Opinion: The path to modernizing the appraisal process

Housing Wire

Regardless of the size or complexity of a system or process, it is time to look at whether the impact it has on people is equitable. And the appraisal process is no exception. The appraisal gap for properties in Latino neighborhoods can be even worse, going as high as 9.4%.

The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 7:  How Can the Appraisal Process be Sped Up?

Riverfront Appraisals

For the past six months, I’ve been blogging with the purpose of assisting loan officers to better understand the appraisal process. The post The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 7: How Can the Appraisal Process be Sped Up?

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Appraisal Blog The Realtor’s Guide to Appraisals, Part 3 How Appraisers Choose Comps

Riverfront Appraisals

In this blog post, we’ll discuss the various methods for choosing comparable sales, just the way an appraiser does. The post Appraisal Blog The Realtor’s Guide to Appraisals, Part 3 How Appraisers Choose Comps appeared first on Riverfront Appraisals.

The 7 Step Online Appraisal Process

Appraisal Partners Blog

A home appraisal is usually requested by a lender to estimate the market value of your home. When the time comes for you to get an appraisal for your property, it makes sense to use our services here at Appraisal Partners. We Match the Client with a Suitable Appraiser.

The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 6:  How are FHA Appraisals Different From Others?

Riverfront Appraisals

Right now on our Appraisal Blog, we’re all about helping Loan Officers. This post is part six of a 12-part series we’re calling The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals. The post The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 6: How are FHA Appraisals Different From Others?

How to Speed Up the Commercial Real Estate Appraisal Process

Appraisal Hub

If speed is an important factor for your next commercial property transaction, then you need a property appraiser that works fast. But even the most efficient appraisal firms can’t do their jobs if clients don’t provide the information they need. Appraisals

Is Property Appraisal an Art or a Science?

AmeriMac

A property appraisal is a process of estimating the value of real estate. Appraisals are almost always used in purchase and sale transactions, where they are used to determine if a home’s price is appropriate for its location, condition and features.

Is Property Appraisal an Art or a Science?

AmeriMac

With so much on the line, choosing an experienced appraisal service that can determine an accurate value is a must. Of course, this begs the question: is property appraisal an art or a science? Property appraisal should involve a little bit of both.

Is Property Appraisal an Art or a Science?

AmeriMac

With so much on the line, choosing an experienced appraisal service that can determine an accurate value is a must. Of course, this begs the question: is property appraisal an art or a science? Property appraisal should involve a little bit of both.

Is Property Appraisal an Art or a Science?

AmeriMac

With so much on the line, choosing an experienced appraisal service that can determine an accurate value is a must. Of course, this begs the question: is property appraisal an art or a science? Property appraisal should involve a little bit of both.

Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 3: Communication With The Appraiser

Riverfront Appraisals

This post is part three of a 12-part series we recently launched called The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals. In case you missed part one on the Final Inspection process, go back and read it here.

The Future of Desktop Appraisals

Appraisal Buzz

Are you ready to meet the new GSE requirement of a detailed floor plan for your desktop appraisals? Join us for our upcoming webinar on January 25th at 2 pm, “ The Future of Desktop Appraisals ” with Joshua Walitt and Mark Walser!

The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 4:  Tips for a Successful Reconsideration of Value

Riverfront Appraisals

This blog is part four of a 12-part series we’re calling The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals. The post The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 4: Tips for a Successful Reconsideration of Value appeared first on Riverfront Appraisals.

The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 5:  What is bracketing and why do we do it?

Riverfront Appraisals

Right now on our Appraisal Blog, we’re all about helping Loan Officers. This post is part five of a 12-part series we’re calling The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals. The post The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 5: What is bracketing and why do we do it?

Will hybrid appraisals become the new normal?

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced Monday it is requesting input on the appraisal policies, practices and processes of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, especially as it relates to the GSEs’ appraisal modernization efforts.

Susan Rice to co-chair HUD appraisal task force

Housing Wire

The interagency task force to combat inequity in appraisals, led by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge, will be co-chaired by former United Nations ambassador Susan Rice. How to reduce appraisal turn times and improve the borrower experience.

HUD settles with JPMorgan over appraisal bias case

Housing Wire

The finance giant will also begin training home lending advisors and client care specialists in the reconsideration of value process and fair lending issues related to appraisals. Appraisers are independent contractors who are not employed by the bank,” the spokesperson said.

Property Appraisals: What You Need to Know

Aedis Appraisals

Regardless of whether you happen to be the buyer, owner, or seller of a property, it’s important to understand the significance of appraisals and how they affect the inherent value of the property in question. What Is an Appraisal and When Do I Need One?

Asteroom Announces Launch of New Desktop Appraisal Solution for Appraisal Management Companies

Appraisal Buzz

3D tour technology reveals a new efficient and accurate way to gather data by launching a national network to collect data to complete desktop appraisals. The property can be visited the same day the order is placed so that data is provided to the appraiser the next day.

Here are 7 trends to watch in the 2022 appraisal market

Housing Wire

The tides of the mortgage industry are changing as we head into 2022, and just like the sand under the waves, we can expect the appraisal landscape to shift along with it. Appraisers, like many other service providers, must adapt to market changes to accommodate their clients’ needs.

Incenter Appraisal Management and McKissock Learning Form Desktop Valuation Training Partnership

Appraisal Buzz

LOUIS — January 24, 2022 — With Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac accepting desktop appraisals beginning in March, Incenter Appraisal Management and McKissock Learning are partnering to help appraisers update their remote inspection skills in response. CHARLOTTE, N.C. and ST.

What Is an Appraisal Contingency and Why Does It Matter?

AmeriMac

This is why appraisals are so important. Even if they’re not planning on having their current property act as their “forever home,” they still can’t afford to lose money by overpaying on a house that isn’t worth nearly what is being asked.

What Is an Appraisal Contingency and Why Does It Matter?

AmeriMac

This is why appraisals are so important. Even if they’re not planning on having their current property act as their “forever home,” they still can’t afford to lose money by overpaying on a house that isn’t worth nearly what is being asked.

Biden administration announces reform plans advancing appraisal equity

Valuation Review

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced the delivery of the Interagency Task Force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE) Action Plan to President Joe Biden.

Why Do I Need an Appraisal on My Commercial Property?

Appraisal Hub

An appraisal company can help you make informed decisions about the sale or purchase of land and buildings that are intended for business activities. The importance of commercial appraisal for your property. Finding a reliable appraisal company in Toronto.

Home Appraisals for Rental Properties

D Fritz Appraisals

Investment Property Appraisals – What You Need to Know. Let’s take a look at investment property appraisals because it doesn’t look like our gold rush of a real estate market is slowing down anytime soon. Fritz Appraisals Inc., Why Rent Out Your Property?

A Guide to Understand Residential Appraisal

Appraisal Hub

Most people approach an appraisal company in Toronto when preparing to buy or sell a home. Understanding the appraisal process is important if you want to get the most from it. Why is an appraisal important? It can also help during the negotiation process.

What Does an Appraiser Do?

Realtor

ftwitty/iStock When you’re considering buying a house, there are two sides to the story: the seller’s asking price and the actual value of the property. This is where an appraiser steps in. A real estate appraisal can let you know whether the amount being asked is a fair purchase price.

The “Science” Behind Residential vs. Commercial Real Estate Appraisal

The Robert Weiler Company

With the global economy rebounding from its pandemic lows, residential and commercial property hunters are again on the prowl, eager for exciting opportunities at optimal prices. The question is, how exactly is property value determined? Recent sales of comparable properties.

Home Inspections vs Home Appraisals

D Fritz Appraisals

What’s the Difference Between a Home Inspection and a Home Appraisal? If you’re in the market for a new home, the terms “home appraisal” and “home inspection” are more than likely to come up at some point as you zero in on a property you want to buy.

Get to Know your Home Appraisal Company

D Fritz Appraisals

What to Look for in a Home Appraisal Company. Looking for a Home Appraisal Company in Victoria, BC? In any of these situations, a property appraisal company can help, and it will be up to you to hire the right company for the job. The property appraisers at D.

What Does an Appraiser Do?

Realtor

ftwitty/iStock When you’re considering buying a house, there are two sides to the story: the seller’s asking price and the actual value of the property. This is where an appraiser steps in. A real estate appraisal can let you know whether the amount being asked is a fair purchase price.

Clear Capital Announces Desktop Appraisal, Desktop Property Data Collection Solutions

Clear Capital

Enhanced program designed to accelerate adoption of modern appraisal solutions by lenders. Clear Capital is now offering Desktop Appraisal, a GSE-compliant 1004 Desktop/70D residential appraisal that quickly delivers a reliable opinion of value with price certainty.

Appraising Green Buildings: Do Solar Panels Add Value to the Property?

Boston Appraisal

Green buildings are defined as properties that use renewable energy and efficient building materials in their operation, construction, and design to create positive impacts on human and environmental health. Let’s explore how solar panels and other green features add value to real property.

How to Choose a Real Estate Appraiser

McCarthy Appraisal Blog

How to Choose a Real Estate Appraiser? An appraisal is a professional appraiser’s unbiased and impartial opinion of value based on the condition of the property, prevailing real estate prices and other factors. Ask an appraiser about their education and licensing.

VA Appraisal: Fees, Requirements And Process

Quicken Loans

One of the requirements for being approved for a VA loan is a property appraisal. If you don’t know what an appraisal is, how it works or what this process means for you, read on. What Is A VA Loan Appraisal? VA Appraisal Fees. VA Home Appraisal Process.

Understanding desktop appraisals and how to use them for home valuations

Clear Capital

The mortgage industry is on its way to modernizing the appraisal process. In early February, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored entities (GSEs), incorporated desktop appraisals into their Selling Guides beginning in March 2022. What is a desktop appraisal?

What Is Involved in a Real Estate Appraisal?

Aedis Appraisals

If you want to have your home appraised, you need to work with a company that is fully committed to home appraisal services. A home appraisal in Toronto Ontario is defined as an inspection to estimate the value of a home. Selling the property. What an Appraisal Includes.

The future of proptech with Kenon Chen | Clear Capital in the News

Clear Capital

In late March, the Biden Administration released its Interagency Task Force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE) report. Story by The Financial Revolutionist.

8 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

D Fritz Appraisals

Doing These Eight Things Will Help Increase Your Home’s Appraised Value. Looking for ways to increase the appraised value of your home? This information will help you impress the appraiser as well as prospective buyers. Fritz Appraisals News home value real estate