10 Appraisal Competencies Every Property Appraiser Should Master

Appraisal Buzz

Whether you’re a new appraiser or a seasoned appraiser looking to grow your income, you probably want to know, “What appraisal competencies do I need to master in order to maximize my success?” Key appraisal competencies Manage business expenses.

StoicLane acquires Brentwood Property Appraisal

Valuation Review

StoicLane, a long-term growth platform, recently announced it completed the acquisition of Brentwood Property Appraisal. Brentwood is an AMC focused on the high-end residential market in California, New York, New Jersey, D.C., and Florida. Read on for more details of this transaction

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FHFA takes a swing at racial bias in appraisal

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is the latest stakeholder to examine how racial bias may creep into property valuations. Numerous appraisal reports cited the ethnic or racial makeup of neighborhoods, in percentages or, sometimes, using more expressive language.

Property Appraisals: What You Need to Know

Appraisal Hub

A property appraisal is also known as real estate appraisal and it can help you learn your property’s real market value in Toronto. Here are more things you must know about the getting your property appraised: Understanding appraisals. Appraisals

A Few Surprising Factors That Can Affect Property Appraisals

Appraisal Hub

Its location, land size, and the current status of the real estate market in Toronto obviously have a huge impact on the value of your property. But did you know that there are many other elements that can help you get a higher appraisal? AppraisalsSelling your home soon?

Zillow Zinged

Cleveland Appraisal Blog

My appraiser compadre and fellow blogger Ryan Lundquist, at the Sacramento Appraisal Blog, wrote an excellent piece this week on the situation with Zillow. I regularly work for investors who hire me to appraise a home they are interested in buying. PROPERTY 2. PROPERTY 3.

Corridor Capital, Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services announce acquisition

Valuation Review

Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services, LLC, a portfolio company of Corridor Capital, completed its acquisition of First Choice Appraisal Management, Inc. FCAM). The transaction was also in partnership with FCAM founder Jeff Richards and CEO Jim Baumberger, Corridor Capital announced in a release. Read on for more terms of this acquisition

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.

California couple sues appraiser for race discrimination

Housing Wire

A San Rafael, California real estate appraiser is being sued for allegedly undervaluing a home by almost 50% because the homeowners are Black. Miller of Miller & Perotti Real Estate Appraisal and AMC Links LLC , an appraisal management company headquartered in Lehi, Utah.

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.

FHFA extends relaxed appraisal, lending standards

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on Thursday it has extended relaxed lending and appraisal standards put in place due to COVID-19 another month for both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The post FHFA extends relaxed appraisal, lending standards appeared first on HousingWire.

Opinion: The path to modernizing the appraisal process

Housing Wire

And the appraisal process is no exception. After a summer filled with overwhelming demand and too little appraisal capacity, which increased loan costs and time to close, there is finally light appearing at the end of the tunnel. The modern appraisal movement is accelerating.

“I don’t want to say we’re archaic”: Appraisal Institute president vows reform

Housing Wire

The residential real estate appraisal industry is staring at a fork in the road. The latest reminder is a report released Wednesday from the Appraisal Subcommittee , a part of the federal government in charge of monitoring appraiser standards. appraisers say they are male, 1.3%

Have You Had Your Property Appraised?

Aedis Appraisals

If you are a property owner, you may be used to having a lending institution order an appraisal of your home. However, you may also want to consider having your property appraised independently. Maybe you feel you are paying too much in property taxes.

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.

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?

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.

FHFA extends relaxed appraisal, lending standards

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on Thursday that it has again extended relaxed lending and appraisal standards for both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Those alternative appraisals may become long-term solutions.

Appraisal Foundation: Appraisers must take course on bias

Housing Wire

Reacting to headlines pointing to racial bias in some home appraisals, the Appraisal Foundation this week said that it would require all appraisers to take a seven-hour course focused on fair housing laws and bias. Soon after, the Appraisal Foundation took control of USPAP.

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?

What to do about the appraiser shortage

Housing Wire

What a two-year stretch it has been for appraisers. The appraisal workforce was already in decline in 2019. These factors combined to throw the appraisal industry in flux. Both said the human appraiser is still the future of the industry.

The Challenges of Appraising Multifamily Properties

Appraisal Buzz

When you calculate a house’s worth, you think about how numerous factors position the property in the current market. This process has appraisers review location, condition, and other variables so they can assess whether buyers will be interested.

Lenders mandated to use FHA Catalyst for appraisals

Housing Wire

Starting March 14, 2022, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will require all lenders to use FHA Catalyst for appraisals. The module can also accept appraisals for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs), the administration announced last week.

The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 12:  Frequently Asked Questions

Riverfront Appraisals

We made it to the end of a year-long series called the Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals! If you’ve read each post, or listened to each accompanying podcast over at The Appraisal Cast, thank you! Well, we did it!

Fannie Mae extends relaxed appraisal, lending standards

Housing Wire

Mortgage giant Fannie Mae extended its relaxed lending and appraisal standards put in place due to COVID-19 into the new year. The flexibilities surrounding verbal verification of employment and appraisals were originally set to expire on Dec.

The Biggest Time Management Challenges for Appraisers

Appraisal Buzz

Time management challenges are a big issue for many property appraisers. Your income depends on how many appraisal assignments you can complete each month and each year—and you need time to produce each report.

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.

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. So far, we’ve covered final inspections, lending on unique homes, communication with the appraiser, reconsiderations of value, bracketing and FHA appraisals.

FHA Appraisal Tip – Low Water Pressure

Chicagoland Appraisal Blog

If you have a deficient condition such as this you may want to repair it prior to an FHA Appraisal. Appraisers must operate faucets to observe water pressure and flow. This is an example that there is low water pressure and an FHA appraisal will be made subject to repair.

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.

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. The post Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals Part 3: Communication With The Appraiser appeared first on Riverfront Appraisals.

FHA announces launch of new appraisal technology solution

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Administration has announced an upcoming release of its FHA Catalyst: Electronic Appraisal Delivery module on the FHA Catalyst platform. The post FHA announces launch of new appraisal technology solution appeared first on HousingWire.

States Want Appraisers to Play Ball

Appraiserblogs

“[The builder] filed a grievance against me… and threatened to file a grievance every time I or others appraised below purchase price.” The statute requires the state’s appraiser enforcement. The American Guild of Appraiser recently wrote to….

In a hot housing market, gap between purchase price and appraiser condition ratings causes headaches

Housing Wire

Last week, HousingWire reported surging mortgage volume and record low interest rates are putting excess pressure on appraisal turn times. To consider an ROV, appraisers are most often willing to review and consider comps that are more recent, more proximate and more similar,” Johnson said.

Riverfront Appraisals 2020 Real Estate Year in Review

Riverfront Appraisals

The post Riverfront Appraisals 2020 Real Estate Year in Review appeared first on Riverfront Appraisals. Hey y’all! Welcome to our special 2020 Year In Review blog post. This post will also be a special episode of the new Owensboro Real Estate Update Podcast.

What is considered a bedroom?

Aspen Appraisal Group

There are spaces in homes that many want to be considered a bedroom because it will add more value to the property. That’s where an appraiser comes in. We thought it best to go straight to our Chief Appraiser, Matt Frentheway. In a recent session of “Ask the Appraiser Live!”

Appraisals derail sales in the tight Chicago market!

Chicagoland Appraisal Blog

I came across a Facebook post from an appraiser friend of mine about an article written in the Chicago Tribune titled Homebuyers who pay cash win deals as appraisals derail sale in tight Chicago market. The title is definitely eye-catching especially to an appraiser in Chicago.

Racial Bias in Real Estate: Is it the Appraisers’ Fault?

Appraiserblogs

In the past year, the appraisal industry has been under attack from various academics who claim “racial bias” on the part of real property appraisers providing appraisal services to lenders who provide home mortgages. appeared on Appraisers Blogs.