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The Unforeseen Consequences of Dodd-Frank

A decade after the housing market’s collapse, some impacts of the Dodd-Frank Act on the appraisal industry are only beginning to be felt … and not all of them were anticipated. Editor’s Note: This feature originally appeared in the October issue of DS News, out now.

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What Is Impacting Appraisal Values?

Even as more homeowners and appraisers find themselves seeing eye to eye on home values, a recent report found that the growth of appraisal values has slowed, a report found. See what factors are affecting appraisal values.

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FHFA Examines the Appraisals Process

The FHFA has released a new paper, authored by Jessica Shui and Shriya Murthy, that examines how appraisals conducted by appraisal management companies compare to those conducted by lenders themselves. What’s the verdict? According to the FHFA paper, “the results indicate ...

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Valuations Are a FORCE to be Reckoned With

On Tuesday, January 30, the The Federation of REO Certified Experts (FORCE) presents a brand new webinar spotlighting the true value of broker price opinions, and how to use them to gain more business. The “Value of Valuations” webinar runs ...

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Quicken Loans: Homeowners and Appraisers Sync Up

Estimates about home values among homeowners and appraisers were considerably closer to lining up during the final month of 2017, according to new data released by Quicken Loans. According to the National Quicken Loans Home Price Perception Index (HPPI), home ...

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Clarocity Announces Bill Waltenbaugh as Chief Appraiser

Clarocity Corporation, based in Carlsbad, California, announced Monday that Bill Waltenbaugh is taking on the role of Chief Appraiser at Clarocity Valuation Services. Waltenbaugh brings 30 years of real estate industry experience to his new role, including past experience as a Chief Appraiser and Director of Compliance at several appraisal management firms. “Bill Waltenbaugh is a nationally recognized appraiser, with vast experience in ensuring exceptional appraisal quality and compliance,” said Aleksandra James, President of Clarocity Valuation Services.

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Four States Face Serious Appraisal Problems

Appraisal problems are rampant across the country, with appraiser shortages, delays on reports, and other issues. Four states, in particular, are facing appraisal issues in droves. One industry organization is seeking to alleviate the problem with a recent white paper.

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