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Racial Bias in Appraisals – Fact or Fiction?

The Collateral Risk Network, Inc. hosted a webinar entitled Racial Bias in Appraisals – Fact or Fiction? When we first sent out the information on this program, we received a number of responses from our subscribers who felt it was unfair to suggest an appraiser might be biased. In light of the recent cases, which have been broadcast in the …

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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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Are You Listening to the Buzzcast?

The Appraisal Buzz podcast, the Buzzcast, has just shared their tenth episode! The Buzzcast was created for those appraisers that want to keep up to date with our content, but don’t necessarily have the time to sit down and read everything that’s posted. We host interviews with leaders and experts in the appraisal industry, including Joan Trice, Founder of Allterra …

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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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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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The Modernization of Appraisals: Becoming Trusted Advisors

Bifurcation continues to be a contentious topic in our industry. Often, appraisers worry about the quality of inspections when using a third-party, but I often remind them that we already rely on the inspections of others. We rely on information from appraisers we do not know more often than we think; we receive information from desk or field reviews as …

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