Appraiser News Editions

Bankruptcy Court Absolves Chase of All Liability

An alarming precedent has just been set for real estate appraisers in the bankruptcy case of Evaluation Solutions/ES Appraisal Services (ESA). Despite numerous objections from appraisers and agent/brokers alike, a Florida bankruptcy judge has ruled in favor of JPMorgan Chase in granting a Bar Order which absolves Chase of any liability on future claims from… Read More

Checkbox Chimps and Review Appraisals

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Appraisers are coining a new term for certain appraisal management company (AMC) staff - “Checkbox Chimps.” These are the personnel who are “reviewing” appraisals, and no matter how solid they may be, are instructing appraisers to change their reports. Are they really providing an “appraisal review” or are they just checking boxes on a form? Are… Read More

Appraiser Magazine News – Your #1 Source of Real Estate Appraiser Information

    Real Estate Appraiser Information Working RE Magazine is the #1 source of real estate appraiser information and appraisal news. We are committed to reporting relevant and timely appraisal news for real estate appraisers nationwide. Working RE is the only appraiser magazine that is delivered to the majority of the industry in print and is… Read More

Making “Appraisal Independence” Work for Your Business

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Editor’s Note: Appraiser Nelson Boswell shows us how to leverage new appraisal independence laws into more business. Making “Appraisal Independence” Work for Your Business by Nelson Boswell, Jr., SRA New federal legislation is leading to greater “appraiser independence” for many, but not in the way legislators intended. Smart appraisers are using the new laws to… Read More

Estimating Physical Deterioration

What I like about writing these articles is the research it takes for accuracy and current terminology. For many years I was taught that accrued depreciation was depreciation from all causes, which consists of physical deterioration, functional obsolescence and external (locational and economic) obsolescence. This term is also used with those who value businesses… Read More