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Valuation Partners Opens Appraiser Panel

As we enter 2020, Valuation Partners opens their appraiser panel for the first time since 2017. Both the expansion of appraiser driven valuation products and services and increased market share is good news for VP and good news for our panel. Please visit us at www.valuationpartners.com and consider joining our panel today. Valuation Partners, is a national AMC owned and …

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An Interview with the New AI President – Jefferson Sherman

On January 1st, 2020, Jefferson Sherman began his term as the new president of the Appraisal Institute. With over 45 years of experience as a real estate professional, we believe Jefferson Sherman will be a great leader for this upcoming year. We sat down with Jefferson to discuss the Appraisal Institute and what we can expect from their association and …

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Accurity Valuation Appoints Mark Verrett as Chief Innovation Officer

CHICAGO, IL –Accurity Valuation, one of the largest appraisal firms in the nation, is pleased to announce Mark Verret SRA, ASA, IFA as the company’s Chief Innovation Officer. Verrett’s leadership will focus on the development and expansion of technology and processes to modernize the firm’s appraisal process. “We are very excited for Mark to lead our firm in the innovation space,” …

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Appraisal Creep – An Interview with John Wake

Appraisal values should not be influenced by the price of the listing, but could a bias exist that proves otherwise? “Does the typical appraisal protect you from overpaying for a house?” asks John Wake in his article, The Hidden Reason Why House Prices Are Too High (And Income Growth Is Too Low) — Appraisal Creep. We sat down for an …

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2020 Valuation Visionary

We are pleased to announce the Valuation Visionary award winner for 2020 is Cristy Conolly, Chief Appraiser and Senior Vice President of Quality Control and Compliance at Nationwide Appraisal Network (NAN). Each year, the Collateral Risk Network presents the award in recognition of the person who demonstrates leadership, innovation, professionalism, and one who strives to better the industry for their …

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An Open Letter to Fannie Mae

By way of introduction, I am a 30+ year residential appraiser, AQB Certified USPAP Instructor, and former nine-year member of the State of IL Appraisal Board (where I served two years as Chairman). I come to you today with an urgent concern regarding appraisal advice contained in the Multiple Parcels article in the December 2019 issue of “Appraiser Update” from …

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Business Resolutions for the New Year

Everyone knows the classic New Year’s Resolutions – exercising, healthier eating habits, and saving more money. What about the New Year’s resolutions for your business? This is the perfect time for business owners and those who are self-employed to pause and reflect on this past year. What worked for the company? What should be changed? What is the overarching goal …

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The Ghosts of Mortgages Past

I am haunted by the mortgage crisis. It is estimated that 10 million people lost their homes during this period. I wouldn’t fret so much if I didn’t hear tone deaf folks at high levels within the mortgage system proclaim with gusto that “this time is different.” I willfully accept that no, we don’t have exploding ARM products. You don’t …

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