Tag Archives: appraisal buzz

Ways to Win – Valuation 20/20

Whether you’re a seasoned trade show attendee of are considering going for the first time, we are hosting two free Valuation 20/20 webinars being held February 13th and February 18th, both at 3:00 pm EST. Karen Connolly, the event organizer, along with Blaine Feyen of Real Value Group; Mark Skapinetz of What’s it Worth; and Josh Walitt of Walitt Solutions …

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The Future of the Appraisal Profession

Being plugged into the appraisal profession means a lot of different things to a lot of people. Some appraisers believe all appraisers think alike. If that were true, they would be unified in one organization. That fragmentation of the industry is indeed a weakness that makes it a vulnerable profession. It is an odd dichotomy. Appraisers are a fiercely independent …

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8 Common Violations Made by Appraisers

This is a reprint from the McKissock Learning Blog and can be found here. When it comes to appraisal violations, certain minor violations are very common. In this article, I outline several examples of less serious breaches of development Standard 1 and reporting Standard 2 — and a few other types of violations, too. I have compiled these based on many …

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The Modernization of Appraisals: Becoming Trusted Advisors

Bifurcation continues to be a contentious topic in our industry. Often, appraisers worry about the quality of inspections when using a third-party, but I often remind them that we already rely on the inspections of others. We rely on information from appraisers we do not know more often than we think; we receive information from desk or field reviews as …

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Clearbox Partners with ValueLink to Integrate its Suite of Vendor Management Tools

Ocean City, MD. — Clearbox®, LLC announced today a new integration of its suite of vendor panel management solutions with ValueLink Software (ValueLink), a leading provider of web-based valuation management technology. Through this partnership, lenders and appraisal management companies (AMCs) using the ValueLink platform, gain access to data on more than 15,000 appraisers registered with Clearbox, to effectively recruit, vet, …

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Recap of CRN Meeting

The Collateral Risk Network, Inc. met last week in Sarasota, Florida to a packed house. We had a stellar line up of speakers including Brian Montgomery, the Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; and Lynn Fisher, the Senior Advisor for Economics with FHFA among others. Liz Green of Loan Logics spoke on data in the modern age of appraisal. …

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Are Baby Boomers Derailing the Housing Market?

This article was originally posted by The MReport and can be found here. An editorial by the Los Angeles Times looks at the possibility of the housing market being derailed by the Baby Boomer generation. Freddie Mac reported that there are more than 67 million U.S. homeowners are over the age of 55—owning about two-thirds of all U.S. home equity. Additionally, 63% …

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Appraisal Etiquette – Dotting I’s & Crossing T’s

For an appraiser, the report is the product. It is the culmination of your experience, expertise, and skills, coalescing in a multi-page work of art and science. The appraisal report, and all that goes into developing it, after all, is what your client pays for. Moreover, untold numbers of people who have the ability to affect your career and practice …

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