Sunday , 15 September 2019

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Looking Ahead at the Industry

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Is the residential appraiser doomed? Over the past 35 years that I’ve been an appraiser, I’ve heard that residential appraisers are going to be replaced within the next 5 years. The combination of improved technology, the accumulation of “Big Data,” combined with changes proposed by the GSEs in the risk analysis associated with value, it seems significant changes are just …

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Drones Take Flight for Appraisals

Drones enhance an appraiser’s ability to inspect a property. Not only can an aerial drone show more of the property, it is also relatively inexpensive to use and can contribute to a safer working environment. Aerial drones provide easy access and viewing perspectives that are impossible to replicate from ground-based shots. Aerial inspections of a property using a drone have …

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Understanding Federally Related Transactions

What is, and isn’t, an FRT, and why does it matter? Federally Related Transactions (FRTs) are a commonly misunderstood aspect of the appraisal regulatory system. According to A White Paper on the Federal Banking Agencies’ Arbitrary and Capricious Efforts to Exempt the Vast Majority of Federal Real Estate Related Financial Transactions from Title XI of FIRREA’s Appraisal Reform, published by …

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What’s Happening at Appraisal Buzz

Appraisal Buzz Newsletter and Magazine always has something fun and new happening! Here’s a summary of our ongoing projects, upcoming meetings, soon-to-be published materials, and more. Make sure to like, follow, and subscribe to Appraisal Buzz on social media to stay up-to-date and ahead of the curve. Collateral Risk Network Membership The CRN is composed of lenders, technology companies, rating …

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