Tag Archives: coronavirus

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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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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The Appraiser Covid-19 Initiative

Times are difficult for those grieving a loss because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Collateral Risk Network, Inc. (CRN) has launched the GoFundMe Appraiser Covid-19 intended to support the families of appraisers who died from the Coronavirus (Covid-19). One critical component to the distribution of the funds is identifying the families affected. We need your help with this. The funds …

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Appraising the Future: What Happens Post COVID-19

The road ahead in the appraisal industry has been shaken up by the recent COVID-19 pandemic. GSE’s are adjusting policies, appraisers have begun completing more desktop and drive-by inspections – change is happening all around us. HomeVision is a startup in the appraisal industry working to build next-generation tools and technology for appraisers. We sat down with Vincent Chu, Co-founder …

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Freddie Mac Guidelines Due to Covid-19

The Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted each of us in its own way. Plenty of change is happening in the appraisal industry during this time, and more recently, with Freddie Mac. With new policies and ongoing policy adjustments, there can be confusion among those who are most impacted: the appraiser. We sat down with Scott Reuter, Chief Appraiser and Director of …

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Getting Familiar with Drive-By and Desktop Appraisals

With the new FHFA changes through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Desktop and Drive-by appraisals will be helpful to appraisers during the Covid-19 pandemic. While we know appraisers are familiar with Drive-bys and Desktop appraisals, we thought it would be a great time to offer everyone an interactive webinar update on the best practices for each. Our first webinar is …

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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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