Smart Inspections

The Appraiser Coach

This woman said that she has been using an iPad for years to do her mobile inspections, but had heard. I was recently contacted by an individual with a question. Read More.

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Appraisal Buzz

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Is A Cubicasa Scan an Inspection?

Cleveland Appraisal Blog

In this article, I thought I would share my thoughts on this and whether scanning a property with Cubicasa is considered to be an appraisal inspection. WHAT IS AN APPRAISAL INSPECTION? I think it’s important to understand what an appraisal inspection is.

Revisiting To Inspect or Not to Inspect with Jordan Petkovski

Appraisal Buzz

In today’s Buzzcast, we dive into the heated debate from Valuation Expo, “To Inspect or not to Inspect” where we discuss both sides to the new bifurcated appraisal. The post Revisiting To Inspect or Not to Inspect with Jordan Petkovski appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

Revisiting To Inspect or Not to Inspect with Jordan Petkovski

Appraisal Buzz

In today’s Buzzcast, we dive into the heated debate from Valuation Expo, “To Inspect or not to Inspect” where we discuss both sides to the new bifurcated appraisal. The post Revisiting To Inspect or Not to Inspect with Jordan Petkovski appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

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?

Incenter Announces RemoteVal Inspection Technology

Appraisal Buzz

The post Incenter Announces RemoteVal Inspection Technology appeared first on DSNews. The post Incenter Announces RemoteVal Inspection Technology appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

Home inspection startup PunchListUSA raises $39 million in Series A

Housing Wire

Charleston, South Carolina-based real estate tech firm PunchListUSA , which calls itself the first platform digitizing national home inspection data , closed on a $39 million Series A funding round this week. .

What Is A Final Inspection?

Birmingham Appraisal

A Closer Look At The Final Inspection. You may have heard of an appraisal inspection but what is a final inspection? For many types of appraisals, there is only one inspection or observation as we like to call it. The post What Is A Final Inspection?

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

McKissock

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? Let’s talk about the word “inspection”.

That Little Question of Forbearance Inspections

Appraisal Buzz

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7 Major Home Inspection Issues {2022}

Raleigh Realty

Major Home Inspection Issues and How to Handle Repairs If your home inspection turns up any of these 7 major issues it could be time to negotiate some mandatory fixes with the seller before you proceed with purchasing the home. After a home inspection, issues are going to arise.

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?

5 Remote Inspection Tools for Desktop Appraisals

McKissock

Below are five remote inspection tools worth looking into. Rather, our intention is to provide appraisers with a sampling of currently-available remote property inspection tools so they can consider the potential benefits of integrating such tools into their appraisal process.

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.

Appraising New Construction: Guidance for Follow-Up Inspections

Appraisal Buzz

Not only will you conduct an extensive lot inspection before construction starts, but you may also need to visit the property during construction—to assess progress and detail. The post Appraising New Construction: Guidance for Follow-Up Inspections appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

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).

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.

Appraising New Construction: Guidance for Follow-Up Inspections

McKissock

Not only will you conduct an extensive lot inspection before construction starts, but you may also need to visit the property during construction—to assess progress and detail when work is complete. You will also need to conduct a final inspection. Inspection during construction.

Incenter Appraisal Management’s RemoteVal solution keeps appraisers in full control of the inspection

Housing Wire

Incenter Appraisal Management’s RemoteVal technology allows appraisers to cut out all physical travel and get more inspections done, in turn generating more orders per day that they can complete.

Phone usage for home inspections more frequent, says executive

Valuation Review

Walser gives more insight on the profession, as well as his belief that more and more, smartphones are being used for home inspections/appraisals. Valuation Review concludes its conversation with Mark Walser, president of Incenter Appraisal Management.

5 Tips to Prepare for a Luxury Home Inspection

McKissock

Appraising a luxury home can be stressful, so preparation is important before commencing with a luxury home inspection. Select comparable sales and listings before the luxury home inspection. The post 5 Tips to Prepare for a Luxury Home Inspection appeared first on McKissock Learning.

7 Tips: Negotiating Repairs After a Home Inspection

Raleigh Realty

Negotiating Repairs After a Home Inspection What fixes are mandatory after a home inspection? One of those steps is the home inspection and with the home inspection, major issues can arise. Here are 7 tips that will help you negotiate repairs after your home inspection 1.

Unwrapping what to expect in your home inspection, appraisal and closing

Housing Wire

What’s the difference between a home inspection and an appraisal? Before you get overwhelmed, take comfort that critical milestones of home inspection, appraisal and closing processes are all great ways to get more acquainted with your prospective new home. Home Inspection.

How Today’s Market Impacts the Appraisals and Inspections Landscape

Genworth MI Blog

Enact’s David Foster recently spoke with MortgageOrb about how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted inspections and appraisals, the changes we see today, and other appraisal factors to consider. Q: How have inspections and appraisals been impacted since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic?

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.

Removing the Definition of Personal Inspection

Appraisers Blog

Why is the ASB proposing to remove the definition of Personal Inspection? As of 2023, if the ASB gets its way in a few weeks, the word “inspection” or “personal inspection” will no longer be defined in USPAP.

Preparing for a Home Appraisal Inspection

Kairos Appraisal Services

When selling your home or refinancing your mortgage, the home appraisal inspection is a crucial step in the process. But if the… The post Preparing for a Home Appraisal Inspection appeared first on Kairos.

Observe or Inspect?

Town & Country Residential Appraisals

Inspection: careful examination or scrutiny Observation: the action or process of observing something carefully in order to gain information While the definitions are close, inspection seems to indicate a more detailed way of looking at something just by the words “examination” and ”scrutiny”.

Can You Photograph A Smell?

The Appraiser Coach

You may have heard that you can’t have opinions about the color of a room or shaggy carpet as you’re doing your job and walking through homes… that’s dead wrong. Read More.

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?

Connecting With Agents

The Appraiser Coach

When it comes to getting business, a lot of us like to go for the “low-hanging fruit.” AMCs are a wonderful source of that “easy to get” business. They’ve been. Read More.

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Why Buyers Shouldn't Waive Inspection Contingencies

Eppraisal

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

Mashvisor

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

There Is No Pass Or Fail With Home Inspections

Lamacchia Realty

THERE IS NO PASS OR FAIL WITH HOME INSPECTIONS. A home inspection is an important part in the home buying process, however a common misconception is that it is a pass or fail type of inspection. What is a Home Inspection?

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?

Take the Plunge!

The Appraiser Coach

A little over a year ago, I went on a vacation with my family to Glacier National Park. While we were there, we took everyone on a hike to St. Read More.

What to do if a Buyer Requests Repairs After Inspection

Lamacchia Realty

WHAT TO DO IF A BUYER REQUESTS REPAIRS AFTER INSPECTION. A common issue that many sellers are not prepared to deal with is a buyer requesting repairs after the inspection. Before someone purchases a home, a home inspection is typically done.

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.