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August 26: Institutional Memory and Appraisal Firms
August 12: Have You Reviewed These Sales? (Part 2)
July 29: Fannie Mae’s New Highest and Best Use
July 15: Wisdom of Crowds
July 8: Insurance IQ: Reading Your Policy
June 24: Reconsiderations of Value and What to Do About Them
June 17: Building an Appraisal Niche: High-End Appraisal Work
June 10: Interview with VA’s Chief Appraiser
June 3: Appraisers Speak Out: Full Bifurcated Appraisal Results
May 27: Appraising During a Pandemic
May 13: When Loans Go Bad: Preparing for the Next Wave
April 15: Financial Relief extends to E&O Insurance
April 8: Risky Business: Why Lenders Continue to Demand Interior Inspections
March 30: Interior Inspections: Tough Choices for Appraisers
March 23: FHFA Directive on Interior Appraisal Inspections
March 20: Appraisers and Coronavirus
March 18: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Discussion and Resources for Appraisers
March 11: Appraiser’s Changing Role
February 25: Building a Secure Appraisal Business
February 18: Fannie Mae and the Future: Recruiting New Appraisers
February 11: Thriving in a Post-FIRREA World
February 4: New Construction Assignments- Rising Demand
January 30: Listening to Appraisers
December 11, 2019: VA Issues Guidance on Bifurcated Appraisals
November 13, 2019: Turn and Face the Strain… an Appraiser’s Life
November 8, 2019: FHFA Puts Brakes on Fannie’s Bifurcated Program
October 22, 2019: Appraisal Fee Transparency Act of 2019: Pivotal Point for Appraisers
October 11, 2019: Congress Wakes Up?
October 2, 2019: Conservation Easements
September 25, 2019: Bifurcated Appraising
September 18, 2019: Roadmap for Survival
September 4, 2019: Appraising “Bifurcated”
August 28, 2019: Why “Bifurcated” Won’t Work
August 21, 2019: De Minimus Raised
August 7, 2019: A Spreadsheet Solution For Estimating GLA Adjustments
July 31, 2019: Comparing Hybrid Appraisals with a 1004 Report
July 24, 2019: Street Art Is Real Estate: What Appraisers Need to Know
July 10, 2019: Marijuana Appraisals: Still Hazy
July 3, 2019: Coester Loses Appraiser Lawsuit
June 26, 2019: Come Together
June 19, 2019: Importance of Right of Way Assignments
June 5, 2019: Caring For Your Biggest Investment
May 29, 2019: Illinois Board Issues Warning on Hybrid Appraisals
May 22, 2019: Business Valuations: Diversifying Your Appraisal Business
May 8, 2019: Fannie Mae Plans Massive Changes to Appraisal Process
April 23, 2019: Five Ways To Be More Efficient
April 17, 2019: The Power of Praise
April 3, 2019: My Complaint with Complaints
March 27, 2019: Coester AMC Out of Business, Appraisers Unpaid
March 20, 2019: Appraisal Regulatory Modernization: Idea Whose Time Has Come
March 6, 2019: Keys to Business Success in 2019
February 20, 2019: OREP Risk Management Q&A: How to Disclose and Adjust for Carcinogens
January 29, 2019: Private Appraisal Work, The Final Frontier
January 23, 2019: Persistent Appraisal Failures: Part 1
January 9, 2019: Digital Transformation of the Appraisal Industry
December 28, 2018: Insurance Happy Ending
December 19, 2018: Explaining Your Adjustments
December 12, 2018: Paired Sales Using Percentage Adjustments and No Recent Sales
November 28, 2018: Kübler-Ross and the Certified Letter
November 7, 2018: What does “Misleading” Mean?
October 24, 2018: Uberrimae Fidei (what?)
October 17, 2018: Risk of Land Volatility
October 10, 2018: Being the Connected Appraiser— Building Business with Connected Tools
October 3, 2018: Understanding Competency
September 19, 2018: A Very Credible Napkin
September 12, 2018: Talking Fees and Antitrust
September 7, 2018: Professionals Bill by the Hour
August 22, 2018: It’s Just a Machine….
August 7, 2018: Big Data, Big Risk?
August 1, 2018: Certifications: Understanding What You’re Signing
July 25, 2018: Risk Management Corner
July 11, 2018: Market Update: Interest Rates and Appraisal Volume
June 27, 2018: Hybrid Appraisals and Risk Management
June 20, 2018: Applying USPAP Fairly in a Review
June 6, 2018: Desktop Appraisals: Risk and Reward
May 30, 2018: Are You Committing Appraisal Fraud?
May 23, 2018: So You Want To Sell Your Appraisal Business?
May 2, 2018: I Can’t…Therefore it’s Not Possible
April 25, 2018: Why Appraisers Need Uniform, Federal Enforcement of USPAP
April 18, 2018: Common Appraisal Errors (Part 2)
April 4, 2018: Mobile Appraising: “But I Can’t See That Little Red Dot!”
March 28, 2018: Changing Markets
March 21, 2018: Transitioning Into Non-Lender Work
March 12, 2018: Appraisal Waivers Up for Key Vote
March 7, 2018: Cultural & Religious Effects on Value
February 21, 2018: Big Changes to College Degree, Experience Requirements
February 7, 2018: How Can Appraisers Thrive?
January 31, 2018: Navigating Hybrid Appraisals
January 24, 2018: Choices are Good
January 10, 2018: AQB Considers Changes to College Degree, Experience Requirements (Again)
November 29, 2017: Accommodation of Personal Interest
November 29, 2017: Adjustments: Sample Size, Relevance and Credible Solutions
November 15, 2017: Preparing for Your Deposition
November 8, 2017: How Much Value Does That Extra Bedroom Add? (Understanding Regression)
October 25, 2017: Solve Problems, Don’t Just Answer Questions
October 18, 2017: Have You Talked to Another Appraiser Lately?
October 11, 2017: Beyond USPAP?
Sept. 27, 2017: 2017 Fee Survey: Analyzing the Data
Sept. 13, 2017: Mentoring Fellow Appraisers
August 30, 2017: Lenders (and AMCs) Responsible for Appraisal Quality?
August 16, 2017: One Easy Trick to Get More Work
August 2, 2017: Fannie Mae’s Top Appraiser On the Future
July 26, 2017: PACE Financing: What Appraisers Should Know
July 19, 2017: Why Fannie Mae Shouldn’t Keep Data Secret
July 5, 2017: Facebook AND Face to Face Marketing
June 21, 2017: Appraiser’s Life: How Busy Are You?
June 7, 2017: Appraisers, Dentists, and Antitrust Law
June 2, 2017: Louisiana Appraisal Board: Anti-Competitive?
May 24, 2017: Fungible
May 10, 2017: AVMs to Finally Replace Appraisers?
May 8, 2017: Appraiser Q&A- Supporting Adjustments
April 26, 2017: I Messed Up (Really!)
April 12, 2017: 2017 Tech Insights
March 22, 2017: AQB Digs In: College Degree, Experience Requirements to Change
March 1, 2017: AMC Fined for Removing Appraiser from Panel
February 15, 2017: Express Yourself
February 1, 2017: Fees Rising! (New Fee Survey asks how much)
January 18, 2017: Appraiser Shortage or Just Fed Up?
January 4, 2017: Training Success Stories
December 28: Customary and Reasonable: Measuring the New Normal
December 14, 2016: Common Appraisal Errors
December 7, 2016: Insurance IQ: Driving to Work
November 30, 2016: Sharpening Skills: Are Granny Flats Undervalued?
November 16, 2016: Drones for Appraisal Use
November 9, 2016: What’s Your (Appraisal) Problem?
October 26, 2016: Latest AQB Proposal on College Degree, Experience Requirements
October 12, 2016: Disciplinary Process – How It Works, Your Rights & Likely Outcomes
September 28, 2016: Too Busy? Turning Away Work? Get Help!
September 21, 2016: Do Your Math (and Raise Your Fees)
September 14, 2016: Training the Next Generation
September 7, 2016: Five Steps to Growing an Appraisal Firm
August 31, 2016: Dispelling Myth of Appraiser Shortage
August 24, 2016: Making Case for an Appraiser’s Judgment
August 17, 2016: How Do you Tell an Appraiser from an Agent?
August 3, 2016: Insurance IQ
July 27, 2016: A Little Marketing Here and There
July 20, 2016: Extraordinary Assumption or Hypothetical Condition?
July 6, 2016: Real Estate Fraud – What’s an Appraiser to Do?
June 22, 2016: Time Adjustments
June 15, 2016: TAF Considers Skipping Experience Requirement
June 8, 2016: Time Has Come Today
June 1, 2016: True Cost of Low Appraisal Fees
May 19, 2016: AQB Proposes Alternative to College Degree Requirement
May 11, 2016: Repurchase Demands and Unacceptable Appraisal Practices – Part 2
April 27, 2016: Words That Matter
April 13, 2016: Future of Appraisers Survey
March 30, 2016: College Degree Requirement Misguided
March 16, 2016: Wash. AMC Fails, Leaves Appraisers Unpaid
March 11, 2016: Repurchase Demands and Unacceptable Appraisal Practices – Part 1
March 2, 2016: Late Appraisal: USPAP Violation?
February 17: The Decline of Appraisers
February 10, 2016: Legal Doom
February 3, 2016: Appraisers Win $36 Million Class Action
January 27, 2016: Getting Neighborhood Description Right
January 22, 2016: AMC Fined Over C&R Fees
January 20, 2016: Working Well with AMCs
January 6, 2016: USPAP: Shifting (Quick) Sand for Appraisers
December 21, 2015: Wildfires and Appraisers
December 8, 2015: Search Parameters and the Best Comparables
November 24, 2015: Mapping for Success with Google
November 23, 2015: Giving Thanks (and Giving Back) to Our Veterans
November 13, 2015: Incorrect Reporting of Sales & Listing Data in Appraisal Reports
November 10, 2015: Contributory Market Value Riddle
November 4, 2015: What the Appraisal Foundation Thinks
October 30, 2015: Appraiser/Whistleblower Wins $85 Million
October 28, 2015: Understanding USPAP – Part Three: SR-2
October 14, 2015: Claims, Complaints and E&O Insurance
September 30, 2015: Future of Valuation
September 25, 2015: Observe, Analyze and Report- In that Order
September 16, 2015: What Appraisers Keep Getting Wrong
September 9, 2015: TRID: What’s It Mean for Appraisers?
September 2, 2015: Why Your Words Matter (in your appraisal)
August 26, 2015: Appraiser Landmark $36 Million Settlement with BoA
August 19, 2015: Appraising Lake Property
August 10, 2015: Facing License Denial, Coester Sues Virginia Board
August 5, 2015: How Much Are You Worth?
July 29, 2015: What if it Can’t be Supported? Your Value as a Local Expert
July 22, 2015: Understanding USPAP Part 2: SR – 1
July 1, 2015: Road to Supporting Value: Ranking & Reconciliation
June 17, 2015: Are You a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Appraiser?
June 8, 2015: First Enforcement of C&R Fee Provision: Louisiana Makes History
June 3, 2015: Bank’s Letter to Appraiser Started Off With…
May 20, 2015: Appraisers Entitled to Overtime, Court Holds
May 11, 2015: Blacklisting Lawsuit Continues
May 6, 2015: Supporting Market Conditions Adjustments
April 27, 2015: Lies, Damn Lies… and FMNA ‘statistics’
April 22, 2015: Appraising with Regression
April 8, 2015: AMC’s – Bridge Too Far?
March 25, 2015: Understanding USPAP – The Preamble
March 11, 2015: Extracting an Adjustment – One Way To Measure
February 25, 2015: Appraiser Efficiency in the New World of CU
February 11, 2015: Life After the New CU System
February 3, 2015: Collateral Underwriter: First Feedback
January 27, 2015: Taking Success Into My Own Hands
January 20, 2015: Collateral Underwriter – Too Much Too Soon
January 14, 2015: Fannie Mae Warning Letters on the Rise
December 17, 2014: Oregon Board Sanctions AMC
December 3, 2014: USPAP, Retrospective Appraisals and the Titanic
November 19, 2014: Troubling Times at Fannie Mae
November 5, 2014: Case Closed: Appeal Dropped in ESA/Chase Bankruptcy
October 29, 2014: Appraisers, AMCs & Building Bridges
October 22, 2014: Complaints: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
October 8, 2014: Adjustments: Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
September 24, 2014: Review Appraisal Liability
September 17, 2014: HUD Blacklisting: Guilty Until Proven Innocent
September 10, 2014: Appraisal Board Sanctions AMC for Late Payment
August 27, 2014: Highest and Best Use Analysis
August 20, 2014: Board Complaints: You Can’t Fight City Hall…Or Can You?
August 13, 2014: Blacklisted for Refusing Low Fees
July 31, 2014: 12,346 Appraisal Failures Every Week
July 22, 2014: Green Building – How Can We Know Value?
July 16, 2014: Court Certifies Class and Approves Nationwide Class Settlement for Review Appraisers
July 2, 2014: Overseas AMC Staff: Could I Speak to “Villiam?”
June 18, 2014: So You Want to Increase Business…
June 4, 2014: Trainees, Employees and How to Build a Business
May 28, 2014: State Board Moves to Curb Frivolous Complaints
May 21, 2014: Training the Future
April 30, 2014: We Need to Do What? Verifying AMC Licensing
April 23, 2014: Smoking Gun Allows Appraiser to Sue over Blacklisting
April 9, 2014: New Pressure: Agents Filing Complaints
March 26, 2014: Importance of Good Scope of Work
March 21, 2014: “Paperless” Appraising
March 12, 2014: Fannie Mae’s “Do Not Use” List
February 26, 2014: Top 5 Questions Asked of Appraisers and How to Answer
February 13, 2014: You Only Have to Make 700+/- Decisions in the Next Six Hours
February 5, 2014: Fighting Appraisal Board Complaints
January 26, 2014: Victory for Customary and Reasonable Fees in Louisiana
January 16, 2014: OCC: Lenders Responsible for AMCs
January 1, 2014, 2014: Beware of Consent Decrees
December 27, 2013: Positive Resolution to Chase Blacklisting Saga
December 18, 2013: “Low Bid” Appraisal – AMC Rebuttal
December 4, 2013: “Low Bid” Appraisal Ordering and Its Effect on Quality
November 27, 2013: Conversation with Fannie Mae
November 19, 2013: Feds to Reconsider Customary and Reasonable Fees – Maybe

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