Saturday , 22 February 2020

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California Now Requires Solar Panels on New Construction

Yes, you read that right. Solar panels are now a requirement for new construction in California.  The state passed a law that requires solar panels on new construction of single-family residences, and condos or apartments up to three stories. Not just a few panels, but enough to provide 100% of the power needed for the structure. As of January 1, …

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What Luxury Home Appraisers and Fine Art Appraisers Have in Common

When people hear the word “art,” a luxury home typically doesn’t come to mind. Instead, people associate art with an exquisite painting or a lavish sculpture. Many people may not consider residential real estate to be part of the “art world,” however, when you look at luxury homes and fine art side-by-side, the similarities are astounding. While residential real estate …

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Why Do You Love Being an Appraiser?

There are plenty of reasons to love what you do every single day. Maybe you love your commute and the alone time that comes along with it. Maybe you love the people you see every day or love that you don’t have to see people every day. Hopefully, as an appraiser, you love being an appraiser every day. We asked …

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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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