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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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The Appraisal Foundation Partners With Three Tech Providers to Create Appraiser-Driven Software Programs for Appraisers

The Appraisal Foundation, an organization that sets Congressionally-authorized standards and qualifications for real estate appraisers, and provides voluntary guidance on recognized valuation methods and techniques for all valuation professionals, has announced that Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice guidance will ...

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MCS Valutions Welcomes New Assistant VP of Operations

MCS Valuations, LLC (MCSV), a nationwide provider of appraisals, broker price opinions, and other valuation-related products to the financial services industry, has named Rebecca English assistant VP of operations in Sandy, Utah, according to a recent press release.

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