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loanDepot settles appraisal bias lawsuit 

Housing Wire

loanDepot has settled a lawsuit filed by a Maryland couple accusing the firm of appraisal bias, ending a case that gained national attention two years ago. California-based loanDepot will pay an undisclosed amount and commit to improving its mortgage appraisal practices. But the company hasn’t admitted any fault.

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Bidding For Appraisal Assignments Doesn’t Have to Suck

Appraisal Buzz

Here’s the kicker: you’ve got to be a decent appraiser to even get a shot at bidding. There are many, many other ways to make a living as an appraiser (and even as an appraiser who mainly does lender work). I often see appraisers post potential bids on social media and say something like “Can you believe this crap?

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How AI will transform the mortgage and appraisal industries

Housing Wire

At Jaro , our commitment to integrating AI automation alongside the traditional appraisal process is not just about keeping pace with technology — it’s about making the process of appraising and valuing properties better for every stakeholder: from lenders, to borrowers, appraisers and everyone in between.

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Appraisal firm Accurate Group acquires Voxtur Appraisal Services for $30M

Housing Wire

Appraisal technology company Accurate Group announced this week that it has acquired Voxtur Appraisal Services , an appraisal management company (AMC). Voxtur primarily serves real estate finance providers and specializes in broker-price opinions (BPOs), alternative valuation methods and traditional appraisals.

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Kelly Davids named president of The Appraisal Foundation

Housing Wire

The Appraisal Foundation this week named Kelly Davids, former superintendent of the Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing, as its new president. Kelly Davids As an SVP of the Appraisal Foundation, Davids already served to manage the organization’s day-to-day operations and has helped lead special projects.

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Do appraisers deduct value if there are concessions?

Sacramento Appraisal Blog

It’s been a heated week of conversation in light of the NAR lawsuit, and one part that feels misunderstood or even controversial is how appraisers might handle concessions ahead. first appeared on Sacramento Appraisal Blog. first appeared on Sacramento Appraisal Blog. Let’s talk about it. Any thoughts?

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Appraisal Institute launches online program for aspiring veteran, minority appraisers

Housing Wire

The Appraisal Institute , the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, has launched a new program to increase the ranks of veteran and minority appraisers. With the AI PAREA program, participants can appraise properties virtually with one-on-one guidance from a mentor to become credentialed.

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