Tag Archives: GSE

Heartfelt Message from Joan Trice

Dear Appraisal Community: I want to thank you for the continued support you have shown Valuation Expo over the years. It has been a labor of love connecting vendors and lenders with appraisers. Whoever said “do what you love, and you will be successful” couldn’t have been more right! I have assembled an amazingly talented and dedicated team that always …

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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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Black Box Ethics

The recent uproar over the new Goldman Sachs issued Apple card has thrown some shade on algorithms. What decisioning criteria was used to discriminate against women? So far, Goldman has not been able to respond in a way that makes sense. Apparently, they will only allow you to apply with your husband in the future. Is that a solution? Shame …

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Fun with Fannie, Freddie, and Friends

Our Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have offices located “just across the river” from each other. The Potomac may be getting wider. The GSEs have been effectively owned by the public since the “great recession,” where public dollars bailed out these institutions. Will this change soon? We have changes: In regulation, forms, ownership, and business models. …

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