Appraiser Shortage, Market Predictions, On-Time Payment, and More

Posted by: McKissock Date: Apr 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Welcome to this week's appraisal news. There's a lot of talk about an appraisal shortage but not a lot of agreement; one article examines the statistics behind the arguments. Take a look at one appraiser's thoughts on not being a doormat when it comes to getting paid. There's also the latest on predicting the market and pricing homes properly. Then just for fun: 23 homes built—literally—in some of the most unusual spots in the world.

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Topics: appraiser shortage

Predominant Values, Appraiser Trends, Marketing Your Appraisal Business, and More

Posted by: McKissock Date: Apr 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

From the ever-elusive predominant value to the latest appraiser trends, our gathering of all-things-appraisal news is here for your reading pleasure. You can also listen to some of the most recent podcasts from the Voice of Appraisal, join the lively conversation about education versus experience in the profession, and look for takeaways in a timeless article on marketing your appraisal services.

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Topics: appraiser trends

The Challenges With Appraising Multiple-Unit Properties

Posted by: Joseph Dobrian Date: Apr 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Appraising a multi-unit property is usually more complicated than appraising a single-family home. Two-, three-, or four-unit buildings are sometimes subject to confusion when it comes to arranging a loan for purchase or refinancing.

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Topics: multiple unit properties

Non-Lender Appraisal Assignments Open Up a Whole New World for Appraisers

Posted by: Dan Bradley Date: Mar 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Here are four specialty areas that can supplement (or replace) your mortgage lending appraisal business:

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Topics: non-lender appraisal assignments

Appraisal News: Choosing Comparables, Dealing With Challenge and Change, and More

Posted by: McKissock Date: Mar 24, 2017 7:00:00 AM

This week's news covers choosing comparables dangerously, the challenges and changes of being an appraiser, and the home office tax deduction you may or may not be qualified to take. There’s more talk about AMCs and the seemingly high price of an appraisal from the consumer’s point of view. Everyone’s talking about March Madness, so in the spirit of those players who aspire to go from NCAA to NBA, we’ve featured some dream houses owned by today’s pros.

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Topics: appraisal news

Appraisal News: Challenges, Fees, Values, Unusual Homes, More

Posted by: McKissock Date: Mar 17, 2017 8:06:34 PM

As the weekend draws near, we've pulled together some appraisal-focused stories. A recent survey by NAR gathers insights on the issues appraisers are talking about, which ties in nicely to a blog about having your appraiser voice heard among the din of a country that is speaking loudly. Some insight into appraiser fees and varied valuations round out the appraisal news. To wrap things up, we've included a slideshow of some of the most unusual homes in the country. And in honor of St. Paddy’s Day, Sláinte!

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Topics: appraisal news

Appraising Rural Properties

Posted by: Joseph Dobrian Date: Mar 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

There are challenges that come with appraising rural properties. Often they are located in remote areas, where few comps exist. How do you figure in factors such as arable or nonarable land, a working farm, timberland, wetlands, or a forest preserve?

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Topics: appraising rural properties

Appraisal News Round-Up: Appraisal Reform, Change, Shortage, Time Out, and More

Posted by: McKissock Date: Mar 10, 2017 6:07:50 PM

This week’s appraisal news includes appraisal reform for the future and a look back at whether the past accurately predicted the present.  We’ll look into whether there’s an actual appraisal shortage—or if appraisers are just weary of micromanagement. The Appraiser Coach offers up some advice on adding a timeout to your to-do list. And just for fun: a story about the lighter side of the profession.

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Topics: appraisal news, appraisal reform

Where Are All the Women? A Celebration of Women in Appraisal

Posted by: Joseph Dobrian Date: Mar 8, 2017 7:30:42 AM

Traditionally, the sales/brokerage side of the real estate profession has a reputation for being one of the most woman-friendly career options available in the Western world. The National Association of REALTORS estimates that about 62 percent of REALTORS are female. The appraisal business, however, is mostly male-dominated, with males making up about 75 percent of the profession.

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Topics: women in appraisal

ASB Adopts Changes to USPAP for 2018–19

Posted by: Dan Bradley Date: Mar 6, 2017 2:50:41 PM

At its February 3, 2017, meeting, the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) of The Appraisal Foundation adopted several proposed changes to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). These changes will be effective January 1, 2018. 

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Topics: USPAP