Tag Archives: GSE

Be a Part of Appraisal Buzz Next Year

2020 is coming to an end and January 1st promises new beginnings and opportunities. There are plenty of new things to check out at Appraisal Buzz! We’re constantly searching for engaging ways to reach appraisers in the industry, so take a look at some of our most recent features such as our Appraisal Buzzcast Podcast! Appraisal Buzz Newsletter 2020 introduced …

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Investing in the Future of Appraising

What a year! By all accounts, residential appraisers are as busy as they have ever been. In fact, the MBA’s most recent 2020 forecast estimates over $3.18 trillion in new originations this year, making 2020 the second biggest origination year in history – only topped by 2003. This record demand for mortgages is driving a record demand for appraisals. With …

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Author-Appraiser Jeremy Bagott talks Junkets, Petitions, and the Need for Clawbacks

Jeremy was a fascinating interview. I’d go so far to say the most articulate on this given topic: appraisal regulations. Who would expect such an animated interview on the driest of topics? His 2020 book, “Dispatches from the Cosmic Cobra Breeding Farm,” has sounded a clarion call – a throw down if you will. He exhorts appraisers to become activists. …

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Buzzcast Episode 5: A Look Into the VA with James Heaslet and Joan Trice

The newest Appraisal Buzzcast is now ready for download. The leadership at Veteran’s Affairs (VA) has allowed for appraisers to feel secure, especially during this difficult time. Joan Trice, our founder and CEO, interviewed James Heaslet, Supervisory Appraiser of the VA, on what’s happening at the VA today and how appraisers can get involved. How would an appraiser apply to …

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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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