Thursday , 20 September 2018

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Hot Off The Press!

The Fall edition of the Appraisal Buzz Magazine should be arriving at your doorstep any day now! This magazine focuses on the changes our economy faces today and how it may affect the appraisal industry. Topics such as Blockchain, tax reform, and hybrid appraisals are all discussed by some of the key leaders in the valuation profession. Here is a …

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Be in the Know, Freddie Mac Tells All

In advance of the upcoming Valuation Expo in Las Vegas, Appraisal Buzz reached out to one of the keynote speakers, Scott Reuter, Chief Appraiser and Single-Family Director of Valuation for Freddie Mac. Scott will be speaking on Tuesday, October 2nd discussing some of the upcoming changes and redesign the industry can expect to see in the future. Buzz: Scott, thank …

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My Client, The FBI

Don Gossman is a certified residential appraiser in the Kansas City, Missouri market but to you, he may be known as the guy who worked with the FBI. In 2006, Don was approached by the FBI to assist them in an investigation for mortgage fraud. During Don’s involvement, he assisted in the discovery of 61 properties involved in mortgage fraud, …

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Appraisers Spark Industry Change

A few weeks ago, we made a major announcement that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will host a focus group at Valuation Expo where the discussion will be on UAD and Forms Redesign. This session is a bonus introduced first at Valuation Expo! To encourage and inspire thought from appraisers about updating UAD and the Forms, the Allterra Team launched …

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When a Disaster Strikes, Are You Prepared?

In 2017, California experienced the most destructive wildfire season on record. There were over 9,000 fires that burned covering 1,381,405 acres. The fires destroyed anything in its path. Damaging more than 10,000 structures and resulting in over 40 causalities. We sat down with Bruce J. Ford, Chief Appraiser of NorCal Quality Appraisals and California native who collaborated with other appraisers …

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Joint Session on UAD Forms Redesign

The Valuation Expo team is very excited to be hosting an interactive focus group on the uniform appraisal forms. The GSEs, as part of their joint initiative, are offering the opportunity for a small group of no more than 50 appraisers, lenders, and vendors to participate in an “after hours” session. You must be registered for Valuation Expo by September …

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Blockchain: A Brief Overview

Nearly a decade ago a new technology was deployed to create a peer-to-peer version of electronic cash, Bitcoin. Announced in a 2008, paper claiming to be authored by Satoshi Nakamoto who remains unidentified; Bitcoin was the first application of Blockchain technology and remains the most visible application, at least for now. So, what is Blockchain? A Blockchain is an open-source …

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Value of Analytical Researchers

This article was first published on the Ann Arbor Appraisal Blog. As of August 7, 2018 Selling Guide, the 1004MC is no longer required by Fannie Mae. Freddie Mac and others may follow suit, but this does not stop individual lenders from requiring it to be included as a form of evidence of market trends support. Fannie Mae will continue …

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