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Category Archives: Appraising
This month, I want to first discuss a couple of AppraisalPort polls dealing with property data. First we asked, “How would you feel about your client sending you detailed information about the subject property and possible comps as part of the assignment?”
We had 5,224 responses and almost as many emails. This one really seemed… Continue reading
As we all know, the housing market has been going through some major changes over the past years. As the market changes, so does the source of many appraisal assignments. This month we ran some polls to see how much work is generated from both refinance activity and foreclosure activity. The first poll asked, “How much of your work comes from refinance activity?” and received a total of 5,404… Continue reading
In past AppraisalPort newsletters, I have referenced information from the Real Estate Research Council of Southern California. The council is a longstanding nonprofit organization consisting of members who share an interest in real estate information (lenders, appraisers, brokers, reporters, public utilities, and others). Since the 1960s, the council has been collecting extensive information that is compiled into a quarterly report about the market in the seven major Southern California… Continue reading
At Valuation Expo in San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 8-10, 2012, I had the opportunity to talk with appraisers from all over the country. I am glad to hear that most are very busy. In addition to the appraisal software and data vendors, many of the representatives in the exhibit hall were from AMCs seeking appraisers for their panels. If you were an appraiser looking for more work, this was a… Continue reading
The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) is always a work in progress. If you haven’t heard, the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) is hard at work considering potential changes for the 2014 –’15 edition. On Aug. 15, 2012, the Board released a second exposure draft covering these proposed changes. The ASB’s work plan for the 2014-’15 edition of USPAP includes reviewing and revising as needed the following areas… Continue reading
Research from SCAG, the Southern California Association of Governments, indicates that the U.S. is experiencing a shift in the way many Americans will want to live in the future. A large aging population coupled with a younger generation that has developed a different set of values where housing is concerned is a major force driving this change. It is predicted that both of these groups are going to prefer living… Continue reading
Last month I mentioned that I attended the Appraisal Institute’s national conference in San Diego on Aug. 1-3. This month I will cover some interesting highlights from the panel discussion on Effective Collateral Risk Management. The panel moderator was Leland Trice, Principal, The Trice Group. The panel consisted of Danny Wiley, VP, Staff Appraiser Manager, LSI; Rick Foos, President, Foos & Associates; Ernie Durbin, Director of Valuation Technologies, Valuation Vision… Continue reading
Dear Valued Clients,
We at FNC are excited to announce that our Appraisal Score™ analytic solution has received a U.S. patent (U.S. Pat. No. 8,244,563), making it the nation’s first patented appraisal review tool.
America’s major loan originators, servicers, credit unions, appraisal management companies, and investors who use FNC’s Collateral Management System® (CMS®) rely on Appraisal Score to discern compliance, risk, and fraud issues in residential property… Continue reading
Join us on Sept. 17 for the next FNC Morning View. In this unscripted, conference-call talk show, mortgage industry experts Bill Rayburn and Bob Dorsey jump start your work week with an intense recap and forecast of the housing market in real time.
Access information: (800) 428-6108; Access Code… Continue reading
I was fortunate enough to attend the Appraisal Institute’s national conference in San Diego on Aug. 1-3. One of the sessions I found interesting was the update on legislative and regulatory issues, led by the AI’s Bill Garber, director of governmental and external relations, and Scott DiBiasio, manager of state and industry affairs.
The session opened with a discussion on the current political climate in Washington, D.C., where the… Continue reading