Tuesday , 28 January 2020

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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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Superstition in Real Estate

Would you buy a home if the street address was 666? How about 13? Which is better—an address with 4’s or 8’s? While many people don’t consider themselves superstitious, 10% of Americans suffer from “triskaidekaphobia,” or fear of the number 13. Even more dramatic, the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute of North Carolina claims that the US economy loses …

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Looking Ahead at the Industry

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Is the residential appraiser doomed? Over the past 35 years that I’ve been an appraiser, I’ve heard that residential appraisers are going to be replaced within the next five years. With improved technology, the accumulation of “Big Data,” combined with changes proposed by the GSEs in the risk analysis associated with value, it seems significant changes are just around the …

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Drones Take Flight for Appraisals

Drones enhance an appraiser’s ability to inspect a property. Not only can an aerial drone show more of the property, it is also relatively inexpensive to use and can contribute to a safer working environment. Aerial drones provide easy access and viewing perspectives that are impossible to replicate from ground-based shots. Aerial inspections of a property using a drone have …

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Understanding Federally Related Transactions

What is, and isn’t, an FRT, and why does it matter? Federally Related Transactions (FRTs) are a commonly misunderstood aspect of the appraisal regulatory system. According to A White Paper on the Federal Banking Agencies’ Arbitrary and Capricious Efforts to Exempt the Vast Majority of Federal Real Estate Related Financial Transactions from Title XI of FIRREA’s Appraisal Reform, published by …

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What’s Happening at Appraisal Buzz

Appraisal Buzz Newsletter and Magazine always has something fun and new happening! Here’s a summary of our ongoing projects, upcoming meetings, soon-to-be published materials, and more. Make sure to like, follow, and subscribe to Appraisal Buzz on social media to stay up-to-date and ahead of the curve. Collateral Risk Network Membership The CRN is composed of lenders, technology companies, rating …

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