how it usually goes for me…. Q: What do you do for a living? A: I am a real estate …

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2015 National Appraiser Survey Results Announced

Click here to view the results Thanks once again for assisting us with the National Appraisal Survey. It is important to the entire profession that your voice is heard. This survey is widely read by regulators, lenders, AMCs and vendors. Your feedback is important to the Allterra Group team. Understanding what the burning issues are helps us develop webinars and educational …

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Do You Have Questions about AMC Rules?

The Final AMC rules have finally been published. There are a lot of questions still surrounding them. Who will be in charge of the enforcement? Where do the state boards come into the picture? What will the new rules mean for AMC panels. How will this affect AMC compliance procedures? We sat down with Lisa McFadden the Senior Compliance Officer …

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