Press Releases

First American Mortgage Solutions at Valuation Expo

First American Mortgage Solutions brings expansive Valuation offering to real estate appraisal industry’s largest conference —Fully integrated suite includes appraisal products, hybrid and alternative valuations, state-of-the-art appraisal technology, and innovative data and analytics— SANTA ANA, Calif., March 17, 2017 – First American Mortgage Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) and leading provider of solutions covering …

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AppraiserVendor welcomes new Chief Operating Officer, Stephen French!

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February 17, 2017, Greenwood, IN – AppraiserVendor, a leading provider of national appraisal and valuation management solutions, specializing in delivering products and services of quality and integrity to the residential real-estate mortgage industry, is proud to announce and welcome Stephen French as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.  French will be responsible for the operational leadership of the firm, planning and …

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Whitmer Education Services, Inc. announces 1st Annual Attacking & Defending an Appraisal in Litigation Legal Conference

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College Station, Texas,  – Whitmer Education Services, Inc. has announced the date and location of its 1st Annual Attacking & Defending an Appraisal in Litigation Legal Conference. The conference will be held in Austin, Texas at the Norris Conference Center on November 17-18, 2016. This conference is designed for appraisers, attorneys, property tax professionals, property tax consultants, board enforcement officers and …

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Assurant Names Daniel Hoppes Senior Vice President, Mortgage Solutions

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NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, Sept. 12, 2016 – Assurant, Inc., a global provider of risk management solutions, has named Daniel Hoppes as senior vice president, Mortgage Solutions. As leader of Mortgage Solutions, Hoppes will oversee the Assurant Valuations, Field Services and Mortgage Technology product lines, as well as the newly acquired American Title, Inc. He will have responsibility for leading …

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ACI Executive George Opelka Receives 2016 Valuation Visionary Award at Valuation Expo

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PALM COAST, Fla., July 12, 2016 — George Opelka, senior vice president of sales and marketing for ACI, a member of the First American family of companies, today was honored with the Collateral Risk Network’s 2016 Valuation Visionary award. Opelka received the award at the 2016 Valuation Expo in recognition of his trailblazing role in advancing the industry through technology …

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Accurate Group Adds Experienced Banking Executive to Drive Further Revenue Growth in Real Estate Valuation Products

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Leading provider of real estate appraisal, title and compliance services adds key talent to grow appraisal and valuation services market share CLEVELAND, OHIO – June 21, 2016 – Accurate Group, a leading provider of real estate appraisal, title and compliance services, today announced that it has hired former Huntington National Bank executive, Mike Kirk. Mike joined Accurate Group effective June …

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First Annual Ohio Credit Union Appraisal Scholarship Award

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Dayton, OH (June 17, 2016)— CU Appraisal Services is pleased to announce Jenna Steiner as the first recipient of the OCAP • Ohio Credit Union Appraisal Scholarship. The Ohio Coalition of Appraisal Professionals (OCAP) board set the selection criteria and application process. This scholarship was established by CU Appraisal Services, on behalf of their Ohio credit union partners, to assist with …

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Appraisal Subcommittee

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ASC Issues Proposed Rule on Collection and Transmission of Appraisal Management Company Annual Registry Fees WASHINGTON – The Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (ASC) today issued a proposed rule that would implement collection and transmission of appraisal management company (AMC) annual registry fees by State appraiser certifying and licensing agencies that elect to register and supervise …

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