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Why Value is Not an Exact Number

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Click to Read Current Issue >> Click to Print >> Am I a Working RE Subscriber? >> SEO-Enhanced Appraiser Websites                 Editor’s Note: Here is some food for thought from appraiser Dustin Harris. His suggestion makes sense from a valuation perspective and also might release some of the… Read More

Why Value is Not an Exact Number

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Editor’s Note: Here is some food for thought from regular contributor and Mobile Appraising Training Package author, Dustin Harris. His suggestion makes sense from a valuation perspective and also might release some of the pressure on appraisers to “hit the number.” The OREP/WRE Appraiser Independence Survey has over 1,000 respondents and hundreds of comments. We… Read More

Appraiser Wins AMC-Agent Judgment Against One-West Bank

The appraiser community is still reeling from the decision of a Florida bankruptcy judge to absolve JPMorgan Chase of all liability in the case of Evaluation Solutions/ES Appraisal Services (ESA) bankruptcy case. Over 10,000 real estate appraisers and agent/brokers were left unpaid by ESA, an Appraisal Management Company (AMC) that procured valuation reports on behalf of… Read More

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