Tag Archives: appraisers

Appraiser Life in the Age of the Coronavirus

Over the past few weeks and months, there has been a great deal of information, commentary, and opinion about COVID-19, or what is more commonly referred to as the Coronavirus. I have read and heard so much, that it feels difficult to separate the facts from the fiction and the commentary from reality. We have heard reports from around the …

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FHFA Updated Policies on Covid-19

The pandemic that we face today will impact every aspect of our lives for the foreseeable future. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has directed new Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Policies for appraisers to follow regarding Covid-19 (coronavirus). In light of the economic and social impact, these policies have been put in place temporarily to ease the strain of …

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Protecting Your Appraisal Reports From Covid-19

Appraisers are finding themselves in a fascinating time. The stock market has suffered a tremendous setback and daily life is beginning to resemble something out of a dystopian novel.  All of this is happening while appraisers are being flooded with orders. At the moment, it may seem that your biggest concern is keeping your head above water at work, all …

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Bryan Reynolds on the New ANSI Square Footage Standard

Standards are in everything we do – from our job duties, to the cars we drive, and into how our homes are built. Appraisers all follow the same USPAP compliance standards when appraising a home, but sometimes these standards aren’t always so black and white – there can be ten different ways that one appraiser does things while another may …

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Buzz Academy Session Interview with Joshua Walitt

Valuation 20/20 has a lot of new features to offer appraisers this Spring in New Orleans! With our new streamlined tradeshow, you’ll have more opportunities to network with your peers, learn from experts within the field, and get valuable insider knowledge with our Buzz Academy Sessions. Valuation 20/20 takes place from March 19th – 21st and the trade show is …

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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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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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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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