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New Forms? New Future!

A question we all need to ask ourselves is, will the new form be a form or something else? A context is in order.  Why were the old forms like they were? What has changed? How will the new forms adapt to the change? It made sense for any form to fit on a regular sheet of paper. We have …

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You’re Not Going to Want to Miss This!

I am starting to get excited about our 15th anniversary Valuation Expo event. I was just wrapping up a conversation with Bill Black yesterday who will be our Keynote speaker on Tuesday, October 2nd. He is truly impressive. I had an opportunity to spend some time with him in Charleston at our Spring event earlier this year. He is a …

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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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