Incenter Announces RemoteVal Inspection Technology

Appraisal Buzz

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Appraisal Inspection Vs. Home Inspection: Your Role as an Appraiser

Appraisal Buzz

Appraisers often balk at assignments that require a more detailed inspection of the subject property (e.g., ” Do you believe you are acting as a home inspector when you complete a property inspection as part of an FHA assignment?


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The home inspection process: Should you skip it?

Housing Wire

People often confuse the home appraisal with the home inspection. Inspections, on the other hand, are designed to assess the condition of the home, and they’re 100% optional for the buyer. Are you considering skipping the home inspection?

That Little Question of Forbearance Inspections

Appraisal Buzz

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Are borrower-assisted inspections here to stay?

Housing Wire

In most cases the in-person inspections required by GSEs, FHA and VA policies can continue per policy; however, adjustments to policy compliance are often needed to get the loan underwritten. This allows appraisers to form an opinion of value without personally inspecting the subject property.

HUD resumes inspections of public housing units amid COVID-19 pandemic

Housing Wire

The Department of Housing and Urban Development said it was resuming in-person inspections of public housing units, though families concerned about the spread of COVID-19 can decline to have a HUD worker in their home.

5 Tips to Prepare for a Luxury Home Inspection

Appraisal Buzz

Appraising a luxury home can be stressful, so preparation is important before commencing with a luxury home inspection. Carefully research the subject property prior to the appraisal inspection , keeping the following in mind: Online mapping (aerial, satellite, GIS).

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

Housing Wire

To help mitigate these pain points, Incenter Appraisal Management is offering remote BPO and remote inspection capabilities paired with AVMs. Incenter’s Remote BPO and remote Inspections don’t require homeowners to download mobile applications and take pictures on their own.

The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals, Part 1:  The Final Inspection

Riverfront Appraisals

Well – not really the end, but one of the last parts of some appraisals – namely the final inspection. We’ll briefly look at what a final inspection […]. Hey friends! Welcome to the very first post in our all-new series The Loan Officer’s Guide to Appraisals.

Why Buyers Shouldn't Waive Inspection Contingencies


Some are waiving appraisals and others are even offering to waive inspection contingencies. Inspection Contingencies Defined When buyers and sellers agree on all the terms of a real estate contract, it is signed and delivered to all parties.

Septic Inspection: What Property Buyers Should Know


Investors need to hire an inspector to conduct a general house inspection before purchasing an income property. This usually involves looking at the house’s structure as well as looking for… Buying Investment Property Investor Blogs Home Inspection

The 2021 Rental Property Inspection Checklist


This is why a landlord inspection is important. You want… Investor Blogs Property Management Home Inspection property management Rental ManagementAs a landlord, you know how much work it takes to keep your rental investment profitable and in tip-top condition.

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. What Is a Home Inspection?

Veteran appraiser discuss income approaches, inspections

Valuation Review

Valuation Review spoke with state certified general appraiser Karen Mann of California-based Mann & Associates. Mann began the conversation with one of the least common approaches in appraising homes--the income approach. Read on for more from this veteran appraiser

Foundation Inspection: What Investors Should Know


Because everything else is built on top of the foundation, any problems might become a huge and expensive… Buying Investment Property Investor Blogs Home InspectionOne of the most important components of a home is its foundation.

Electrical Inspection When Buying a House: What Investors Should Know


An electrical inspection is one of the most critical steps towards buying an investment property. The inspection gives you a chance to ensure that the home complies with the National… Buying Investment Property Investor Blogs Home Inspection

Breaking Barriers to Success

The Appraiser Coach

Are you getting in your own way? Are you limiting your own success because you don’t believe that it is possible to reach your goal? There is a way you. Read More.

Does the exterior of a townhouse need to be inspected?

San Jose Real Estate

Does the exterior of a townhouse need to be inspected? Buying Tips Inspections Selling Tips inspections townhome townhouse

Common Florida Home Inspection Findings

Lamacchia Realty

HOME INSPECTION FINDINGS. So, keep on reading to see some of the most common Florida home inspection findings that you should keep your eyes on, especially if you are going on a home hunt without a home inspector. COMMON FLORIDA.

Preparing Your Borrower for the Appraisal Inspection – Virtual or On-Site

Genworth MI Blog

The appraisal inspection is typically where such interactions occur, and this can be a stressful experience for the borrower. To relieve some of the stress, savvy loan officers educate their borrowers on what to expect from an appraisal inspection and how to prepare.

Aspen Appraisal Inspects the Haunted Forest

Aspen Appraisal Group

Does he complete his inspection? The post Aspen Appraisal Inspects the Haunted Forest appeared first on Utah's Best Appraiser. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to do a land appraisal on a haunted forest?

House Inspection Cost in 2021: How Much Will You Pay?


To enhance your chances of success, it is very important to… Buying Investment Property Investor Blogs Home InspectionBuying investment property involves spending your hard-earned money in the hope of making a good return in the future.

An Investor’s Guide to Plumbing Inspection Costs


Yes, water is a useful resource, and a… Beginner Investors Investor Blogs Home InspectionIf you have had a water leakage problem or a clogged toilet, you know that plumbing damage is not for the faint-hearted.

Understanding The Importance of Pest Control Inspection Before Closing


… Beginner Investors Investor Blogs Home InspectionBuying and moving into your dream home is everyone’s objective. However, the last thing you’d want is uninvited guests, such as mites, bugs, rodents, and cockroaches living under your roof.…

Saving Photos as an Appraiser

The Appraiser Coach

I probably take about 20-25 per house that I inspect. It is no secret that we as appraisers take a lot of photos. Then there are all the comp photos. Read More.

A Buyer’s Guide to Home Inspections

REX Real Estate

… Buying a Home buy a home home inspectionYou’ve finally put an offer down on your dream home, and it was accepted!…

Get Non-Lender Work with Video

The Appraiser Coach

As a coach, I’m teaching appraisers on a constant basis. A lot of them are interested in doing non-lender work but they aren’t sure how to attract that work. Really, Read More.

A real estate investor’s guide to sewer line inspection


Situated in a great neighborhood, the home has all the features you need and… Buying Investment Property Investor Blogs Home InspectionAfter months of searching online and offline, you have finally found the house of your dreams.

Home Appraisal vs. Home Inspection

CP Home Appraisals

Isn’t a home inspection similar to a home appraisal? Not at all – an appraisal differs from a house inspection. Although the home appraiser will complete a rudimentary inspection of the subject property, it will be nowhere near as thorough as what a property inspector does.

Never Sacrifice Quality in the Name of Efficiency

The Appraiser Coach

There are no magic beans or secret sauce that you can use to suddenly make your life better. It’s actually about little tweaks; it’s a bunch of little things that. Read More.

Over Promise and Under Deliver

The Appraiser Coach

There are certain principles of good work and challenges that come when starting or running any business. Much of what we learn as business owners can also be passed on. Read More.

How To Determine Time Adjustments

The Appraiser Coach

I recently had a question come in from a follower regarding how to best make time adjustments in this crazy world of multiple offers and offers over list. It was. Read More.

Check Your Oil

The Appraiser Coach

You need to take care of yourself, even when you are busy and you’re having record breaking months. You can work hard but you still need to include some rest. Read More.

Can You Be an Appraiser and an Agent at the Same Time?

The Appraiser Coach

It is possible to be simultaneously licensed and practicing as a real estate appraiser while also being a licensed and practicing real estate agent. The answer is yes, but there. Read More.

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Embracing New Technology and Efficiency

The Appraiser Coach

I recently met with another appraiser who admitted to me he was still using a clipboard and pen. There are very few people out there still using these; most appraisers. Read More.

Appraisers: Fraud is Not Okay

The Appraiser Coach

Some people might say a public forum isn’t the place to air this dirty laundry, but this is not really a public forum. Of my thousands of readers, very few. Read More.

Follow This DIY Home Inspection Checklist Before Making an Offer


Buying & Selling Houses buying-selling buying-selling-houses inspections real-estate-commHiring a professional inspector is an essential part of the home-buying process—but all home buyers and investors should know how to quickly assess a property's condition.

Study: 24% of sellers received four or more offers in 2021

Housing Wire

One such way a buyer could make their offer more appealing is by waiving an inspection. In 2021, 65% of sellers reported that they received at least one offer that waived an inspection , but 88% of successful buyers said they got an inspection prior to finalizing their home purchase.

The Ultimate Home Inspection Checklist

REX Real Estate

You’re nearly a… Buying a Home buy a home home inspectionYou’ve finally put an offer down on your dream home. Congratulations!

A Home Owner’s View on Value

The Appraiser Coach

As a real estate appraisal provider, it can be hard to get into the home owner’s perspective. It seems that what is important to them may not directly translate into. Read More.

How Much Should a New Real Estate Appraiser Charge?

The Appraiser Coach

I was recently asked by a newbie in real estate appraisal how much I think a new real estate appraiser should charge. Many new appraisers and trainees want to get. Read More.

7 Tips For Preparing For Your Home Inspection

REX Real Estate

There’s nothing that can squash a deal faster than a bad home inspection. In… Home Improvement home inspection home maintenance seller

How Long Does a Home Inspection Take? A Guide for Investors


Although home inspections aren’t required by law, most investors can’t afford to do without the benefits they offer. It’s best to find out about potential problems before you make a… Buying Investment Property Investor Blogs Home Inspection