AI celebrates 90 years of service

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The Appraisal Institute (AI) is celebrating 90 years of service, and Valuation Review reached out to the organization’s president for reflection.

An in-depth look into appraisal regression analysis

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Savvi Analytics Product Developer Santiago Silva spoke with Valuation Review about appraisal regression. Silva outlined the specifics appraisers must keep in mind when determining how a set of property characteristics truly affects pricing. Read on for more of our conversation

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Marketing executives look at the ‘green’ side of things

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Valuation Review reached out to Cushman & Wakefield marketing experts Jacob Albers and David Bitner, who shared insight from their report “Green Is Good Part 3: Sustainability’s Impact on Multifamily Performance.”

Fannie Mae exec details efficiency in fair home value processes

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Fannie Mae Single-Family Collateral Risk Management Senior Vice President Jake Williamson shares with Valuation Review thoughts from his recent blog “The Journey to a More Efficient and Fair Home Valuation Process.”

Third party inspectors examined

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Valuation Review sought the insights from appraisal professional leaders as to outsourcing the scheduling and inspection to third-party inspectors where appraisers can dedicate more time to perform an analytical oriented appraisal report.

ANSI requirements not an ‘April Fool’s’ matter

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Valuation Review shares more details and some FAQs addressed by Fannie Mae ahead of the effective date.

Appraiser tips: Balancing acts are important

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McKissock discussed the insights offered in the blog with Valuation Review. McKissock Learning recently released a blog “How to Achieve Better Work-Life Balance: Tips for Appraisers.” Read on to learn more tips appraisers can take advantage of

A milestone for reflection and celebration

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Now, in its 20th year and under a different title, Valuation Review is still going strong providing industry news, trends and exclusive feature stories for appraisers and their business partners.

Appraisers knowing their ‘why’ is key to success

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Dustin Harris' (“The Appraiser Coach”) blog post, “Knowing Your Why is the Key to Success,” is highlighted for this month’s Valuation Review installment.

Safety is the priority

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Valuation Review obtained some answers to these questions from selected industry veterans. Do appraisers feel safer in homes two years after the arrival of COVID-19 and what will be the mindset of homeowners concerning their health security when appraisers arrive at their doors? Read on to learn what we found out

Appraisers still adapting to pandemic-forced changes

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Valuation Review sought opinions from several individuals as to what has truly been different over the past two years regarding how appraisers go about their business.

CEO discusses challenges facing appraisers

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ValueScape Analytics CEO William Leveson-Gower shares with Valuation Review his thoughts on this matter, and much more. As we’ve come through a full year living under pandemic conditions, what are some of the specific challenges for appraisers moving past COVID-19?

Industry veteran ‘educates’ borrowers about being misled

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Home lending industry veteran Yatin Karnik shared with Valuation Review his thoughts on how to better educate borrowers from his article “Don’t Cry the Dip.”

Appraising rural properties in today’s world

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Valuation Review recently spoke with agricultural appraiser Jeff Berg, president/founder of Crown Appraisals Inc., about the current economic conditions impacting the ag market.

LIVE: Appraisers gather in South Carolina

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Valuation Review is in South Carolina attending the 2022 National Association of Appraisers Conference and Trade Show. Many topics of appraisal interest will be discussed at the Embassy Suites by the Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center in the next two days.

Appraisal modernization paints a brighter future

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Valuation Review caught up with CubiCasa President Jeff Allen to discuss appraiser options a modern industry can bring. Desktop appraisals, amongst other technology, will surely provide a promising future as the profession moves forward. Read on for more of our conversation with Allen

USPAP panel addresses questions at NAA conference

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Valuation Review was in attendance to hear responses from the designated “Ask the Experts” panel presented by ACTS.

NAR: Residential property availability a ‘concern’

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The National Association of Realtors Fair Housing Policy & Valuation Director Sehar Siddiqi spoke virtually on a webinar sponsored by Metro-West Appraisal. Valuation Review reached out to Siddiqi for insight on this topic, and others

Haus CEO expands on blockchain technology assisting homeowners

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Earlier, Valuation Review introduced to readers a technology to address the problem of home affordability and growing prices placing more financial burden on all homeowners.

Appraisal demands, market climate examined by industry veterans

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Valuation Review caught up with CoreLogic’s George Paquette and Shawn Telford to get some answers on this, and other issues facing appraisers. As the appraisal profession continues its march in 2022, what particular areas regarding appraisal demand will be most prominent?

Appraisers should be ‘valuation pilots,’ industry vet says

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Voxtur Chief Valuation Officer Ernie Durbin sat down with Valuation Review to discuss where the future of the appraisal profession lies. Durbin presented an interesting analogy as to what role appraisers should be taking moving forward.

More regression data for appraisers to dive into

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Valuation Review concludes its conversation with Savvi Analytics Product Developer Santiago Silva. Standard deviation and linear regression are examined with an emphasis on how these variables apply to the market and what the appraiser must apply to the overall determination of value.

Voxtur CEO expands upon company’s position on desktop appraisals

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Valuation Review introduced its readers to the company’s position, and then caught up with CEO Jim Albertelli for more insight on this timely subject matter. Voxtur Analytics Corp.,

Industry veteran speaks to what appraisers need to know about neighborhood boundaries

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Certified Residential Appraiser/Housing Market Analyst Ryan Lundquist shared with Valuation Review his thoughts from his article “Gentrification, Neighborhood Boundaries and Bias.”

At age 97, one appraiser’s plan is to keep ‘doing what she can’

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Valuation Review was honored to speak with Kehl about her career, which includes periods in real estate and appraising. Ernestine Kehl has truly spent a lifetime enjoying her personal and professional experiences.

Survey: Appraisers weigh in on yearly usage of technology

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In Valuation Review’s 2021 Voice of the Appraiser special report, appraisers and lenders shared their opinions regarding the overall status of the profession.

Company president outlines appraisal partnership

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Desktop appraisals will be a very important element in the overall process as valuations move deeper into 2022.

AMC expands on its tech tool for appraisers

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Valuation Review concludes its conversation with Incenter Appraisal Management President Mark Walser, who gives more details about RemoteVal to further assist appraisers.

Executive discusses possible hindering requirements

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Valuation Review concludes its conversation with Reggora Appraisal Compliance and Initiatives Director Ken Dicks. The industry veteran wraps up matters on regulatory requirements, in addition to whether or not flexibilities might hinder appraisal reports.

JLL directors streamline operations

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Recently, Valuation Review introduced its readers to newly appointed JLL Managing Directors Aimee Morgan and Kai Pan. Both executives detail their plan for growing the business and external brand development. Read on to learn more

AMC team speaks to confidence matters with desktop appraisals

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Valuation Review concludes its conversation with Class Valuation’s Chief Innovation Officer Scot Rose and Chief Appraiser John Dingeman, who give more insight regarding Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae incorporating desktop appraisals into their Selling Guides.

Appraisal company exec discusses market matters, COVID stresses

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Valuation Review spoke with Reggora Appraisal Compliance and Initiatives Director Ken Dicks on the topic of marketing matters.

Clear Capital exec shares insight on Fannie Mae’s desktop option

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Valuation Review asked Clear Capital Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy Kenon Chen his thoughts on Fannie Mae’s recent announcement regarding a desktop appraisal option.

Biden administration announces reform plans advancing appraisal equity

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced the delivery of the Interagency Task Force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE) Action Plan to President Joe Biden.

Company executive, chief appraiser detail desktop appraisals

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Valuation Review sat down with Class Valuation’s Chief Innovation Officer Scot Rose and Chief Appraiser John Dingeman to discuss how this will impact the industry moving forward.

Fannie Mae report examines differences in Black and white appraisals

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Appraisal Institute President Pledger (Jody) Bishop reached out to Valuation Review for his comments on this report.

More marketing trends, demands for first-time homebuyers

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Valuation Review concludes its conversation with CoreLogic Valuation Production Leader Kevin Hecht from the 2021 Appraisal Summit in Las Vegas.

Diving into data, faster processes await CRE

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Valuation Review concludes its conversation with Valcre co-founder/Vice President of Client Experience Grant Norling. More technology is in store for the appraiser in 2022, and the commercial evaluator will have plenty of opportunities to explore these resources.

‘A lot going on in the economy,’ and for the appraiser, industry vet says

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At the 2021 Appraisal Summit in Las Vegas, Valuation Review spoke with CoreLogic Valuation Production Leader Kevin Hecht who addressed some of the economic fallout from the pandemic.

Industry experts give update on the supply chain

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Valuation Review has addressed in detail the supply chain shortage in real estate and valuation.