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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Appraisals for Trusts, Estates and Probate

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Though much of my business comes from lenders and banks, I do a fair amount of valuation work for attorneys, CPA’s, trustees, executors, and estate planners. This often involves appraisals of real property related to setting up and administering Trusts, Estate planning, and settlement at the time of death or property tax assessments during the […]

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Q & A with Josh Walitt on Residential Appraisals Colorado

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Question #1: My bank said they ordered an appraisal for my loan, but no one ever came inside the house. Does this sound right to you?   For certain types of loans, such as home equity loans, banks follow specific federal guidelines (called Interagency Guidelines) which allow for the bank to use an exterior-only appraisal […]

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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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