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The Fannie Mae Requirement Impacting All Appraisers in 2022

Appraisal Buzz

In today’s Buzzcast, we dive into the new ANSI standards announced for appraisers. Today we have Joan Trice, Founder of Allterra Group, LLC., and Bryan Reynolds, Appraiser eLearning Partner. We’ll be getting the inside scoop while they discuss the new updates and their impacts on appraisers.

The 2021 housing market recap by Logan Mohtashami

Housing Wire

A bullish housing market. What a year 2021 has been. We started the year with many pundits saying that the U.S. economic recovery was a false story and that we were about to embark on a second housing bubble crash due to forbearance. However, not only did the U.S.

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Interested in Selling Your Home Quickly? Try These Home Projects!

Cleveland Appraisal Blog

I can’t believe that we are at the end of 2021. What an incredible housing market we have been in. And it doesn’t appear to be over! Homes are still selling in record time.

Ethics, Standards, and Spiritual Principles

George Dell

Appraiser learning is replete with admonitions to good ethics. These are “enforced” by standards, believability conditions, and even ethical ‘rules.’ Many of us base our lives on spiritual principles (which may or may not be attached to any particular religion).

Settling on a New Normal for Appraisals in 2022

Appraisal Buzz

The housing market was hotter than ever last year, with pandemic-driven demand boosting home sales to their highest level in 14 years. Total year-end sales volume ended at 5.64 million units , and some experts say it could reach 8 million if there were more inventory. Therein lies the problem.

What’s next after a historic housing boom?

Housing Wire

This article is part of our HousingWire 2022 forecast series. After the series wraps early next year, join us on February 8 for the HW+ Virtual 2022 Forecast Event.

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UAD to Assist Local Assessors?

Appraiserblogs

Folks, 16 local Assessors across the US have requested to FHFA that the GSE’s UAD property rating data be provided to Assessors, with the belief that UAD will help them be more accurate in their local tax assessments.

2022 Appraisal Outlook: Appraisers Cast Optimistic Eye On Coming Year

Appraisal Buzz

Appraisers recently contacted by McKissock tend to agree that the profession will go generally well in 2022, with no major changes to the real estate market and no events on the horizon that could seriously upset appraisers’ business.

Originators gear up for the purchase market

Housing Wire

This article is part of our HousingWire 2022 forecast series. After the series wraps early next year, join us on February 8 for the HW+ Virtual 2022 Forecast Event.

Top Posts of 2021: Higher Construction Material Costs

Eyes on Housing

With the end of 2021 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In December, David Logan reported on data examining inflationary impacts on construction material costs.

Working With Real Estate Investors? Here’s Why They Make Great Clients

McKissock

Are you wondering what the best clients to work with are to advance your real estate career? There are many different career opportunities in real estate. While some real estate agents and brokers prefer to work with homebuyers, others decide to specialize in working with property investors.

Mortgage Rates Rose Slightly During the Last Week of 2021

Appraisal Buzz

Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.11%. Mortgage rates have effectively been moving sideways despite the increase in new COVID cases.

The secondary market is primed to rise in 2022

Housing Wire

This article is part of our HousingWire 2022 forecast series. After the series wraps early next year, join us on February 8 for the HW+ Virtual 2022 Forecast Event.

Top Posts of 2021: Material Shortages

Eyes on Housing

With the end of 2021 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In May, Paul Emrath reported on data concerning supply shortages for builders.

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2022 Appraisal Outlook: Appraisers Cast Optimistic Eye On Coming Year

McKissock

Appraisers recently contacted by McKissock tend to agree that the profession will go generally well in 2022, with no major changes to the real estate market and no events on the horizon that could seriously upset appraisers’ business.

Appraisers Share Their Top Professional Goals for 2022

Appraisal Buzz

Appraisal industry insiders tend to agree that 2022 will generally be a good year for appraisers. As real property appraisers look ahead to the new year, we wanted to know where they plan to focus their efforts and what they will strive to achieve.

Aurora stays course on Better.com merger

Housing Wire

Blank check company Aurora Acquisition Corp. said on Monday that Vishal Garg is still Better.com ‘s CEO, and that it will keep the proposed merger with the digital mortgage lender.

Top Posts of 2021: Construction Times in 2020

Eyes on Housing

With the end of 2021 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In June, Na Zhao analyzed data on construction times in 2020.

82% of Unmarried Couples Prefer Homes Over Big Weddings

Empire Appraisal Group

82% of Unmarried Couples Prefer Homes Over Big Weddings. By Kerry Smith. Homeownership remains an American dream, perhaps more so as first-time buyers face escalating challenges.

Rental Markets Around Natural Attractions Remain Red Hot

Appraisal Buzz

The doozy of a year that the real estate market experienced in 2021 did not just include homeowners, but renters as well with Redfin finding that the average rent kept up rising real estate prices and increased 21% nationally last year.

Servicers prepare to handle forbearance exits

Housing Wire

This article is part of our HousingWire 2022 forecast series. After the series wraps early next year, join us on February 8 for the HW+ Virtual 2022 Forecast Event.

Top Posts of 2021: Most Popular Kitchen Design Features

Eyes on Housing

With the end of 2021 approaching, NAHB’s Eye on Housing is reviewing the posts that attracted the most readers over the last year. In June, Paul Emrath analyzed data on kitchen design features.

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Supply chain shortage: An update looking toward 2022

Valuation Review

Metro-West Appraisal Company Senior Vice President of Compliance Greg Stephens recently hosted a webinar that outlined some specifics regarding supply chain shortages.

Survey: 1 in 4 Severely Underestimate This Home Improvement Cost

Appraisal Buzz

Facing stiff competition from homebuyers eager to get into their first house, more homeowners are taking an interest in do-it-yourself projects to fix or upgrade their home instead of trying to find something new.

Have you clearly defined your brokerage’s value proposition?

Housing Wire

This article is part of our HousingWire 2022 forecast series. After the series wraps early next year, join us on February 8 for the HW+ Virtual 2022 Forecast Event.

What Rising Mortgage Rates Mean for Home Buyers

McKissock

For homeowners, much of 2020 and 2021 were spent refinancing their current mortgage rates and enjoying lower monthly mortgage payments. And, who could blame them with federal funds rates as low as 0.25% when the pandemic began, pushing mortgage rates to historic lows?

California appraiser, Utah AMC facing bias allegations

Valuation Review

A federal lawsuit was recently filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging an appraiser and an appraisal management company showed racial bias in the appraisal of a Marin County property owned by a Black couple seeking a mortgage refinance.

Pending Home Sales Slide 2.2% in November

Appraisal Buzz

Low housing supply and rising prices sent pending sales downward as contract signings dropped in all regions of the nation. The post Pending Home Sales Slide 2.2% in November appeared first on theMReport.com. The post Pending Home Sales Slide 2.2% in November appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

HW+ Member Spotlight: Sarah DeCiantis

Housing Wire

This week’s HW+ member spotlight features Sarah DeCiantis, chief marketing officer at United Wholesale Mortgage. As a 2019 Vanguard and Women of Influence , DeCiantis is the catalyst behind United Wholesale Mortgage’s strategic approach to marketing, which has helped the company become the No.

Anthony’s 2022 Predictions

Lamacchia Realty

2021 Recap. 2021 is going down in history as a historical year for the housing market across America. It was the year of the frustrated buyer, particularly in the first half of the year.

Appraisers Share Their Top Professional Goals for 2022

McKissock

Appraisal industry insiders tend to agree that 2022 will generally be a good year for appraisers. As real property appraisers look ahead to the new year, we wanted to know where they plan to focus their efforts and what they will strive to achieve.

HouseCanary Names New CFO

Appraisal Buzz

HouseCanary Inc., a national brokerage known for its real estate valuation technology and , today announced Greg Straughn has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Straughn will oversee the financial, accounting, and investor relations functions for HouseCanary.

The “Big Four” take on the upstarts in title insurance

Housing Wire

This article is part of our HousingWire 2022 forecast series. After the series wraps early next year, join us on February 8 for the HW+ Virtual 2022 Forecast Event.

Popular Features Home Buyers Look For

Lamacchia Realty

POPULAR FEATURES HOMEBUYERS LOOK FOR. Most homeowners are reluctant to make upgrades and renovations to their homes when it comes time to list their home for sale.