Tag Archives: appraisal

Grow Your Business with Facebook

Social media marketing is the new normal, especially during times like these. When a potential client is searching for an appraisal business on any social media platform, do either you or your company show up in the results? As of today, there are currently 244 million people on Facebook in the United States. We sat down with Marty Haldane, Founder …

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VA home Loan Benefit Serves Veterans on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a special date on the calendars of U.S. military Veterans. It’s a day to commemorate the sacrifices of those who gave their last full measure in service of their country, and it is often very personal for Gold Star Families and Veterans who recall the family and friends they lost in defense of our country. At the …

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Random Thoughts of an Appraiser

Here at Appraisal Buzz, we typically have entire articles dedicated to specific hot topics within the appraisal industry. We love hearing from experts in the field about what’s going on and what they think about it all. There are plenty of times where appraisers have collectively had thoughts or concepts that can be communicated and/or questioned within a sentence and …

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Terra Incognito

We are in uncharted territories. The pandemic didn’t leave us much choice but to adapt and change our Spring event to a virtual conference. Our mission at Allterra Group has been, and always will be, to keep the appraisal community plugged in to what is happening. Allterra has brought you Valuation Expos since 2003, the largest appraiser conference in the …

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Fannie Mae and a New, Fifth Test for Highest and Best Use

Fannie Mae seems to have a problem with excess land. Perhaps more accurately, Fannie Mae seems to have a problem with appraisals that involve excess land, and the appraiser’s characterization of Highest and Best Use. Before we proceed with this discussion, let’s make sure everybody is on the same page by defining two terms: “surplus” land versus “excess” land. Surplus …

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Appraising the Future: What Happens Post COVID-19

The road ahead in the appraisal industry has been shaken up by the recent COVID-19 pandemic. GSE’s are adjusting policies, appraisers have begun completing more desktop and drive-by inspections – change is happening all around us. HomeVision is a startup in the appraisal industry working to build next-generation tools and technology for appraisers. We sat down with Vincent Chu, Co-founder …

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Freddie Mac Guidelines Due to Covid-19

The Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted each of us in its own way. Plenty of change is happening in the appraisal industry during this time, and more recently, with Freddie Mac. With new policies and ongoing policy adjustments, there can be confusion among those who are most impacted: the appraiser. We sat down with Scott Reuter, Chief Appraiser and Director of …

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