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8th Annual AEI-CRN Housing Conference Recap

Last week, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Collateral Risk Network (CRN) held its eighth annual housing conference, which brought together 175 academics, regulators, business leaders, analysts, and industry professionals for a two-day event. Hundreds more viewed via live-streaming. After welcoming remarks, the conference began with a panel on AEI’s comprehensive set of housing market indicators. During his presentation, …

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What to Expect When You Go to Court

You, the appraiser, could be cross-examined in the future. Here is what to expect when you go to court as the expert. To begin, it will not be an easy or pleasant experience. An appraiser must personally verify the information and personally inspect and photograph every comparable. Although real estate reporting services are helpful, an appraiser should not rely on …

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What You Should Know About The Inverted Yield Curve

In May of this year, the yield on three-month U.S. Treasury securities fell below that of the Treasury’s ten-year note; This yield has remained lower than the ten-year note, with the exception of a few days. In early September, it seemed as if the yield on two-year Treasury securities was also dipping below the long-term rate. Many analysts have taken …

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Selling Your Appraisal Company

This article was originally published in the Fall 2019 Edition of Appraisal Buzz Magazine. The mortgage sector is undergoing major change and consolidation. There has been a rapid shift during the past few years to meet regulatory compliance policies and streamline technology. In particular, acquirers are embracing tactical acquisitions of Appraisal Firms to shore up product lines, capture customers, and …

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Appraising in Alaska

First off, it’s no tougher than anywhere else, but also like anywhere else, it has its unique attributes. Any such discussion needs to define some scope, so let’s first address the size. How big is it? Alaska is one-fifth the size of the continental United States. If placed on top of the continental US, it stretches from the east coast …

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Valuation Expo: Fall 2019 Recap

Valuation Expo was an unforgettable experience. Hosted in Las Vegas at the Flamingo Hotel, we had appraisal professionals networking, meeting new clients, and growing their businesses. Over the course of several days, attendees earned up to 18 hours of CE and met with leaders in the industry. Val Expo started on Monday, September 30th with Vendors and Lenders Live. Vendors …

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PropMix Announces Automated Appraisal Review Powered by AI

PropMix announced the launch of appraisal industry’s first fully automated appraisal validation service. The new service uses PropMix’s proprietary image recognition platform and machine learning to analyze an appraisal report in any format – PDF or XML. The service is able to extract images from the PDF and ensure that all the required subject and comparable photos are included. For …

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Words Matter

When it comes to social media, it’s easy to spot a comment or status that will make you say, “I can’t believe they said that for the world to see.” What can make it worse: when you notice it’s a professional company that has made the remark. It can be difficult seeing something like that and not judging, especially if …

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