Tag Archives: appraising

What Business Are You In?

This article was in the archives from almost 20 years ago. The original article was published in the Appraisal Buzz Newsletter on August 27th, 2001. It’s amazing to see what has changed and what has stayed the same in the industry! Read below for look back into a time when appraisers were more worried about AVMs taking over the industry. …

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How Appraisers Should Value Solar Paneling

Residential Solar Photovoltaic installations are continuing to grow in the U.S. every day. Homeowners often purchase without having full knowledge of the documents they sign and the unintended consequences that follow. For instance, “I installed a solar PV system last year at a cost exceeding $30,000 and secured a solar loan to pay for it. I can’t find a buyer …

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Virtual Spring Valuation 20/20 Recap

Virtual Valuation 20/20 was a remarkable experience. Hosted virtually on June 16th and 17th, we had appraisal professionals networking and building their businesses from the comfort of their own home! Attendees were still able to meet with leaders in the industry and listen to experts in the field through the screens of their computers. Valuation 20/20 started on Tuesday June …

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Three Things Appraisers Should Remember During A Pandemic

I used to say it to my parents, and now my children say it to me, “Are we there yet?” Of course, those words typically come during a peaceful -yet tedious – car-ride to grandma’s house, but I find myself lately saying it about the roller coaster we call the pandemic! Though the world of real estate valuation has always …

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The Appraisal Buzzcast – Arm’s Length Transactions

There’s a great number of things that the Appraisal Buzz is working on to supply appraisers with the most accurate and up-to-date information as possible. The Appraisal Buzz would like to introduce you to The Appraisal Buzzcast, our new podcast! With hot-topics emerging everyday such as market trends and the current pandemic, you’ll be informed with the best information available. …

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Covid-19 – Appraisers Taking Precautions

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, local, state, and national leaders have issued mandates for closures of non-essential businesses, schools, and large group assemblies. Many companies have moved to work-from-home models and enacted social distancing protocols. A new world has emerged for business where the prevention of the spread of Covid-19 is a main priority and social distancing is …

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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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