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Real Estate Appraiser Insurance

Real Estate Appraiser Insurance OREP – Organization of Real Estate Professionals, is a leading provider of Appraisers Errors & Omissions Insurance for real estate appraisers. In addition to the lowest rates and broadest coverage, that is customized for real estate appraisers to fit their individual appraising needs, OREP provides timely information to help appraisers limit… Read More

Defensive Appraising in a Declining Market

Defensive Appraising in a Declining Market By John Lifflander, ASA As market conditions continue to decline, appraising has become more difficult and potentially perilous. Consequently, it has never been more imperative for appraisers to prepare reports in a way that will hold up to meticulous scrutiny. Properties that are selling or being refinanced now may… Read More

Low E&O Rates & Great Service

Low E&O Rates & Great Service…and Yes, We Answer the Phone Appraisers/Agents E&O Min. Prem. $483 Inspectors E&O Min. Prem. $1,250 Golden Rule Our mission at OREP is to be the best insurance resource for real estate professionals; to follow the Golden Rule by treating all who contact us for help as we would expect… Read More

Copyright Appraiser Takes on AVMs

Editor’s Note: Tim Vining, MAI is at it again. Vining is the appraiser who made national news by bringing the first appraisal copyright infringement lawsuit. The case settled in his favor. This time he is taking on AMVs. Read how and why below. “Right on to Tim Vining! Please let him know hard-working appraisers support him.” – Eve… Read More

Clarifying Copyright

Clarifying Copyright (by Someone Who Knows) by Tim Vining, MAI As the appraiser who brought suit in federal court for copyright, I wish to address and clarify some comments made in writing in other appraisal industry publications. Whether you realize it or not, once pen is put to paper the author has copyright protection. In… Read More

Fannie Offers Cert #23 “Fix”

Fannie offers Cert #23 “Fix” By David Brauner, Editor WRE Just days after the new forms took effect and in the midst of widespread confusion and fear among appraisers nationwide regarding their increasing liability and responsibility under the new forms, and especially Cert. #23 (Intended User), Fannie Mae’s Mark Simpson, speaking to appraisers at Valuation… Read More

Appraiser Wins “AMC-Agent” Judgment Against One-West Bank

Appraiser Wins “AMC-Agent” Judgment Against One-West Bank by Isaac Peck, Associate Editor 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… Read More