‘Appraiser’s Guide’ Posts

 

Appraisal Issues: Handling Unacceptable Instructions from Your Client

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This article was originally printed in the April 2014 edition of Appraisal Today, “Handling “instructions” to not make time (market conditions) adjustments without losing your client”   by Joshua Walitt     A few months ago, I posted to my blog several sample “instructions” I received from lenders, one of them telling me to remove a […]

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AMC Appraisal Fees and Disclosure- Joshua Walitt

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The proposed AMC Rules from the Agencies are out in draft form.  Coalitions, industry organizations, and groups of appraisers are examining these and other Rules.  There is discussion amongst appraiser groups and other industry participants like never before.  It’s a great time to make your voice heard and to hear what others have to say! […]

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Appraiser Fee Disclosure sample

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Here’s the sample Appraiser Fee Disclosure. (Click the image.)

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Agencies Issue Proposed Rule on Minimum Requirements for Appraisal Management Companies

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Six agencies released a Joint Release “Agencies Issue Proposed Rule on Minimum Requirements for Appraisal Management Companies”. The release, and its attached Proposed Rule, list five AMC requirements that participating States must enforce, as well as six broad powers the States must have related to monitoring, disciplining, and reporting.     The Joint Release also points […]

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Key Parts of Residential Appraisal Reports Colorado

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Not too long ago I was at a school event for my youngest daughter when I started talking to one of the fathers that I knew. During our conversation he mentioned that they were going through the process of refinancing their home and had just received the appraisal back. He shared a little sheepishly that […]

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