Why Universal Standards?

George Dell

The primary cause of the obsolescence is the shift from subjective onesey-threesy methods of picking comps – to immediate electronic download of […]. Some form of Universal Valuation Standards (UVS)© appears to be one way to resolve the multiple issues we see today.

How do remote valuation solutions benefit appraisers?

Housing Wire

Once a homeowner downloads the app, they are automatically connected to an appraiser, who is then able to see the home, take photos and accurate measurements.

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Fannie Mae Issues ANSI Guidance on Condos and More

Appraisal Buzz

In late March, Fannie Mae issued updated ANSI guidance for appraisers, in the form of a five-page downloadable PDF entitled “Standardized Property Measuring. As of April 1, 2022, Fannie Mae now requires appraisers to measure single-family properties in accordance with ANSI Standard Z765-2021.

Staying prepared in a changing mortgage market

Housing Wire

Download Slides. Hosted by Mortgage Capital Trading. Collateral valuation is a critical component of mortgage lending and the home sales process.

FAQs About Appraising Solar Panels

Appraisal Buzz

Download this free ebook to learn the ins and outs of green home appraising. Solar panels and green homes are becoming increasingly common in the marketplace.

HousingWire March Demo Day: BeSmartee

Housing Wire

Now, from within the RealDeals portal, preferred agents can track the borrower’s status, manage documents — such as uploading purchase agreements and downloading conditional approval letters — for faster closings. RealDeals.

Mortgage Tech Demo Day: SimpleNexus

Housing Wire

Preview key components of the downloadable mobile app delivering a single platform borrower experience. #2. SimpleNexus. SimpleNexus is a homeownership platform featuring mobile-first technology that streamlines the mortgage experience for all participants.

HousingWire Magazine: March 2022

Housing Wire

To experience the inter-active Tech100 cover, download the free Adobe Aero app on your phone and then scan the QR code! Brena Nath HW+ Managing Editor. Innovation and disruption are two words that you see time and time again when it comes to the housing industry.

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California Association of Realtors makes Zillow’s dotloop accessible to agents

Housing Wire

Through this integration, CAR agents who use dotloop will no longer need to download and upload forms manually. The California Association of Realtors on Monday made its standard forms directly integrated and available on the dotloop platform.

Incenter’s virtual appraisal solution brings “arms-length” photos back to the remote inspection process

Housing Wire

Incenter’s Remote BPO and remote Inspections don’t require homeowners to download mobile applications and take pictures on their own. They don’t have to have someone physically visit their home, and they don’t have to download an app or do any of the work themselves.

Copacabana? No Silly, It’s Cubicasa!

Cleveland Appraisal Blog

I downloaded the software to my iPhone 11, went through some things with my contact at Cubicasa, and then set up an account and gave to give it a try. Have you been to the Copacabana?

NEXA Mortgage sued over broker’s alleged data theft

Housing Wire

In the federal lawsuit, Smart Mortgage alleges that Noe downloaded Dropbox on his company computer without authorization on Feb.

“Post-COVID-19 Home Values & Valuation” panel session

Clear Capital

To learn more about what is on the horizon for modernizing the appraisal process, download our white paper “ Why We’re Heading Into a Golden Age for Appraisal Modernization.”

Mortgage rates hold steady at record lows

Housing Wire

Download this white paper to explore the current state of the market and the efficiency gains lenders can achieve with eClosing. Despite slightly higher Treasury yields, mortgage rates held steady at record lows this week, according to a survey by Freddie Mac.

It is Good Business to Drop an Onion Ring in Your Fries!

Cleveland Appraisal Blog

Then it gives the person the option of downloading my contact information right into their device. Another one I use is on the first page of my website at www.aspenappraisalservices.net , I have an icon that anyone can click on and download my contact information.

Will the Infrastructure Bill Affect the Real Estate Market?

Appraisal Buzz

Neighborhoods away from major cities will become more appealing to potential buyers who don’t want to lose great upload and download speeds just to find affordable housing. The housing market has experienced a turbulent few years, so what can industry experts expect in the future?

May 2022 Home Data Index Market Report

Clear Capital

Download the report , or read it below. The May 2022 Home Data Index (HDI ) Market Report shows national quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) home price growth is at 8.9 percent. About the Clear Capital Home Data Index (HDI ) Market Report and Forecast.

Black Knight looks to court brokers with new LOS

Housing Wire

After the loan is originated, LoanCatcher enables the lender to download the file and deliver to whichever lender they choose, regardless of system, Black Knight said in a statement.

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Stewart adds Arizona’s Thomas Title & Escrow

Housing Wire

Download the white paper for a playbook to building a tech-enabled acquisition strategy for growth. Stewart Information Services Corporation , a subsidiary of title giant Stewart Title , has acquired Arizona-based Thomas Title & Escrow.

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Sales Boomerang Case Study

Assurance Financial

Learn more and download the full case study here. Sales Boomerang Case Study: Assurance Financial Strikes Gold In Its Own. Borrower Database With Sales Boomerang.

These are the top 5 real estate podcasts

Housing Wire

With more than 850,000 active podcasts and nearly 31 million downloads in 2020 alone, podcasting has cemented itself as a true American pastime. Podcasts are the latest infotainment craze to take the American public by storm.

Purchasing a home virtually? Here are 5 tips!

Housing Wire

Make sure you have FaceTime, Skype or Zoom downloaded. Purchasing a home virtually has skyrocketed in recent months. .

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Announcing Desktop Appraisal Solution APIs: A solution for streamlining the home appraisal process

Clear Capital

Our API documentation includes downloadable code samples, YAML files, and answers to technical questions. Desktop Appraisal & Desktop Data Collection APIs are now available!

Credit Plus integrates with LendingWise

Housing Wire

Download this case study to find out about the integration process and the results it yielded. Business credit report provider Credit Plus announced last week it has integrated with LendingWise , an LOS-software platform serving commercial lending.

Nexus Origination features a native mobile experience for originators and borrowers

Housing Wire

After downloading the mobile app, borrowers can upload documents, eSign disclosures and closing documents, and check their status in real-time. The loan production process can be incredibly complex, as well as time-consuming.

How lenders can improve property tax estimation processes to bolster borrower satisfaction

Housing Wire

To learn more about the implementation process and the results it yielded, download the case study here. For the past few years, low mortgage rates have fueled a housing market so hot that even a pandemic couldn’t derail purchase originations.

Epic Fail: The Appraisal Institute IRS 990s Show They Needs To Do A 180

Miller Samuel

The anonymous author(s) analyzed AI National's 990 tax filings in a series of charts and tables by "Concerned Members," and you can download it here: The Appraisal Institute as Told by the 990s [click on each to expand].

Snapdocs helps lenders perform digital closings at scale, shortening closings by two days on average

Housing Wire

Lenders who use Snapdocs see real ROI from day one because Snapdocs removes manual tasks – like downloading and printing documents or sending emails – across all closings, which saves lenders valuable time.

Better.com reports $86M loss in Q2 as margin narrows

Housing Wire

Download the white paper for a playbook to building a tech-enabled acquisition strategy for growth. An amended S-4 filed by Aurora Acquisition Corp.

The Top 5 GoFormz Blogs of 2021

GoForrmz

Check out the top blogs of 2021 below: Free Form Download: The Digital Health Assessment Form Discover the fields and features that can streamline health assessments and screenings for your workplace and team.

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Desktop and Drive-by Appraisals: Protecting Against Interior Photograph Fraud

Genworth MI Blog

Download interior pictures from the internet depicting a better house. detect pictures downloaded from the internet (pixel matching).

Better.com to acquire UK-based digital mortgage brokerage

Housing Wire

Download the white paper for a playbook to building a tech-enabled acquisition strategy for growth. Venture capital-backed mortgage lender Better.com is going international.

Desktop and Drive-by Appraisals: Protecting Against Interior Photograph Fraud

Genworth MI Blog

Download interior pictures from the internet depicting a better house. detect pictures downloaded from the internet (pixel matching). Recently, Desktop and Drive-by appraisals (no interior inspection by the appraiser) temporarily replaced some interior inspection appraisals as a necessary response to health risks and quarantine orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 2021 Home Data Index Market Report

Clear Capital

Download the report , or read it below. The December 2021 Home Data Index (HDI ) Market Report shows national quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) home price growth is at 3.9 percent.

How To Get Your VA Award Letter

Quicken Loans

The easiest way to find your VA letter is to create an account on e B enefits and download the documents you need from there. Once you’ve signed in, the VA may ask you to review your personal information, such as your home address, before you’re able to download your letter.

Have You Ever Calculated Your Hourly Rate?

Appraisal Buzz

To listen to a deeper explanation of the $10,000 hour concept and download a handy worksheet, go to www.realvaluecoach.com/10000-hour/. One of the most important math calculations in an entrepreneurs toolbox is knowing what the value of an hour is worth.

November 2021 Home Data Index Market Report

Clear Capital

Download the report , or read it below. The November 2021 Home Data Index (HDI ) Market Report shows national quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) home price growth is at 4.4 percent.

This underwriting solution improved lending satisfaction from the inside out

Housing Wire

To find out more about how Citizens implemented the solution and get a closer look at the results, download the case study here. . When COVID-19 first rocked the U.S. economy in March 2020, mortgage lenders had to be nimble in a variety of areas.

Using the R Programming Language to Produce Correlation Matrices & Correlograms for Residential Appraisal Reports

Portland Appraisal Blog

Step 2 : Download R Studio (a graphical overlay to R) from this site. To save yourself time, you can simply click this link to download a prepared R script file I am hosting on Dropbox.

CFPB report finds spike in digital adoption of financial services during pandemic

Housing Wire

Although this adoption is more common in younger consumers, 2020 saw an increase in older generations downloading and utilizing mobile financial tools – a trend the Bureau expects to continue.

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