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Voice Of Appraisal

GOOD MORNING APPRAISERS!! Want to know which states are pushing for a statute of limitations on appraisals? Want to know when your fees may start going up? Are homeowners giving you a hard time? Are Fannie Mae requirements making you nervous? Are agents threatening you? Is USPAP an outdated document? Is Big Data Good…Bad….or Ugly?? Are you an agent and …

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NDC Forms Strategic Partnership with CRES Insurance To Create Appraiser One

Alliance Allows San Diego-Based Property Data Service to Offer E&O Coverage at No Additional Cost to Qualified Residential Appraisers SAN DIEGO, CA – National Data Collective (NDC), a San Diego-based property data company serving real estate professionals, announced today that it has formed a strategic alliance with CRES Insurance, LLC, a leader in protecting the real estate industry with risk …

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Clearbox, LLC Announces the Launch of ClearOne™

URL:  https://clearbox.com/clearone Salisbury, MD — Clearbox, LLC announces today the release of its ClearOne product — clearbox.com/clearone. ClearOne is a unique report allowing lenders, Appraisal Management Companies and regulators to order a credentials report on real estate appraisers. Joan Trice, an appraisal industry veteran, established Clearbox, LLC in 2011.”Regulatory pressures and practical operational challenges mandate the selection of the best …

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Tornado-impacted property reports: Mercury Network waives its fees for impacted areas

URL:  http://www.mercuryvmp.com/relief April 30th, 2014 — Naples, FL — In response to recent tornadoes, Mercury Network will waive transaction fees for disaster reports in all impacted areas for ninety days. Mercury Network is a cloud-based vendor management software platform, used by over 600 mortgage lenders and appraisal management companies to power 20,000 appraisal orders a day. A website, www.mercuryvmp.com/relief, has …

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Kaplan Appraisal Education Partners with Industry-Renown Appraisal Authors to Develop New Course

LA CROSSE, WI – Kaplan Appraisal Education, and appraisal authors Jeffrey Johnson and Tony Lesicka, announced a new partnership today to implement real-world appraisal examples from the pair’s popular textbook into a new Kaplan appraisal continuing education course. The book, “Real Estate Appraisal Practice: A Collection of Examples,” consists of 142 examples based on actual real estate narrative appraisal reports. …

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DAC Meets With Industry Leaders to Discuss Action Plan

Last month the Designated Appraiser Coalition (DAC) met with some of the valuation profession’s top appraisal experts to strategize and formulate an action plan designed to strengthen and ensure the future of the appraisal profession. The February 4-5th voluntary meeting held at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida tackled an array of issues facing the profession. Among those attending the …

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Clearbox Earns Academic Approval To Meet Dodd Frank Act Requirements

SALISBURY, Md., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Clearbox LLC, a regulatory compliance tool used by lenders and Appraisal Management Companies, has received academic approval. Roger Staiger III, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, has certified the appraisal fee survey protocols and will analyze the survey results for Clearbox LLC to meet the requirements per the Dodd Frank Act. He notes, “Clearbox …

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